On Instagram, you can find information on everything, including mental health. However, Instagram can give you positive or negative messages about mental health. If you’re dealing with a mental health challenge, you want to focus on those accounts that can provide positive messages in the forms of trusted mental health information, motivational messages and maybe even a little humor. These are the best Instagram accounts to follow to support your mental health.
When you have a big family, meal planning on its own can be an adventurous endeavor. From making sure there are enough plates to cover everyone, all the way down to keeping everyone’s individual tastes happy, you need to be prepared. This is especially true when you have kids, or people with specific food allergies.
Many people have heard of seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD. It’s commonly thought of as a disorder where people are happy in the summer and sad in the winter. And while this is true in some cases, there is a lot more you need to understand about SAD. Read these seven seasonal affective disorder myths and truths to learn more – don’t miss the self-help tips at the bottom, either.
Many people are wondering what the mental health impacts of marijuana are. The mental health effects of pot are critical to consider particularly while Canada is on the precipice of weed legalization.
It’s easy to understand how the anxiety of stage fright would be common among musicians but what might not be as obvious is that depression is also a frequent problem among musicians according to a new study out of the United Kingdom. Can Music Make You Sick, a survey by Help Musicians UK, shows that 71.1% of responding musicians have suffered from panic attacks and/or high levels of anxiety and 68.5% of responding musicians have suffered from depression.
Most people know that adults need to work to maintain their mental health but few realize mental health is important in kids, too. While some think that childhood is entirely a feel-good time, it’s actually the case that about one in five children have a mental health challenge. In fact, millions of American children struggle with depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome and many other mental health concerns.
There have been widespread reports the Pokémon Go phenomenon is helping peoples’ mental health. Specifically, because Pokémon Go is getting people outside and many of them are interacting with others, people are claiming that it is helping depression and anxiety disorders in real life. But can people become addicted to Pokémon Go?
Teenagers and alcohol is a dangerous combination but professionals are working hard to develop assessment questions that can identify teens at risk of abusing alcohol.
A new study funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health in the United States, has found that a single question can assess whether a teen likely has a drinking problem.
However, if you wake up on New Year’s Day and you have the same mental illness as last year, thinking of January 1st as a clean slate can be much more difficult.
There are several factors that can contribute to Bipolar Disorder. Some of them include genetics, abnormal brain structure and brain function, and even other anxiety disorders.
Why Add a Dislike Button to Facebook?
“. . . people have asked about the dislike button for many years. Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we’re working on it and shipping it,"
This article was written by award-winning writer and speaker, Natasha Tracy. Please refer to the first article: Online Cheating Can Have Real-World Consequences, Even Suicide
If you’ve found yourself caught up in one of the biggest data breaches in history – the publication of 37 million Ashley Madison members’ information – you’ll likely be worried about the fallout. Some people are resigning from their jobs after being found on the list of members of the adultery website while other sources say that outed members will likely be fired.
But one thing you may not have thought of in all the scandal of the Ashley Madison mess is your mental health. If you’re on the Ashley Madison List, how do you protect your mental health?
The Ashley Madison List and Suicides
Being published on the Ashley Madison list has actually be linked to suicides and that is simply never okay. No matter what a person may have done on a website, it’s not worth ending a life over.
This article was written by award-winning writer and speaker, Natasha Tracy. In the next article, she will offer the tips about How to Protect Your Mental Health If You’re on the Ashley Madison List
One of the largest data breaches in the world – the Ashley Madison hack of 30 million records – has proven that actions taken online on an adultery website have real-world consequences, too. Of course, after an alleged cheating partner is discovered, relationship separations and even divorces can occur, but worse than that, even hate crimes and unconfirmed suicides have resulted from the Ashley Madison hack. Online cheating actions are not made in a vacuum, they affect lives of spouses, children, and other loved ones in the real world as well.
Positive Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Positive symptoms include symptoms of psychosis. Hallucinations and delusions are the primary symptoms of psychosis.
This article was written by award-winning writer and speaker, Natasha Tracy.
According to researchers out of the University of California, specific genes for bipolar disorder and depression in women may have been found. While the genes themselves are not newly-located, their role in mental illness in a general population of women was not previously known. However, due to study of 144 samples, researchers are now saying that these genes may be the basis on which a blood test could be made to test for major affective disorders (depression and bipolar disorder) in women.
Basis for Study of These Genes and Major Affective Disorders in Women
It is known that an extra X chromosome frequently causes psychiatric symptoms in people with rare genetic diseases Klinefelter syndrome and Triple X syndrome.
And while in real life that wouldn’t be any fun, in Westeros it sure makes for great drama.
These very strong emotional states and dysfunctional ways of dealing with them often lead to self-harm (in between 70-75% of cases) or even suicide.
Childhood-onset schizophrenia is rare. The onset of schizophrenia is usually between the late teens and mid-30s with men experiencing a first psychotic episode, on average, in their early to middle 20s while women experience their first episode a little later, typically in their late 20s. Total numbers of people with schizophrenia reaches about 1% of the population.
That being said, a small percentage of people with schizophrenia have childhood-onset schizophrenia.
What is Narcissism?
Narcissism is typified by pattern of grandiosity, a need for admiration, and a lack of empathy. While everyone displays some traits of narcissism, and those can be quite healthy, when a person has an inordinately high level of narcissism and it becomes destructive, he or she may be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder.
According to Medscape, the signs and symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder include:
According to a study done at Michigan State University (MSU), the answer is yes.
A Study on the Mental Health of Those Who Read 50 Shades
Amy Bonomi, chairperson and professor in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies, conducted a study with more than 650 women between the ages of 18-24 and found disturbing trends in those who chose to read 50 Shades of Grey.
It is an unfortunate fact that about 6% of the American population will be diagnosed with a serious mental illness at some point in their lives (most of them between the ages of 15-30). That is one in 17 people who suffer from serious forms of illnesses like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or major depression.
Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that is typified by episodes of an extremely elevated or energized mood (including symptoms like grandiosity, increased pleasure-seeking, and agitation) and episodes of a severely depressed mood(including symptoms like changes in appetite and sleep and an inability to experience pleasure). Euthymic (non-symptomatic) periods are also possible for people with bipolar disorder.
But what many people don't realize is that psychosis is a part of bipolar disorder mania for up to 40% of people with bipolar disorder, according to researchers at Duke University. And while psychosis is typically associated with mania, psychosis can also occur during depressive episodes.