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Loneliness and Mental Illness

Loneliness and Mental Illness

Human beings are social creatures.  Our closest animal counterparts by behavior are apes and group predators like wolves, both heavily interdependent societal animals.  We grow up by learning from our parents and peers, form close-knit, more-or-less permanent family groups, and make deep, satisfying, long-lasting friendships. Addiction and other mental disorders disturb and endanger our relationships, leaving many with problems feeling completely alone.  Mental health problems are threatening not just to the sufferer but to friends and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Love and Relationships, Mental Illness

How I Lost My Seroquel Weight

How I Lost My Seroquel Weight

  When I first arrived for drug rehab, my treatment team decided that I would benefit from a medication called Seroquel.  Although Seroquel is an anti-psychotic medication, it is also used to fight anxiety and cravings associated with drugs and alcohol. I wasn’t given much of a choice whether or not to take the medication, so I went along with it. I was given a very heavy dose and the results were pleasant. Seroquel got me through … Read entire article »

Filed under: Conditions and Disorders, Life, Mental Illness, Recovery

Women More Likely to Develop Mental Health Problems, According to Study

Women More Likely to Develop Mental Health Problems, According to Study

  Women are more likely to develop mental health problems, according to a study by Professor Daniel Freeman of Oxford University. The findings of the study, which is based on data from other epidemiological studies from the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, present significant ramifications for public health. According to Freeman’s study, women are almost 75% more likely than their male counterparts to report recent difficulties with depression and about 60% are more … Read entire article »

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New Study Shows Tylenol Ease Fear, Anxiety and Dread

New Study Shows Tylenol Ease Fear, Anxiety and Dread

  The results of a new study done at the University of British Columbia suggest there may be a commonly available drug that can be taken to reduce feelings of “existential angst.” The researchers discovered that a side-effect of the mild analgesic and fever reducer Tylenol is the easing of fear, anxiety and feelings of dread. The active ingredient in Tylenol is acetaminophen. The full findings of the study were published under the title “The Common Pain … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alcohol and Drugs, Research

Nervousness, Anxiety Can Hinder Men and Women in Job Interviews

Nervousness, Anxiety Can Hinder Men and Women in Job Interviews

  New research out of the University of Guelph suggests that people who suffer from anxiety may do poorly during job interviews. And if that weren’t bad enough, get this: Men have more trouble than women. It is not uncommon to experience anxiety in the period leading up to and during an actual interview, according to research professor Dr. Deborah Powell. Powell, who led the study, said there are several theories that could explain the results. Anxiety often … Read entire article »

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Anxiety and Substance Abuse

Anxiety and Substance Abuse

  There are many factors in life that may make certain people more susceptible to developing substance abuse disorders, ranging from mental disorders to uncontrollable circumstances. One thing that particularly raises the likelihood of an individual developing alcoholism or drug addiction is the presence of anxiety disorders, such as PTSD, panic disorder, or social anxiety. Many people turn to substances in order to alleviate the strain of living with these disorders, only to find out that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addiction, Alcohol and Drugs, Conditions and Disorders, Mental Illness, Substance Abuse

New Study Reveals Women More Likely Than Men to Develop Mental Health Problems

New Study Reveals Women More Likely Than Men to Develop Mental Health Problems

  A new analysis done by Professor Daniel Freeman of Oxford University has found that women are much more likely than men to develop a mental health condition. The findings of the study, which is based on data from other epidemiological studies from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe present significant ramifications for public health. Millions of people in the U.K. alone were affected by mental illness. According to Dr. Freeman’s study, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mental Illness, Research

Pete Wentz’s Road to Recovery

  Pete Wentz, bassist for the hit band Fall Out Boy, is now in recovery after struggling with anxiety and pill addiction for four years since 2009, after his band took a break and his now ex-wife, Ashlee Simpson called it quits in 2011. The rejuvenated rocker opened up about his personal life and his return to the stage with his band in Rolling Stone‘s May 23rd 2013 issue. When Fall Out Boy took its leave of absence from the music scene in 2009, life became quite challenging for Pete Wentz. He lost his daily purpose of getting up and making music. He began regularly abusing two different prescription medications used primarily for anxiety, Xanax and Klonopin. Wentz revealed: “I was probably physically and mentally addicted. It started from insomnia and anxiety from flying, … Read entire article »

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Is it Bipolar Hypersexuality or Sex Addiction?

Is it Bipolar Hypersexuality or Sex Addiction?

  It is often difficult to tell the difference from someone who is a sex addict with bipolar disorder, or if hypersexuality is just a result of bipolar mania.  It is important to researchers to discover how the two are related in order to come up with better treatment options. What is Bipolar Hypersexuality? According to WebMD, hypersexuality is an increased need, even pressure, for sexual gratification and is often a symptom of mania.  It may also include … Read entire article »

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A Diet Too Healthy For Your Own Good – Orthorexia

A Diet Too Healthy For Your Own Good – Orthorexia

  In a society that is obsessed with weight and the new health food craze, it’s a small wonder that so many people are eating much healthier. However, some people are plagued with an obsession to be the healthiest and the purest, and to let foods become their identity. They suffer from a condition called orthorexia nervosa, an eating condition where people become fixated on the obsession to eat healthily, to the point where it becomes … Read entire article »

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