Health

Diabetes Risk and the Early Stages of Schizophrenia

People with schizophrenia are at higher risk for developing diabetes. Problems with regulation of blood sugar may appear in the very earliest stages of schizophrenia, according to a review of research published January 11th 2017 inJAMA Psychiatry. This finding suggests people with schizophrenia should be monitored for type 2 diabetes from the onset [...]

To App or Not to App

American Psychiatric Association issues framework for evaluating apps In a landmark act of medical leadership, the American Psychiatric Association in January released guidelines to help patients and their clinicians evaluate specific apps.  The American Medical Association has announced it will soon follow suit. Over 250,000 health apps are currently available with over 10,000 [...]

Long-Term Use of ADHD Medications May Suppress Adult Height

Long-Term Use of ADHD Medications May Suppress Adult Height Extended use of stimulants to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) from childhood into adulthood may result in suppressed adult height without reduced symptoms of ADHD, according to a new follow-up study published March 10 in The Journal of Child Psychology andPsychiatry. In the 1990s, the National [...]

Smiling Depression

Smiling Depression - By Rita Labeaune, Psy.D. How many people do you imagine look happy but struggle with depressive thoughts on a daily basis? Typically depressed people are depicted as being bed-ridden and incapable of functioning. What may or may not be surprising is, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 10 percent [...]

How Exercise Reduces Depression, Anxiety, Cynicism, & Anger

How Exercise Reduces Depression, Anxiety, Cynicism, & Anger Exercise is good for you. If you’re procrastinating a run or putting off a walk, then we recommend that you close your computer and get outside, content in the knowledge that you have fully grasped the thesis of our article. If you are still here, [...]

Child Abuse and Neglect: Why Prevention Is Important

Child Abuse and Neglect: Why Prevention Is Important April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child abuse and neglect are collectively described as maltreatment. According to research, studies of maltreatment typically examine the effects of childhood physical, sexual or emotional abuse (Teicher & Samson, 2016). Furthermore, Teicher and Samson (2016) describe that maltreatment [...]

9 Ways to Test and Improve Your Emotional Control

9 Ways to Test and Improve Your Emotional Control Every time you “lose it,” whether by becoming overwhelmed by anger, laughter, or anxiety, your happiness and your relationships stand to suffer. It’s okay for toddlers to become instantly enraged when a sibling takes a toy away from them, or for teenagers to get [...]