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Cannabis Induced Psychosis (CIP): Can Marijuana Make You Psychotic?

There’s growing scientific evidence that marijuana, especially potent concentrates and strains of the drug, can lead to significant mental health problems, including psychotic breaks such as Cannabis Induced Psychosis (CIP) or diagnosable schizophrenia, according to some experts. While there are arguments among marijuana advocates surrounding these reports, government health officials are sounding the alarm. “It […]




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Situational Depression: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Situational Depression is most often caused by a stressful event. Unlike clinical depression, the symptoms of situational depression are generally short-term and temporary, though they can still cause significant problems in a person’s day-to-day life. Though the condition is not categorized as an official clinical disorder, it is very often considered a type of adjustment […]




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Adjustment Disorder: Symptoms, Types, Causes and Treatment

One of the biggest stressors in life is an unexpected event – like the death of a loved one, a relationship breakup, the loss of a job, a car accident, a serious illness or any number of difficult, unforeseen events. When dealing with these problems, it’s not uncommon to feel an overwhelming sense of helplessness […]




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10 Mental Health Tips for Avoiding the Holiday Blues

As fall exits the scene and winter takes center stage, many people experience an increase in holiday stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues, otherwise known as the holiday blues. There are parties to host or attend, decorations to be setup, gifts to purchase, traveling to be done, and time spent with family and friends. […]




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Substance Induced Mood Disorder – Depression From Drugs or Medications

Bouts of depression are incredibly common. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention estimates that around 16 million people in the U.S. struggle with a depressive episode in a given year. Sometimes the reason for persistent sadness is clear, though in other situations there may be an underlying, external cause for depression. Substance/Medication-induced Depression […]




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Winnie the Pooh and Mental Illness – Mental Health Month Reality or Coincidence?

It might not be a mistake that October, just ahead of holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and (gasp!) the New Year, is a month filled with mental health awareness events. Amid all the discussion about psychological wellbeing, it’s a little surprising, though certainly fun, to see social media abuzz with the idea that characters from A.A. […]




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Lexapro and Weed – Are Marijuana and Antidepressants Safe to Mix?

Nearly 13 percent of the people in the United States, aged 12 and older, takes some sort of antidepressant for depression, anxiety or other issues, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A 2018 study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that almost 15 percent of U.S. adults reported smoking […]




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Suicide Spike Among Police, Farmers, Military and Teens

The second week in September is National Suicide Awareness Week, an annual awareness event sponsored by Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the federal Department of Health and Human Services. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and, sadly, the situation is growing more desperate. According to the […]




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Unhappiness Solutions for the Happiest Countries in the World Happiness Report

Nordic countries, such as Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Sweden and others, routinely rank at the top of the list in the United Nation’s (UN) World Happiness Report, and 2019 was no exception. The six variables used for scoring by the UN in the World Happiness Report that support overall well-being are: Healthy life expectancy Social […]




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7 Myths About Mental Health Debunked

Public awareness surrounding issues of mental health has come a long way in the last 50 years. Organizations like the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) have helped fund research that’s generated knowledge about the biology of mental disorders, which in turn, has lead to advances in diagnoses and treatments. The very nature of mental […]




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