Demystifying Mental Illness: How Hollywood And Society Get It Wrong

Thanks to movies, media, music, and literature there’s a lot of confusion about the realities of what mental illness is, and is not. Every year we see it glorified in characters ranging from heroic to downright dastardly, and we see it blown out of proportion and made the subject of ridicule everywhere we look. Most […]

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Enacting Positive Change To Our Personalities

We’ve all come to a point in our lives, at one time or another, when we find habits or mindsets that are unhealthy and that we would like to change. While this kind of fundamental change to our nature is possible, it doesn’t come without effort and some trial and error. In order to understand […]

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3 Signs Of Eating Disorders

Thousands of people every year get diagnosed with an eating disorder, an insidious condition that can destroy lives and leave them feeling out of control. Those who suffer from an eating disorder can experience an incredible struggle and be unaware of the fact that they are suffering from them. This is what makes an attentive […]

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Why Not 13 Reasons Why

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard about the smash hit 13 Reasons Why, a TV series that deals with the rather complicated topic that is teenage suicide.  While this has been a cinematic success, it has caused some concern in the psychiatric community by romanticizing suicide.  Suicidal thoughts are something that […]

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Assessing ADHD in Adult Patients

The term ADHD, for many people, conjures the image of a grade-school aged child who may be loud, who can’t stay in their seat, who can’t be still, who runs too fast, talks too loud and generally acts like they are being run by a high speed motor with no off switch. However, ADHD is […]

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The Association Between Major Mental Disorders and Geniuses

The notion of the tortured genius implies that every person who excels in their field is tormented by inner demons, or some form of a mental disorder. Essentially this idea places mental disorders as a prerequisite for the ability to excel in one’s field. This raises the question of whether there is a clear link […]

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How Vitamin D Helps With Bipolar Depression

Many people are vitamin D deficient due to poor diet or a lack of daily sun exposure. Recent research has found a correlation between low vitamin D levels and neuropsychiatric illness. Specifically, it has been noted that vitamin D deficiency has been found to be associated with bipolar depression. With this new information comes the […]

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Depression and Anxiety With Cancer

Upon hearing the news of their diagnosis, many cancer patients may develop and suffer from depression and/or anxiety. While these feelings are very common and to be expected, it is important that the patient receives proper psychiatric care alongside their cancer treatment. Depression and anxiety in cancer patients should not be disregarded, as it can […]

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ADHD in Pregnancy

Relaxation techniques in pregnancy are becoming more fashionable. Spa therapies for pregnant women, massages, foot reflexology, music massage in the water, craniosacral therapy and watsu, the latest in physiotherapeutic programs for future mothers, are the most innovative in combating dreaded anxiety and stress during pregnancy.

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