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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 body ...

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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 in ...

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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 to ...

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10 Reasons To Exercise For Your Mental Health

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Female Jogger on Coleman Avunue in Morro Bay, CA 5-2-07 - Photo by Mike Baird http://bairdphotos.com Canon 20D 100-400mm IS lens handheld from an outrigger canoe.

The winter months can really take a toll on an exercise routine. Even in warmer climates, there’s something about winter that makes it easy for people to get off track. Perhaps it’s the shorter days, or maybe people get ...

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Bipolar Medication May Help Restore Normal Brain Function

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It’s no secret that medication can make all the difference to a person who is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. While natural treatment including diet, exercise and regular visits to a Newport Beach psychiatrist are extremely beneficial, sometimes the patient does need medication for the most effective management of the disorder. Now, a new review is being ...

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10 Ways To Show Your Mental Health Self Esteem Love

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10 Ways To Show Your Mental Health Self Esteem Love

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, a time when those in committed relationships (or those who hope to be) are showering their partners with love and affection. But this is also a good time to check in with your own self-love and self-care. Have you been neglecting your mental and physical health, putting other people or your ...

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Bipolar Disorder Can Lead To Depression And Obesity

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Bipolar disorder is defined as a mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression. People with bipolar often struggle to maintain relationships since other people find their extreme highs and lows difficult to deal with. Unfortunately, they also face other struggles. Research indicated adults with bipolar disorder are also more likely to suffer from depression than people without it. They are also more likely to be obese.

It all comes down to cortisol, which is the stress hormone. New ...

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The New Fibromyalgia Aware Magazine Dr. Tucker is featured in

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The New Fibromyalgia Aware Magazine Dr. Tucker is featured in

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10 Mental Health Resolutions to Make for 2016

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Making New Year’s resolutions has become a bit of a running joke in this country, a way to set ourselves up for disappointment. However, the beginning of a new year is actually a great time to evaluate your current state of affairs and set some new goals. Many people make resolutions involving their physical health, which is wonderful—but mental health resolutions should also be considered.

If you’ve had mental illness issues in the past, making an appointment with your Newport Beach ...

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Dr. Tucker Featured on Psych Sessions Podcast

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Click here to listen to Psych Sessions Episode 30 featuring Dr. Tucker: Brain Trauma, Concussions, & Sports Psychiatry With Lawrence Tucker (M.D.)

Dr. Tucker Featured on Psych Sessions Podcast

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Scientists Found Autism Signs and Symptoms Linked to Brain Chemicals

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In a time where there is still much to learn about autism, new breakthroughs and knowledge are always exciting. This week, autism has been in the headlines twice thanks to the results of more studies being released. The first one reported that women who took antidepressants during pregnancy were more likely to have children with autism, though that study is already being discredited since it was widely exaggerated. The second study, which is much more promising, revealed that a neurotransmitter ...

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