The New York Times explores the quandry in its latest “Well” column.
The stress of the city has a permenate affect on the way your brain is trained to respond, according to an international study done by the University of Heidelberg and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute at McGill University.
A conference to discuss the treatment of Bipolar Disorder is being held in Pittsburgh. It originally started out of concerns that the illness was “understudied, underfunded and underrecognized,” according to conference organizer Dr. David J, Kupfer, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Plenty of studies have shown that secondhand smoke has negative impacts on health, but more recent studies have taken a look at its impact on mental health.
With abortion on the mind of many Pennsylvanians, this story reports what a Danish study showed about the effects of the procedure on patients.
The medical community differs over whether or not young children can be diagnosed with depression.
Three schizophrenic Montgomery County men died from heat illness in the last month.
Children from depressed parents are more likely to have developmental problems if the depression is left untreated– which, for moms in poverty, it often is.
CONTACT, a nonprofit organization that provides a 24-hour hotline for individuals suffering from mental health issues, may close due to financial difficulties.
Community-based care is more helpful and less expensive for these patients, but ironically, if they can’t receive this type of care, many will be moved to expensive state institutions.