While there are many causes for drug and alcohol abuse, it is widely believed that people with mental disorders such as schizophrenia are more likely to become addicted to substances than others. Because behavioral changes in people who suffer from schizophrenia can be similar to those affected by drugs or alcohol, it can be […]
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More than 20 million American adults live with depression, or an estimated 10% of the U.S. population. 2.3 million live with bipolar disorder. If you're suffering from bipolar disorder or depression, you're simply not alone. In women ages 40-59, 1 in 4 are now taking antidepressants. So what can you do? One key tool with remarkable efficacy are support groups, and there's a real science behind this. It is a means to deal with a largely genetic condition by creating an environment that changes gene expression.
Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt
“I know the feeling of that buzz Dale because I died too. But I had too much to do; I could not relax and go with it.”
A Personal Guide
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If you or someone you know is experiencing mood swings, persistent sadness or anxiety, or having trouble sleeping or eating, you might have decided it’s time to seek help. If symptoms like these have started to interfere with your work, social or personal life—or if you experience a sudden change […]
Electroshock can also be fatal. Estimates of ECT-related death rates vary widely. Professional journals are disinclined to publish reports or studies of ECT-related deaths. Not since 1957 has any journal published a large-scale study of ECT-related deaths (see in the text Impastato’s first entry in 1957).
Video from the Mental Illness Stigma Project. How many ways can you describe someone who is mentally ill?
The first-hand recollections of Williams appearing all over the internet today recall not only his humor but also his cocaine and alcohol addictions, as well as his pain and depression. In many ways, Williams is the modern-day, real-life Richard Cory, a tragic reminder that appearances can be deceiving and that even humor—especially humor—can be used as a mask that shields both the wearer and those around him, from the pain underneath.