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Could an Antibiotic Be the Answer to Treating PTSD?

What if antibiotics could one day be a cure for something other than a bacterial infection? More specifically, what if they could help with mental illness? This is what researchers are now looking into with one particular antibiotic that could potentially clear up some of the symptoms of PTSD. (Bach, Tzovara, & Vunder, 2017) Doxycycline is …

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Report: Depression is More Common Among Pilots Than Previously Thought

Pilots need to maintain their well-being just as much as everyone else, but too often, their demanding schedules make it challenging. Whether it’s outside stressors or the pressure of the job, the world has seen some tragedies occur at the hand of people in dire need of help. This is what inspired a group of …

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Walgreens to Provide Video Therapy for Mental Health Issues

As the stigma of mental illness continues to make headlines, Walgreens is stepping up to do its part in the fight against discrimination. The pharmaceutical store chain announced on May 10 that it would be launching an online portal for mental health, utilizing a number of third-party resources. Walgreens will also be encouraging the use …

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4 Common Mental Health Stigmas That Slow the Process of Healing

The days of rash lobotomies and electro-shock therapy as “cures” for mental illness may be gone, but the stigma surrounding these diseases are not. As an individual with first-hand experience, I’ve faced some of the most interesting and unfortunate misconceptions out there. In addition to having to address these conditions, stigmas give patients even more …

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Research Shows Bi-Polar and Depressed People Feel Sadness Differently

What does sadness mean to you? If you happen to have a mental health condition such as bipolar disorder or depression, it could be a world of difference. A new study conducted by researchers in the Netherlands shows that there are differences in the brain activity of individuals with clinical depression and bipolar disorder. This would …

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