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  1. Young Adults, Mental Health, and 'Obamacare'

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of young American adults getting mental health treatment has risen since the rule on dependent coverage went into effect with the passage of the Affordable Care Act, a new study finds. That key provision ensures tha

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  2. What ‘Am I Crazy?’ Really Means

    Have you found yourself typing “Am I crazy?” into Google or asking Siri? You probably got back a patchwork of results, from online “sanity tests” to mental health forums. Fortunately, most people who do such searches aren’t actually going “crazy,” as in developing delusions, paranoia, or hallucinati

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  3. Light Shed on Link Between Depression, Dementia

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people with depression are more likely to develop dementia, but researchers have been unable to explain the exact nature of the relationship between the two. Specifically, they haven't been able to figure out th

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  4. Gene Discoveries Could Shed Light on Schizophrenia

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the largest studies ever conducted into the genetic origins of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites on chromosomes that harbor inherited genes tied to schizophrenia. The findings, made by an in

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  5. Energy Drink Cocktails Boost Desire to Drink More?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mixing caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol appears to boost the desire to keep on drinking, new research reveals. The finding from a small study of young adults suggests that the energy drink-booze combination could fuel

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  6. Report: Adults With Serious Mental Illnesses Face 80% Unemployment

    By Jenny Gold Employment rates for people with a serious mental illness are dismally low and getting worse, according to a report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Just 17.8 percent of people receiving public mental health services were employed in 2012 – down from 23 percent in 2003. Th

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  7. Are You a High-Functioning Alcoholic?

    The classic picture of an alcoholic is someone who always drinks too much too often and whose life is falling apart because of it. But not all problem drinking fits that mold. Some people seem to be just fine while they abuse alcohol. Experts call these people “functional alcoholics” or “high-functi

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  8. Ecstasy Use Tied to Rare Blood Vessel Problem

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A teen who took the street drug called "ecstasy" suffered a potentially deadly bulge in his spinal cord artery, doctors said. This condition -- called a posterior spinal artery aneurysm -- occurs when the artery wall weak

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  9. 10 Natural Depression Treatments

    Being depressed can make you feel helpless. You're not. Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behavior -- your physical activity, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments. These tips can

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  10. Is It Time for a Mental Health Checkup?

    You may go to the doctor to get regular checkups of your body, but what about your mind? Everyone deals with tough times, but even happy events like a new job, a marriage, or a new baby can add stress. How do you know when stress starts taking a toll on your mental health? If you have any of these f

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