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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘mental health’

Amanda Bynes Seen In Public After Three Months, Looks Healthy

At last! It was touch and go for a while but former child star Amanda Bynes finally seems to be on the right track. The 29-year-old thespian was seen grabbing a bite to eat at renowned LA restaurant Craig’s with a woman who was later revealed to be Byne’s life coach. Paparazzis were undoubtedly surprised by Byne’s appearance, especially since …

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Amanda Bynes Will Stay In Psychiatric Hold For Two More Weeks

After being committed for a 72-hour psychiatric hold on Friday, October 10, Amanda Bynes is reportedly up for an extended stay of two weeks in a Pasadena hospital. Bynes flew into Los Angeles from New York on Friday and was chauffeured to Las Encinas Hospital, where she was put on 5150 hold. The order is reserved for a person deemed …

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Schizophrenia May Be Caused By Genetic Mutations

“Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.” The Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing’s words are as apt as they are succinct. 20% to 40% of men and women diagnosed with schizophrenia are so tortured by their condition, that they attempt suicide. 5% to 13% complete the act. But as the scientific battle against this devastating disorder presses on, researchers are learning …

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Amanda Bynes Shares Photos of Healthy Body

Amanda Bynes shared photos of her wearing a bikini–showcasing her healthy new physique. Following the tumultuous events that plagued the young actress in 2013, it’s refreshing to see her looking so happy and healthy now. The former Nickelodeon star suffered from mental health and drug issues, and her behavior during that time was nothing short of bizarre. Bynes wore a …

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Amanda Bynes Looks Healthy, Happy at Fashion School Event

Amanda Bynes looked happy and healthy when she appeared at an event on Friday held at her school, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in L.A. She posed for photos with her parents as they checked out the projects she spent a semester creating. Bynes studies fashion at the school. “Debut showcases the work of students in the advanced …

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Kim Novak Has Beat Bigger Battles Than Binary Brats

Kim Novak doesn’t have to explain herself. However, amidst the tumult of tweeters (so very brave behind the anonymity of their hateful 140 characters), she addressed the oh-so-obvious derisive diction slung her way following the Hollywood award show. Actually, she addressed it a while ago, smart guys. This is old news. When Kim shared her experience with plastic surgery before, …

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Quit Smoking For Better Mental Health?

A number of studies have been done regarding how smoking impacts the body. With the various toxic chemicals that are found within cigarettes, it’s often treated as the main focus regarding anti-smoking campaigns. As smoking has fallen out of favor in the United States, we have seen campaigns telling people to not smoke or quit smoking for a variety of …

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Roseanne Barr Tweets Her Rage At Hollywood Machine

It began with a reference to fellatio and continued with an admission of drunk tweeting. Roseanne Barr’s sudden outburst has now been dubbed an epic twitter rant. Because of her status as a funny woman, some may have been tempted to assume a more humorous position about her tweets. But the subject is no laughing matter. I don't have the …

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Health Insurance: Obama to Enforce Mental Health Rules

Just after President Barack Obama issued an apology to the people who have lost their healthcare coverage thanks to Obamacare, the Obama Administration has announced plans to implement new rules regarding mental health coverage. Five years ago, former president George W. Bush signed a law that guaranteed mental health parity, but it has taken half a decade for Obama to …

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Google, Facebook And Twitter Train Mental Health Nonprofits On Social Media

Representatives from Google, Facebook and Twitter got together for a big training session for mental health nonprofits in Washington D.C. this afternoon, and Google has put 2 1/2 hours worth of video from the event online for anyone interested to watch. The presentations discuss managing social media accounts, running social media campaigns, integrating with multimedia, and tracking analytics. “Nearly 45 …

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Antidepressants Are Overprescribed, Says Doctor

A doctor writing for the British Medial Journal (BMJ) has stated that antidepressants are overprescribed. His views are part of a debate on the BMJ website over treatment with antidepressants. Dr. Des Spence, a general practitioner from Glasgow, said that “”we use antidepressants too easily, for too long, and that they are effective for few people (if at all).” Though …

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Mental Health Linked to Childhood Stress in Mice

A new study has found a link between a stress-induced hormone in adolescence and genetic changes that can cause severe mental illness. The study, published recently in the journal Science, could lead to new treatments for schizophrenia, severe depression, or other mental illnesses. “We have discovered a mechanism for how environmental factors, such as stress hormones, can affect the brain’s …

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