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Helpful articles to help you better understand mental health issues.

Depression. It hits when least expected.

January 11, 2013
Are you struggling from Depression? Are you experiencing sadness, lost of interest, feelings of emptiness or trouble sleeping? If so, and you are between the ages of 18-65, you may be interested in participating in a clinical research study of an investigational medication or placebo for adults suffering from depression. An investigational medication is one […]

Stress Relief

January 9, 2013
Everyone seems to have busy schedules these days and stress is something nearly everyone suffers from as a result of it. Luckily, there are several things we can do to relieve stress in our everyday lives. Massage. Getting a massage is a great way to relieve stress. It’s a way to relax your muscles, reduce […]

Touchdown for HOPE Scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013

January 9, 2013
What a Way to Watch the Super Bowl! Super Bowl XLVII Event Raises Money for Harold C. Schott Eating Disorders Program at Lindner Center of HOPE Mason, OH –The fourth annual Touchdown for HOPE Super Bowl Sunday event will take place on February 3, 2013 at the Great American Ballpark Champions Club. Touchdown for HOPE […]

Adolescent Depression Different from Depression in Adults

December 20, 2012
As most parents are well aware, the teen years can be trying and tumultuous times for both the adolescent and the adults in their lives. When a parent watches their once happy-go-lucky, gregarious child transforms into a moody teen, it can be a disquieting and often somewhat bewildering experience. Although moodiness is quite normal in […]

Mental Health Treatment Necessary for Moms with Postpartum Depression

December 6, 2012
Bringing a baby into the world is usually a joyous occasion for all involved. It is typically a time of excitement and celebration for family, friends and everyone associated with the new parents. But for some new moms, the post-childbirth period is not so pleasant. In fact, roughly 10 to 15 percent of women struggle […]

Addiction Recovery: Aftercare Keeps Addicts on the Path to Wellness

November 22, 2012
Whether an individual is addicted to alcohol, drugs or a combination of both, addiction recovery is often a long and arduous process. In fact, recovery is a lifelong endeavor where the addict may experience many ups and downs and ride a figurative “roller coaster” of emotions and cravings until they have achieved abstinence and settled […]

Eating Disorders and the Psychology Behind Them

November 7, 2012
Millions of Americans struggle with eating disorders in various forms. Although eating disorders overwhelmingly affect girls and women, males are certainly not immune to these potentially deadly mental health conditions. The three major types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating. Anorexia is basically an obsession with thinness where the sufferer […]

Mood Disorders Can Be Treated Through a Variety of Therapies

October 30, 2012
The term “mood disorders” encompasses a relatively wide array of conditions, ranging from mild depression to bipolar disorders.  While the severity levels, symptoms and characteristics may differ between the many ailments that reside within the mood disorders category, most of these conditions can be successfully treated with psychotherapy, medications and often a combination of both. […]

Dealing with the Quarterlife Crisis

October 16, 2012
The prevalence of the “quarterlife crisis” – essentially, a midlife crisis that occurs in your 20s – seems to be on the rise. Many young people experience some degree of stress, self-doubt and lack of motivation upon entering the “real world” after college. However, the phenomenon of the quarterlife crisis seems to be increasingly common […]

Addiction is a Disease — It Changes the Brain

October 9, 2012
23 million people need treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem. Check out this infographic from the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare for more info on addictions and treatment.  

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2012: October 7-13, 2012

October 4, 2012
NEWS ALERT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mason, OH – October 4,2012 – In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of NAMI’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since 1990, mental health advocates across the country have joined together during the first full week […]

Mental Health and its Relationship to Sleep

September 28, 2012
We all experience sleepless nights occasionally. But more often than not, we are able to fall back into normal sleeping patterns within the next day-or-so. But when an individual frequently has trouble sleeping or displays symptoms of insomnia, mental health problems could be on the horizon, or may already exist. Sleep Problems Often Indicate an […]

ADHD Treatment: A Multimodal Approach is Most Effective

September 17, 2012
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a complex mental health issue that is not always easy to diagnose. This is often due in part to the existence of signs and symptoms indicative of other conditions such as anxiety and depression. There are also various classifications of ADHD where either the attention deficit symptoms or the […]

Depression: When Feelings go beyond “Normal” Sadness

August 27, 2012
Sadness is a normal emotion that can be caused by negative or painful circumstances. Occasional periods of unhappiness are a part of life, and most people are able to eventually process their feelings of melancholy and forge ahead. But when sadness lingers or becomes a state in which there seems to be no escape, it […]

Addiction Recovery: Admitting That a Problem Exists is the First Step

August 3, 2012
Addictions not only affect the physical, emotional and mental health of the addict, but also create a burden for the people in their lives. Even after emphatically urging them to seek treatment, those close to an addict or severe substance abuser are often helpless as they watch their friend or loved one sink further into […]

Bipolar Disorder: Know the Facts

July 23, 2012
What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression or manic depressive disorder, is a psychiatric condition in which a person fluctuates between periods of being in a very good mood and periods of being in a very irritable and depressed mood. These “mood swings” between states of extreme activity or high spirits […]

Eating Disorders Treatment: A Variety of Circumstances Can Lead to Binge Eating

July 6, 2012
Eating disorders come in many forms and can affect people regardless of their age, gender or background. Food and eating-related disorders can stem from various causes, including a distorted body image, societal pressures and other existing mental health issues. Although binge eating may not receive the same publicity as eating disorders such as anorexia or […]

TMS Treatment May Benefit Those with Severe Depression

June 25, 2012
During the course of our lives, we are affected by various occurrences and circumstances which cause us to become angry, fearful, bewildered, joyful and sad. It is normal and expected that we will experience each of these emotions from time to time. It is not unusual for us to go through an entire range of […]

Addictions are Often the Next Step beyond Substance Abuse

June 8, 2012
Substance abuse is certainly not restricted to the young. Anyone at any age can develop a repetitive pattern of drug and alcohol use that can damage their physical and mental health, threaten their relationships and diminish their performance at school or on the job. From Use to Abuse to Addiction Why are some people able […]

Eating Disorders are Treatable, But Don’t Wait to Get Help

May 28, 2012
An eating disorder is a mental illness that often includes stark physical manifestations. For instance, those suffering with anorexia tend to become emaciated and bone-thin; whereas bulimics can actually maintain or even gain weight. This is largely due to the binge eating habits of bulimics, which usually involves a massive caloric intake that is then […]