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January 17, 2019
By Michael Schlossberg | Dec. 17, 2018

When I first told the world I suffered from a major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, I miscalculated. I was angry at the time, and I didn’t realize it would actually have a positive impact on me and the people I represent.

I’m a full-time elected official. I have the great privilege of serving as a Pennsylvania State Representative for the people of the 132nd Legislative District, representing parts of Allentown and South Read More

    By John Giampaolo | Dec. 20, 2018

    As a child, I watched my brother struggle for years. Mental health simply wasn’t a topic discussed much in the 1970s and 1980s, and my parents had few resources to turn to for help. I was 21 years old when my brother took his life; I understand firsthand what families go through and the impact of losing a loved one to suicide.

    It’s what led me to my current role, working with organizations in Read More

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter

    THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new study is raising the question of whether certain cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes drugs could help manage mental illnesses like schizophrenia.

    The findings come from a study of over 142,000 Swedish patients with serious mental illnesses — including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The researchers found that those patients typically fared better during periods when they were taking certain medications to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes.

    Compared with Read More

    Changes in typing speed, voice tone, word choice and how often kids stay home could signal trouble, according to preliminary studies

    Getty Images/Maskot, File

    Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to tech-age angst also be used to detect it?

    The idea has sparked a race to develop apps that warn of impending mental Read More

    Credit: University of New Mexico

    After decades of medical dramas filling our TV screens, the figure of a technician wielding an ultrasound wand is so prolific, it’s easily called to mind. Even if you’ve never needed an internal abdominal exam, the steps are familiar: The clear, cool gel on the belly; the pressing of a sturdy, plastic device against the patient’s torso; the grainy images that appear on a nearby screen…

    Expanding on this traditional use for Read More

    Lauren and Brandon Hill prepare a lasagna dinner in their Wilmington, N.C., home; the couple now have a child, something they never could have imagined before Ms. Hill was treated for an eating disorder. Credit Eamon Queeney for The New York Times

    Romantic partners of someone with an eating disorder often want to help, but simply don’t know how.

    The issue was peanut butter. No matter what form it took — creamy, Read More

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