Posts archive for June, 2015

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Using Pet Therapy To Boost Mental Health Treatment

It’s no secret that people love their pets, which is why pet therapy is so effective. Pets can have an amazing effect on people who need a loving non-judgmental companion to spend time with. Some of the many benefits of pet therapy include relief from anxiety and stress, depression, reduced […]

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How Doing Nothing Can Increase Anxiety

As we’ve explored, anxiety is the most common mental-illness suffered by people across the globe. In the United States alone, it is estimated that 18% of adults struggle with anxiety, with 22.8% of these cases being classified as “severe” by the National Institute of Mental Health. But where is this […]

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New Research Provides Fresh Insight into Treating Depression

It is estimated that over 350 million people worldwide struggle with depression. The World Health Organization claims that depression is the leading cause of disability and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of diseases. Statistically speaking, women are about twice as likely to suffer from depression than […]

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The Six Types Of Anxiety Disorders

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America or ADAA, anxiety disorders are the most common mental-illnesses facing people in the United States. They affect approximate 18% of the population, or 40 million people aged 18 or older. In children, it is estimated that 1 in 8 children will […]

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Understanding Addiction As a Social Disease

There are many theories regarding the true source of addiction and addictive behaviors. In the 1970s a professor from Vancouver named Bruce Alexander sought to uncover the source of addictive behavior in a study he and his fellow researchers called “Rat Park”. Inspired by the cultural anti-drug war beginning at […]

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