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Anxiety Reduced With Smartphone App
2014-03-18 12:48:57

Association for Psychological Science Playing a science-based mobile gaming app for 25 minutes can reduce anxiety in stressed individuals, according to research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The study suggests that “gamifying” a scientifically-supported intervention could offer measurable mental health and behavioral benefits for people with relatively high levels of anxiety. “Millions of people suffering...

2014-03-17 12:27:36

Ameritox offers medical and behavioral health professionals additional information in helping to assess medication non-adherence by those diagnosed with serious mental health issues BALTIMORE, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox(SM), the nation's leader in medication monitoring solutions, introduced a new method to assist physicians in assessing medication non-adherence for patients with serious mental illness prescribed the antipsychotic drug Abilify, the top-selling medication...

2014-03-14 12:26:30

-- Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk begins with a rousing send-off from Maple Leaf Square -- It's the first of more than 200 community mental health events with Clara in every province and territory over the 110 days of the Big Ride -- Clara will ride 12,000 kilometres around the country before concluding her Ride in Ottawa on Canada Day TORONTO, March 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Six-time Olympian Clara...

2014-03-13 23:22:35

Mental Health First Aid Training - space limited Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Mental health challenges – such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use – are shockingly common in the United States. In fact, more than one in five American adults will have a mental health problem in any given year. The National Council for Behavioral Health certifies individuals throughout the nation, including Adult and Child Center, to provide Mental Health First Aid courses to...

2014-03-10 16:32:37

Board Urges Congress to 1) End Discrimination; 2) Fix Gaps in the Mental Health and Addiction Treatment System; and 3) Support Health Information Technology Funding WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) Board of Trustees this week made recommendations in key policy areas that have the potential to significantly improve the lives of individuals with mental and addictive disorders. The meeting (led by Board...

2014-03-07 23:21:42

The CarePlus Foundation is holding their 16th annual Courage Awards Gala to recognize individuals and groups who work tirelessly on behalf of individuals and families facing the daily and life-long challenges of mental illness and substance abuse. Paramus, New Jersey (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 The CarePlus Foundation will recognize individuals and groups who work tirelessly on behalf of individuals and families facing the daily and life-long challenges of mental illness and substance abuse at...

Study Finds Frequent Facebook Use Linked To Eating Disorder Risk
2014-03-06 13:17:03

Jill Elish, Florida State University Frequent Facebook users might be sharing more than party pictures, vacation videos and shameless selfies — they also share a greater risk of eating disorders, according to a new study led by Florida State University researchers. Psychology Professor Pamela K. Keel studied 960 college women and found that more time on Facebook was associated with higher levels of disordered eating. Women who placed greater importance on receiving comments and...

2014-03-05 14:25:28

For families who moved out of high-poverty neighborhoods, boys experienced an increase and girls a decrease in rates of depression and conduct disorder, according to a study in the March 5 issue of JAMA. Observational studies have consistently found that youth in high-poverty neighborhoods have high rates of emotional problems. These findings raise the possibilities that neighborhood characteristics affect emotional functioning and neighborhood-level interventions may reduce emotional...

2014-03-05 12:26:36

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS SERVICES TO HELP WITH INVISIBLE WOUNDS OF WAR SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego military community joined local mental health advocates last night for "Serving Those Who Serve," an event designed to break down the barriers that prevent service members and veterans from seeking mental health services, specifically the stigma associated with mental illness. More than 200 veterans, active duty and their family members attended the event at the San...

2014-03-04 23:30:27

The Saint Jude Retreats, a non-12 step substance use program, releases radio show interview on the topic of overmedication and overdiagnosis with Dr. Allen Frances. Amsterdam, NY (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 The Saint Jude Retreats is excited to announce that as of today Tuesday, March, 4, 2014 the Saint Jude Retreats Radio’s latest show is live and ready for download or streaming. The radio show host and Executive Director of Saint Jude Retreats, Michelle Dunbar, opens the segment with a...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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