Monthly Archives: November 2009

NAMI StigmaBuster Alert February 2010

***********************NAMI StigmaBuster Alert*********************** Voices for Change Make sure to read the latest edition of NAMI’s Advocate e-newsletter(http://www.nami.org/AMTemplate.cfm?Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=89806), which has two major stories on the fight against stigma.The annual “Voice Awards” honor both Hollywood heroes and individuals living withmental illness who are speaking out for change. One of this year’s honorees is Emmyaward-winning actress Glenn Close […]

Feeling Blue? S.A.D.? There’s Plenty That You Can Do Without A Prescription!

Feeling blue?  S. A. D.? There’s plenty you can do without a prescription     Some 3 million Americans have a mild form of depression called dysthymia . Recent research suggests that they may benefit more from lifestyle changes than from medication. So, too, will the vast majority of folks who suffer occasional doldrums. The […]

Routine Mental Health Screening Can Identify Mental Illness Early On

Mental Health Screening      Mental illness is a significant problem for today’s adolescents, with major depressive disorder being a particularly disabling condition that is associated with serious long-term morbidity and risk for suicide.[1] The Institute of Medicine (IOM),[2] the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF),[3] and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend a […]

Dark Chocolate Reduces Levels Of Stress Hormones

Dark Chocolate Reduces Levels Of Stress Hormones New research suggests a palatable method to relieve stress involves regular consumption of dark chocolate. As an additional bonus, the chocolate may also improve cardiovascular health and supply benefits associated with antioxidants. In a clinical trial, investigators found that eating about an ounce and a half of dark […]

Can Americans Be Happier? A PBS Special

Can Americans Be Happier? PBS has announced that a new series will air during the first week of the 2010 New Year that examines this question. This Emotional Life, a co-production of Vulcan Productions and the NOVA/WGBH Science Unit, unfolds across three, two-hour episodes, exploring the nature of the social relationships that are the key […]

Can Americans Be Happier? A PBS Special

Can Americans Be Happier? PBS has announced that a new series will air during the first week of the 2010 New Year that examines this question. This Emotional Life, a co-production of Vulcan Productions and the NOVA/WGBH Science Unit, unfolds across three, two-hour episodes, exploring the nature of the social relationships that are the key […]

Therapy Benefits Depression, Anxiety

 Therapy Benefits Depression, Anxiety A new study hopes to inform policymakers on the benefits of improving access to psychological therapy for individuals experiencing depression and anxiety. The UK investigation reviewed the effectiveness of an ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)’ program in a group of patients referred for treatment for depression or anxiety under Doncaster […]

Therapy Benefits Depression, Anxiety

 Therapy Benefits Depression, Anxiety A new study hopes to inform policymakers on the benefits of improving access to psychological therapy for individuals experiencing depression and anxiety. The UK investigation reviewed the effectiveness of an ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)’ program in a group of patients referred for treatment for depression or anxiety under Doncaster […]

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