Archive for March, 2016

More Evidence Shows a Link Between ADHD and Autism

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Nearly every mental health professional and autism specialist has wondered at some point if there could be a link between ADHD and autism. Now, a blockbuster study has provided some new evidence of a genetic link, which is a possible breakthrough researchers say could lead to the use of cutting edge gene therapy treatment for behavioral and developmental issues in the future.

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Daylight Savings Time and Mental Health

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Have you been feeling “off” all week? Have you felt foggy, fatigued, anxious and depressed? You’re not alone―and last Sunday’s “spring forward” could very well have something to do with it. Unsurprisingly, the time change can have a real affect on our mental health.

In the days and weeks that follow the twice-yearly “springing forward” or “falling back” of the clocks, many complain of ...

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How To Have A Sober St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, and for most, it’s a fun-filled day of wearing green, eating Irish food and celebrating good fortune. But for someone with a substance addiction or a mental health issue like bipolar disorder that can be exasperated by drinking, St. Patrick’s Day can be a real trigger, especially if everyone around them has a green beer or a shot of whiskey ...

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Chronic Stress and Mental Health

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Stressed? You’re not alone. An estimated 77% of American adults report experiencing physical symptoms caused by stress, while 73% experience psychological symptoms. Many people lie awake at night due to stress, and it impacts nearly everyone’s lives. Unfortunately, we are a very anxious and stressed out nation. And now, a recent study has shown that people who experience chronic stress due ...

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