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Mental Illness

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How Common Is Depression?

Nearly 60 million people experience a mental health condition every year. But only a fraction of those conditions are ever detected.

08/14/2014

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Video Games Being Developed To Target Depression, Anxiety

Psychologists believe video games could be a new way to reach people who need help.

08/13/2014

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Study: Twitter Has Potential To ‘Induce Psychotic Symptoms’

A new study finds that the downside to global social networks is the potential to ‟aggravate or even induce psychotic symptoms” in psychologically vulnerable patients.

08/13/2014

Does My Health Insurance Cover Mental Illness Care?

Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.

03/12/2014

Exposure to more natural, green space in cities and towns can deliver large, long-lasting benefits to the mental health of the people living in the area. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Study: Living By Green Spaces Improves Long-Term Mental Health

Exposure to more natural, green space in cities and towns can deliver large, long-lasting benefits to the mental health of the people living in the area.

01/07/2014

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The Sidney Wood Show: Healing Our Wounds

Today on the Sidney Wood show we discussed the tragic shooting at the Naval base in Washington D.C.. Many reports have revealed more details about the troubled suspect, Aaron Alexis. Were you surprised when you found out the […]

WAOK-AM–09/17/2013

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Study: Women 40 Percent More Likely To Develop Mental Illness Than Men

There is a gender gap for mental illness, with females being up to 40 percent more likely to develop some type of mental health condition than their male counterparts.

05/23/2013

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CDC: People With Mental Illness More Likely To Smoke Cigarettes

A recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease control and Prevention in Atlanta has found that many people with mental illness are also smokers, and that those with mental illness are prone to tobacco use and abuse.

02/06/2013

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Marijuana Use Could Lead To Mental Illness

Kids who smoke marijuana could be increasing their risk of mental illness.  A new study shows marijuana use might speed up the onset of psychosis in people predisposed to diseases like schizophrenia.  The Australian study […]

WAOK-AM–02/09/2011

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