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2014-03-28 23:26:09

New Memoir Announced by Patrick Kennedy Helps Break the Stigma of Mental Illness Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Announced earlier this month, Patrick Kennedy’s new memoir, A Common Struggle: A Very Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction, will bring more attention to bipolar disorder and addiction, something mental health center experts say can only be positive. “Mental illness is the least publicly talked about area of medicine,”...

2014-01-31 10:50:31

New research published today shows that depression and impulse control disorders (eating disorders in particular) are independently associated with diabetes diagnosis, after adjustment for presence of other mental disorders. The research, published in Diabetologia (the journal of The European Association for the Study of Diabetes), supports the focus on depression as an independent risk factor for diabetes, but also suggests this focus should be extended to impulse control disorders. The...

2013-07-15 23:17:01

Dr. Kevin Wandler to speak at NSU open house. (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is pleased to announce Dr. Kevin Wandler of the Recovery Village as keynote speaker at its upcoming open house. The topic of Dr. Wandler's talk will be stress management. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 16, at 6:00 p.m., and will take place at NSU's Orlando Student Educational Center. The Orlando Student Educational Center of NSU has served as a convenient venue for...

2013-05-21 14:56:28

The increase is due to more cases of eating disorder not otherwise specified rather than rises in either bulimia or anorexia More people are being diagnosed with eating disorders every year and the most common type is not either of the two most well known–bulimia or anorexia–but eating disorders not otherwise specified (eating disorders that don't quite reach the threshold to be defined as anorexia or bulimia), shows a study published online in BMJ Open. Few studies have...

2012-06-06 06:26:14

BALTIMORE, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) voiced concerns today about proposed revisions to the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which no longer include the term "dyslexia." "Many members of the International Dyslexia Association and dyslexia communities were heartened by inclusion of the term 'dyslexia' in an earlier round of proposed DSM-5 revisions," said...

2011-11-12 14:10:00

Burning Tree a long term treatment center in Texas announces the increase in the need for integrated treatment for those persons with a co-occurring disorder. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) November 12, 2011 Burning Tree announces, as addiction specialists at a renowned long-term rehabilitation facility in Texas, encountering an increased need in integrated services for individuals experiencing both substance abuse issues and mental health disorders. While many facilities are ill-prepared to respond...

2011-11-06 08:00:00

BalancedMindz Inc announces the official launch of its new mental health website, balancedmindz.org. The site publishes cutting edge research and information related to the origins of mental illness, its diagnosis and treatment in addition to offering self-help tools, community forums, a therapist directory and more to a global audience in need of online access to mental health resources. Primary disorders covered include depression, anxiety and panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder...

2011-08-02 20:59:01

Women who reported experiencing gender-based violence, such as rape, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking, had an associated higher lifetime prevalence of mental health disorders, dysfunction and disability, according to a study in the August 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights. Violence against women is a major public health concern, contributing to high levels of illness and death worldwide, according to background information in the article. "In...

2011-06-26 16:35:00

DURHAM, Conn., June 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A new 16-bed residential program designed specifically for adolescents and families struggling with drug and alcohol addiction and substance use disorders has opened in Durham, Conn. The program is located approximately 30 minutes form Hartford and New Haven and less than two hours from New York City. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110626/CG26245) Rushford at Stonegate is a private, 90-day program that provides a distinct...

2011-05-12 13:43:00

CHICAGO, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depressive disorder or manic depression, is a psychiatric disorder that causes extreme shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out everyday tasks. It is a serious mental illness requiring specialized treatment, but the problem, according to Kimberly Dennis, M.D., medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, is that bipolar disorder often gets misdiagnosed by...