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Women’s Mental Health Concerns are Often Dismissed: Here’s What to Do About It

by Nia Spencer As a woman, I find that my mental health concerns often get brushed off or dismissed by professionals. Studies show that women are twice as likely as men to experience depression, and although hormonal changes alone cannot account for depression, women’s mental health concerns are nonetheless frequently dismissed as merely hormonal. Dr.…

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Challenges and Advice

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative cognitive brain disorder that causes a loss in memory, thinking ability, and reasoning. It is a fairly common disease that usually affects the elderly population although cases of early-onset Alzheimer’s also occur in populations under 65 years of age. Five hundred thousand cases are added yearly, and it is the…

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The First Mental Health Appointment: What to Expect and How to Calm the Nerves

It’s completely normal to feel nervous or scared before you see your first psychologist. It may even feel wrong in some ways, which is also normal. [1] Rest assured, though, the fact that you are taking or even considering this step is mighty impressive — so give yourself a firm pat on the back. Many…

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Healing the Healer

My first job as a budding therapist, fresh out of grad school, was at a psychiatric hospital. Many memories from that time have stayed with me, but it was a comment I heard a fellow therapist make that altered my understanding of the importance of emotional self-care for those whose life’s work is serving others.…

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Fibromyalgia and Its Effect on Mental Health

by Andy Greene One of the most common pain disorders, affecting roughly 3 to 6 percent of the world’s population [1], fibromyalgia is a very frustrating disorder with little understanding of what causes it and no real cure. This can become increasingly demoralizing to those who suffer from it. Sadly, fibromyalgia is not just a…

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National Family Health History Day

Knowing your family’s health history is so important that a pending lawsuit in the UK may dramatically change medical confidentiality practices that have been in place for thousands of years. The ACSH reports on the case of a woman whom this article refers to as “Jane” for her privacy. Jane sued her father when he…

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Common Stressors for New Caregivers

Nearly 10 million adults in the U.S. are providing care to their aging parents today. In fact, this phenomenon is becoming a national trend, with the number tripling within the last 15 years. While every situation is unique, there are several common stressors that emerge for adult children faced with this new responsibility for which…

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Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is an incredibly serious and currently irreversible form of dementia that worsens over time. Among other symptoms, patients often have problems with memory, general behavior, and reasoning. Discovered over a century ago by Dr. Alois Alzheimer, it is the most common form of dementia, affecting over 40 million elderly patients worldwide. Although preliminary treatments…

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