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Trauma and Stress: A New DSM-5 Chapter for PostTraumatic Stress Disorder

Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), previously in the DSM-IV’s Anxiety Disorders chapter, has been moved to an entirely new chapter called Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders. The changes for PTSD don’t stop there either. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) publishes the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Now in its fifth edition, the […]

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Science and Statistics of Mental Illness

With 50 million Americans suffering from some form of mental illness or disorder, it’s no wonder scientists and psychologists have spent so much time trying to better understand what causes many of these disorders. Fortunately, the science behind illness, especially brain disorders, has made treatment and outcomes much better than even a decade ago. The […]

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Are You Sure You Have a Sex Addiction?

There’s a laundry list of celebrities, like Tiger Woods, Michael Douglas and Kanye West to name a few, that have claimed an addiction to sex in the past several years. This put sex addiction, which is defined as sexual thoughts, urges, or behaviors that appear extreme in frequency, in the pop culture spotlight. However, with […]

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Why is There a Stigma About Mental Illness?

There’s no denying that society is more aware of mental illness today than in years past. With high profile celebrities, such as Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mel Gibson or Brooke Shields, speaking out about their disorders, mental health issues are getting a lot more press. In 2012, a reported 9.6 million adults suffered from a serious mental […]

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Dysthymic Disorder: When Was Your Last Good Day?

From time to time, everyone has a bad day. Life is stressful. With the amount of responsibility heaped on Americans, both in our professional and personal lives, who wouldn’t feel sad and tired on occasion? This mood is fleeting for some people. It passes in less than twenty-four hours and they get back to feeling […]

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Depressing Facts About Depression Numbers in America

Chances are high that if you live in America you know somebody that lives with Depression on a daily basis. It could be a friend, family member, or you might even be depressed yourself. Recent statistics show that more than 18 million Americans have a depressive disorder, or almost one in ten people over the […]

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The Suicide Rate for Young Adults has Tripled Since the 1950s

The teenage and young adult years have increasingly become a very stressful time. Up until about 50 years ago, high school was considered by many to be the best years of life, unsurpassed except for those fortunate enough to attend college. But today, the suicide rate for people between 15 and 24 years of age […]

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10 Films About Mental Illness

One out of every four adults over the age of 18 in the United States suffers from mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. This is an estimated 57.7 million people, making mental disorders the leading cause of disability in America. It’s no surprise then that stories about issues of mental health […]

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Co-Occurring Disorders and Treatment

Commonly known as dual diagnosis, co-occurring disorders are conditions in which a patient suffers from an addiction and a psychiatric disorder at the same time, for example alcoholism and depression existing simultaneously.     The 2011 USA National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 17.5% of adults with a mental illness had a […]

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TMS Therapy Study Confirms Long Term Effectiveness

Inspire Malibu and Dr. Matthew Torrington have been at the forefront of TMS Therapy (TransCranial Magnetic Stimulation) since the FDA approved the system to treat patients with Major Depressive Disorder. The treatment is performed through TMS which is a pulse magnetic field produced using precision pulse Technology that focally fuels the function in brain regions that […]

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