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No Shame in Having Depression and Anxiety

    “Dude, what’s your problem?” by Josh Lewin I have learned that anxiety and depression go hand-in-hand, and there is no shame in having either — although it’s tough for many people to get their arms around that concept. When I struggled with both in my last couple years as the Texas Rangers’ baseball […]

Comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe are blowing up the stigma of mental health

By Tim ChesterUK1 hour ago EDINBURGH — One of the buzziest shows at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe is about depression. Severe clinical depression in fact. Bryony Kimmings and her partner Tim Grayburn’s Fake It 'Til You Make It, which explores in depth Grayburn’s secret depression and nervous breakdown, hogged the headlines over the festival’s […]

Letter: Don’t let mental health stigma take someone you love

If you, or someone you know is struggling, please seek help.             Curtis Vanderloo asked SooToday to publish the following letter about his mother's death last year in the hope that by sharing her story, it might help someone else suffering from the stigma of mental illness.   ************************* On […]

Speakers share about struggles with mental health

  (Photo: Mark Marturello/Register Illustration) Estela Villanueva-Whitman, Special to the Register; 11:05 p.m. CDT May 18, 2014 The diagnosis of bipolar disorder in her 20s came as a relief to Hope Richardson. There was finally a name for what she felt and something that could be done, she said. Because mental illness is a lifelong […]

Celexa May Help Ease Alzheimer’s-Linked Agitation

Study finds it might be safer alternative to standard antipsychotics   TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The antidepressant Celexa shows promise in easing the agitation people with Alzheimer's disease often suffer, and may offer a safer alternative to antipsychotic drugs, a new study finds. "Agitation is one of the worst symptoms for patients […]

Drugs to Treat Insomni

    In some cases, doctors will prescribe drugs for the treatment of insomnia.     All insomnia medications should be taken shortly before bed. Do not attempt to drive or perform other activities that require concentration after taking an insomnia drug because it will make you sleepy. Medications should be used in combination with […]

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