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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Everything You Need to Know

Over 28 million Americans will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their life. That’s why National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is so important. Bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa are estimated to affect at least 2-3% of women at some point in their life. Women ages 12-25 are most susceptible to these types of eating disorders. While […]

Coexisting Conditions: A Guide to Understanding ADHD and Depression

Depression and attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) are two common conditions that can sometimes co-exist in an individual. Doctors sometimes call these comorbid disorders, meaning they can exist at the same time. Depression is nearly three times more prevalent among adults with ADHD. ADHD has also been linked to anxiety disorders. To better understand the link […]

Supporting a Loved One With Depression

If you have a loved one who is struggling with depression, you are not alone. According to the most recent estimates from the National Institute of Mental Health, over 7 percent of all U.S. adults experienced an episode of major depression in 2019. Healthline estimates that 16.2 million adults in the U.S. have one depressive episode in any given […]

Reducing Stress With Meditation: Your Essential Guide

Sitting still can be a moving experience. Meditation is a popular form of mindfulness-based stress reduction. In fact, 14.2% of American adults experimented with meditation in 2017. One reason why meditation has become so popular is increased stress. More psychiatrists are recommending to people that they should try meditation in order to reduce stress and improve mental […]

How to Manage Seasonal Depression

Is your mood affected by the weather? Do you dread the dark winter months? Well, you may be one of the millions of Americans that suffer from seasonal depression or seasonal affective disorder. Year after year, a significant reduction in sunlight coincides with many people feeling emotionally drained and even depressed. It’s not fun to […]

Key Steps to Taking Care of Your Mental Health

When we speak of mental health care, we refer to our psychological, emotional, and social well-being. Our mental health can affect how we act, feel, and think. Mental health illnesses are common in the United States; around 20% of adults experience mental illness each year. A similar number of Americans between the ages of 6 and […]

COVID and the Toll It’s Taking On Our Mental Health

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to loom over the world, there’s another pandemic lurking beneath the surface—our worsening mental health.  Poor mental health is one of the under-recognized effects of COVID-19. Health professionals and government officials have to prioritize community physical health during this difficult time. People who are suffering from declining mental health often […]

How to Decide Which Treatment for Depression is Right for You

What do you get when you mix social isolation with uncertainty and high levels of stress? If you guessed increased depression and anxiety, then you’d be right! This recent coronavirus pandemic has tripled depression rates in the US. If you’re feeling alone, sad, and unmotivated, then you’re far from alone! These symptoms are not unusual […]

Holistic Approaches to Mental Health

Do your loved ones suffer from depression?  Are their antidepressants not providing relief of depressive symptoms?  Are they tired of dealing with unwanted side effects?   They aren’t alone—more than 50 percent of people who take antidepressants never get relief from depression. Don’t despair.  There are other options to consider. Here are some successful holistic approaches that […]

The Difference Between Ketamine and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Globally, more than 264 million people suffer from depression. Some people are affected worse than others and some mental health conditions are harder to treat with medications.  In fact, depression is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States.  In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, new ways to treat depression have […]

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