Posts Tagged 'mental health'

Relaxing The Mind

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In today’s harried and always-connected world, it’s often tough to simply find a few minutes to unplug. But doing so is vital to our mental health — whether you are already working with someone for behavioral health services or just need in need of daily re-fresh. While therapy and medication are ...

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Study Shows Children With Cancer At Greater Risk Of Developing Mental Illness

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Being diagnosed with cancer is scary and difficult at any age, but it can be particularly emotionally damaging to a child. And now a recent study is showing that children who survive cancer, along with their siblings, have a greater risk of developing a mental illness. This study points to the obvious link between physical treatment and mental help through child psychiatry.

Researchers from Copenhagen University Hospital studied 7,085 children who were treated for cancer between 1975-2010 and their 13,000 siblings. ...

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Top 10 Tips for Healthy Mental Aging

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September is National Healthy Aging Month. And while the world wide web is flooded with tips on how to prevent the physical aging process, as the popular expression goes, “Aging is all in your mind.” Healthy mental aging is just as important as keeping wrinkles at bay. Here is a list of 10 tips for healthy mental aging:

1. Exercise. Physical activity increases oxygen-rich blood flow to your brain, essential for keeping it young. Older adults who exercise are 60% less ...

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People With Mental Illness At Greater Risk of Accidental Death

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Anyone who struggles with a mental illness already faces numerous challenges in life. And now, recent international research has shown that the mentally ill are up to six times more likely to die in an accident than the general population. If you have yet to seek treatment with a Costa Mesa therapist for your condition, doing so promptly could be life-saving.

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden and Stanford University in California studied 6.9 million adults over the age of ...

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Five Tips for Helping Your Autistic Child Make Friends

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Autism can lead to some lonely days for your child. Children with autism and Asperger’s syndrome often want to make friends, but lack the natural social skills necessary to do so. This can lead to withdrawal and antisocial behavior. That, coupled with other unusual behavior, can make them a target of bullying. With an estimated 4500 autistic children under the age of 18 in Dallas, this can lead to a lot of lonely kids.

The good news is that it’s ...

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Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse

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People who live with bipolar disorder face many challenges, one of which is the temptation to use alcohol and drugs to self-medicate. It is estimated that 60% of people diagnosed with bipolar disorder struggle with substance abuse. People who experience mixed states of rapid cycling have the highest rate of danger.

Substance abuse compounds the problems of people with bipolar disorder. Alcohol and drugs can interfere with prescribed medication, causing them to recover more slowly from mood swings, get fewer benefits ...

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College Students With Mental Illness More Likely To Drop Out

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According to a recent study from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a staggering 64% of college students with mental health issues will end up dropping out of school. The majority of these teens struggle with depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse and addiction. The students drop out because of pressure, lack of motivation, and poor grade point averages leading to a loss in financial aid.

There are many reasons these students don’t seek help, the ...

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Has Your Orange County Therapist Recommended Medications?

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If you are seeing a Costa Mesa or Orange County therapist for a mental health concern, there may come a time when they suggest that you could benefit from medication. In the state of Texas, psychologists don’t have prescribing authority (because they lack medical training). So, they may let you know it is time to bring in a psychiatrist as a “medication consultant”. This does not mean the psychiatrist should just whip out their prescription pad and order up ...

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Join the Circle of Support With Our Women’s Group

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Are you looking for a place to turn when life gets tough? Does life seem to be tough all the time? If you’re a woman living in the 21st century, the answer is probably yes to both questions. Our women’s group offers a private, supportive and safe environment for you to speak authentically about the challenges you face.

Why Surround Yourself with New People?

In our culture, we’re often encouraged to turn ...

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Can Child Psychiatry Help Kids Who Are Bullied?

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Schools should be a place to learn interesting and helpful facts and skills. Sadly, it is often a place where kids learn instead that life is unfair and other people can’t be trusted to “play nice”. Bullying is a pervasive problem and one without a quick fix. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) states that as ...

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