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Various New Treatment Options for Migraine

Migraine affects millions of people worldwide – and in the U.S. alone it is reported that more than 37 million suffer from migraine according to Migraine.com. This form of what may be an extremely debilitating headache accounts for loss of productivity, man hours and health care costs that run into billions ($17.2 billion on the [...]

Important Facts You Should Know About Stroke

Suffering from a stroke can easily be a life-changing experience, if it is not fatal. Even a mild, transient ischemic stroke (TIA) can cause problems. A person who suffers a stroke can have paralysis in any part of the body. At times the paralysis may reverse over a period of time, but often, if the [...]

Diagnosing Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Part 2 of 3

We described Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in part 1 of this series as being a mental disorder characterized by persistent, anxiety-triggering images (referred to as obsessions) that elicit repetitive and ritualized behaviors (known as compulsions). It is estimated that OCD affects roughly 2.5% of the populations of the West, and it often first appears in children [...]

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Part 1 of 3

  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that affects approximately 2.5% of the populations in both the U.S. and the U.K. It is a two-part disorder, the two parts usually afflicting the sufferer concurrently. In the first part, obsessions twirl uncontrollably in the sufferer’s mind, frightful images, overpowering impulses, and a frequent state of [...]

Major New Study Links Psychiatric Conditions

The way in which autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia are diagnosed and treated could be set to change forever, following a major study published today in Lancet, the medical journal. While an analysis of each of these five conditions would show us that they share a number of common characteristics and [...]

Most Popular Drugs Prescribed for Bipolar Disorder

Medication plays a key role in treating patients with bipolar disorder, both when immediate intervention is required as well as over the longer term.  This article analyses four of the most popular prescribed drugs for dealing with bipolar disorder across both manic and depressive stages. Lithobid (Lithium) Lithium is often chosen as a first line [...]

Treatment Options for Bipolar Disorder

Given the complex nature of bipolar disorder, treating the condition can be difficult for patients, their families, and the medical professionals that specialize in this field.  If your knowledge of bipolar disorder is so far limited, take the time to check out the first part of our series where we looked at the question of [...]

What is Bipolar Disorder?

For our next series, we are going to look at bipolar disorder, beginning with a summary of the condition today, before later moving onto exploring what the condition means for those who are suffering from it, the range of treatment options available, and a look at the common medications prescribed to help patients deal with [...]

Is Mental Health Ignorance America’s Biggest Risk?

        It is widely accepted that mental health awareness and services, in most of the world, not just America, needs to improve significantly.  What most Americans, not just the general populace but also seemingly those in the positions of power, fail to realize is the impact that the lack of attention on [...]

Food For Your Brain

We live in a health conscious world. This much is true. But did you ever really think that the food you eat could be controlling or altering your mental state? There is today a growing body of evidence that seems to suggest that the food we eat can indeed have a significant impact on our [...]