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When seasonal affective disorder sets in during summertime

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) may conjure up a rollercoaster of emotions as the seasons transition from sunny to gloomy and vice versa. Most SAD patients have a reprieve come the sunnier months as symptoms temporarily dissipate but some are left feeling uncomfortable as the sun shines. Four to six percent of people in the United […]


Depressive symptoms and psychological distress reported by African Americans

People come from a variety of backgrounds, facing different challenges and mental health obstacles. Much has been studied about mental health and addiction discrepancies between people of color and Caucasian individuals. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health does offer a collection of enlightening statistics for analysis. African Americans are […]


Study dismisses stigma by breaking link between mental illness and violence
Posted in Behavioral Health

The criminal committing horrific acts of violence often drums up feelings of fear and assumptions about his or her mental state. While it is true that mental health problems can appear in certain criminals, a new study finds the correlation between violence and mind dysfunction weaker than most thought. The study was published in the […]


IDK: Neurosurgery outreach month
Posted in Recovery

The brain works hard to ensure physical and mental health. In essence, the organ processes everything each person constantly sees, hears, feels and tastes. Neurosurgery Outreach Month is designed to both honor neurosurgeons and spread awareness for people in risky pursuits concerning the noggin. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons reminds young people and their […]


IDK: Homelessness and head trauma
Posted in Stress

While the symptoms of head trauma can be predictable in some patients, studies are emerging that find more unexpected results due to long-term issues of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). One study in particular from April of 2014, conducted by St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, found almost half of all homeless people who participated once experienced […]


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