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08-23   Mixed response to confirmation of Trump’s nominee for new ‘Mental Health Czar’

The recent confirmation of Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz as the new “Mental Health Czar” by the United States Senate has attracted both praise and criticism from various quarters. The Trump administration created the new position of “Mental Health Czar” in April 2017 to monitor the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and coordinate […]

08-22   Oprah Winfrey talks about her tryst with depression

Mental health problems are so common that nobody is immune to it. Ranging from the commoner, to street dweller to high achievers from any discipline, mental disorders spare no one. In a recent interview with the Vogue, slated for a September release, the queen of reality television, Oprah Winfrey talked candidly about her mental health […]

08-18   FDA approves long-acting injectable as treatment for bipolar disorder

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the extended-release formulation of aripiprazole (Abilify Maintena) as an injectable suspension for maintenance monotherapy treatment of bipolar 1 disorder (BP-1) in adults. Abilify Maintena is an atypical antipsychotic, developed jointly by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd, in Japan and H. Lundbeck A/S, a Danish international pharmaceutical company. It […]

08-07   National Happiness Happens Day: Buying free time by outsourcing mundane chores promotes happiness, finds research

Outsourcing daily chores like cleaning the house, running errands or mowing the lawn are often looked down upon, as many people associate it with laziness. However, according to a recent research, spending money to buy free time by outsourcing tedious and pesky household work to others can tremendously enhance the level of happiness in people. […]

08-03   Excessive dietary sugar may result in mood problems, finds study

Some people have a sweet tooth and can’t seem to keep their hands off it. They just love to have a bit of sugar added to their food or beverages. While the extra sweetness can satiate one’s craving for sweets, it may have a souring effect on one’s mood. A group of researchers from the […]

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