Month: June 2019

LGBTQ Pride Month – Traveling with safety and pride as an LGBTQ

June 25, 2019

LGBTQ Pride Month – Traveling with safety and pride as an LGBTQ

Mental Health

Each year, the month of June is observed as the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month. The celebrations are carried out to honor the Stonewall riots that took place in Manhattan in 1969 which served as the tipping point for homosexual rights in the U.S. Previously, the last Sunday of June was…

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Death due to overdose and addiction at an all-time high in the U.S.

June 25, 2019

Death due to overdose and addiction at an all-time high in the U.S.

Addiction Substance Abuse

The death rates from drug overdoses, alcohol, and suicides have reached an all-time high in the U.S., with some states bearing the brunt of it more than the others, stated a recent report by the Commonwealth Fund. The report surveyed data from 2017 in all the 50 states of the country and the District of…

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Can bipolar disorder really increase risk for Parkinson’s disease?

June 20, 2019

Can bipolar disorder really increase risk for Parkinson’s disease?

Mental Health

Bipolar disorder is a severe and incapacitating mental disorder. People suffering from bipolar disorder experience sudden mood swings, where at any given time, a period of extreme happiness or elevated mood is followed by severe depression and low feelings known as the “depressive period.” These periods of highs and lows may last for days or weeks, depending on the severity of the disorder.  A recent study found…

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International Father’s Mental Health Day – The need to celebrate fathers

June 18, 2019

International Father’s Mental Health Day – The need to celebrate fathers

Depression Mental Health

Post-partum depression in new fathers common Nearly 6 million men struggle with depression every year, according to the Mental Health America (MHA). However, in majority of the cases, this depression remains undiagnosed and thus untreated. In comparison to women, who feel worthless and sad when depressed, men tend to get fatigued, irritable, aggressive, or lose…

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Risk of mental health problems increases with use of high-strength cannabis, proves study

June 14, 2019

Risk of mental health problems increases with use of high-strength cannabis, proves study

Addiction Dual Diagnosis Mental Health

The frequent use of high-potency cannabis is linked to an increased susceptibility of developing mental health problems in users established a recently conducted study. The study, the largest till date, has been published in the Lancet Psychiatry. Previous research also linked heavy cannabis use with psychosis, especially in the vulnerable population. Now, according to the…

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