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How Common Is Depression?

Nearly 60 million people experience a mental health condition every year. But only a fraction of those conditions are ever detected.

08/14/2014

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Video Games Being Developed To Target Depression, Anxiety

Psychologists believe video games could be a new way to reach people who need help.

08/13/2014

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Study: Twitter Has Potential To ‘Induce Psychotic Symptoms’

A new study finds that the downside to global social networks is the potential to ‟aggravate or even induce psychotic symptoms” in psychologically vulnerable patients.

08/13/2014

Does My Health Insurance Cover Mental Illness Care?

Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.

03/12/2014

Over three-quarters (76.6 percent) of soldiers with current mental disorders had onsets prior to enlistment. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Study: Nearly 1-In-5 US Army Soldiers Had Mental Illness Before Enlistment

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. soldiers had mental illness before enlisting in the Army, and about 1-in-10 soldiers had thought about killing themselves prior to enlistment.

03/04/2014

Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds hugs his son Gus after addressing supporters gathered on election night Nov. 3, 2009 in Richmond, Va. Virginia voters elected Deeds' Republican opponent, Bob McDonnell, by a decisive margin, reversing eight years of Democratic control. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Va. Sen. Creigh Deeds Recalls Son’s Attack, Mental Illness

A Virginia state senator who was attacked by his son before he killed himself says the stigma attached to mental health issues leaves the mentally ill to “struggle in silence.”

01/27/2014

In this handout photo provided by the FBI, Aaron Alexis is shown in a photo prior to the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Authorities believe Alexis was a gunman involved in the shootings at the Navy Yard, where at least 12 people were shot and killed. (Photo by FBI via Getty Images)

Expert: People With Mental Illness ‘More Likely To Have Violence Done To Them Than To Inflict Harm On Others’

Experts weigh in on the various issues brought to the forefront of national discourse following mass shootings such as Monday’s attack of the Washington Navy Yard, including gun control, mental health care reform, and the leaps of logic made by an American people prone to reductive thought and easy, sometimes violent solutions.

09/18/2013

Mental illness could be the artistic spark in many, a new study suggests. (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Creativity And Mental Illness Linked

Confirming a long-standing cliché about moody artists and others working in creative profession, a new study looks at those most likely to receive treatment for mental illness.

10/17/2012

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Study: Cats That Beg For Food Suffer From Mental Illness

A new study put out by a group of veterinarians say that if your cat begs for food then it is a result of an eating obsession from a mental illness.

08/28/2012

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59-Year-Old Schizophrenic Woman Found Safe, Unharmed

A missing 59-year-old Olney woman with schizophrenia has been found safe and unharmed. Vitta Savage Shants was found shortly after Montgomery County Police requested the public’s assistance in locating her.

02/03/2012

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