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Helpful articles to help you better understand mental health issues.

Eating Disorders and Males: Understanding the Problem

July 29, 2013
While eating disorders are typically associated with young women, you may be surprised to learn that a growing number of individuals with eating disorders today are young men. Prevalence of Eating Disorders in Males Approximately 10% of individuals seeking treatment for eating disorders are male, although a larger number fails to seek treatment.  The National […]

Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

July 22, 2013
Patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) frequently experience problems with disturbing, intrusive thoughts, as well as overwhelming impulses to perform ritualistic behaviors that reduce the anxiety associated with such thoughts. Traditional psychotherapy has not been found to be helpful for most individuals with OCD.  However, one modern form of treatment is particularly successful in overcoming symptoms […]

Understanding Anxiety Disorders

July 15, 2013
Millions of individuals live each day in fear – not of an actual physical threat, but imaginary dangers, remembered trauma, inanimate objects, or something as simple as walking outside their front door. The most common psychiatric illnesses today are anxiety disorders.  Estimates place the number of affected Americans at up to 40 million. At least […]

Understanding ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

May 23, 2013
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that can cause disruption in the daily lives of those who are affected by it.  ADHD can impact school performance, interpersonal relationships, and employment, as it affects concentration, activity levels, and impulse control. An estimated 3 – 5 % of individuals in the U.S. are thought to […]

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

May 16, 2013
Today, approximately 5.7 million U.S. adults in the U.S. have bipolar disorder, a serious mental illness.  Also known as manic-depressive disorder, the illness is characterized by extreme mood swings. Bipolar disorder typically develops during an individual’s late teen or early adult years, with half of all cases emerging before age 25. Symptoms Bipolar disorder is […]

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment Methods

March 29, 2013
Constant hand washing, repetitive touching of doorways, checking ten times to make sure the stove is turned off:  these are all examples of behaviors we frequently associate with obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD. The nature of obsessive compulsive disorder OCD is a type of anxiety disorder, characterized by unwanted, uncontrollable thoughts as well as repetitive […]

Dr. Kendell joins Lindner Center of HOPE

March 25, 2013
Mason, OH – Steven F. Kendell, MD, has joined Lindner Center of HOPE as a staff psychiatrist. Dr. Kendell is board certified in general psychiatry.  As a staff psychiatrist at Lindner Center of HOPE his principal work is in adult partial hospitalization, adult inpatient care and outpatient services. Prior to joining the Lindner Center of […]

Eating Disorders in Older Women on the Rise

February 21, 2013
Statistics can be somewhat ambiguous when it comes to eating disorders. Over the years, there have been countless studies conducted surrounding the prevalence of illnesses such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Although many of these studies convey slightly different findings, one thing is certain: Millions of Americans struggle with eating disorders. […]

Binge Eating

February 15, 2013
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Mental Illness a Leading Cause of Disability in the U.S.

February 8, 2013
When the subject of disabilities surfaces in our thoughts or conversations, it is common to first consider those caused by some type of physical ailment or affliction. Conditions such as arthritis, heart disease and back problems are certainly primary causes of long-term disabilities in our nation. However, mental illness is the leading cause of disability […]

Research Study: Lindner Center of HOPE

February 1, 2013
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Ways to Combat Anxiety

January 24, 2013
Anxiety affects many people, and sometimes it may seem impossible to stop worrying about things you cannot control. These questions and fears can be paralyzing and sometimes might affect your daily life. However, there is a way to push these fears aside and get on with your normal routine. Start by letting yourself worry, but […]

Binge Eating Research Study

January 18, 2013
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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 […]