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In present day society, there exists an expectation held by doctors to handle any problems with their patients’ attitudes and continue on with their jobs. However, research in this particularly unique topic has found that this pressure can greatly and negatively impact the performance of doctors everywhere. Embed from Getty Images The rudeness of patients has been … Read More

In life, we always strive to become the best possible person we can be. Whether it be getting an A on the next test, becoming more fit during the summer, or simply reaching a certain quota for the day, goals drive us along the process. The textbook definition of “goal” is an object of a person’s … Read More

It’s indisputable that cancer, especially when terminal, causes deep emotional pain. This pain is often hard to cope with and hard to treat. Recently, some scientists and doctors have been relying on the use of a familiar but unconventional drug to treat emotional pain: “magic mushrooms.” A new article published by Newsweek details a patient named Dinah Bazer, … Read More

Basketball has always been an entertaining sport throughout the years, and it is also an outstanding form of exercise. Players from the NBA are some of the fittest people on the planet, and playing basketball consistently maintains their toned bodies and incredible athleticism. As shown by these professionals, basketball helps with cardiovascular health, strength, and even mental health … Read More

Willie Nelson once said, “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” We often hear that we should start thinking positively in order to get positive outcomes, but did you know that optimistic thinking can also affect your health? Research has found that negative thinking can harm your health, while … Read More

At home, pets provide companionship that relaxes and comforts their owners. In fact, 62% of households in America already have pets. The value of owning a pet extends beyond casual comfort in homes. However, animal-assisted therapy harnesses the physical and emotional benefits of animal interactions to treat patients for a variety of physical and mental … Read More

How much music do you listen to? The average American listens to about four hours of audio a day, with more than half of that music originating from a radio. Music plays an important role in all of our lives; some even claim that music is necessary for survival. Music serves many diverse purposes, ranging … Read More

Bipolar disorder is a severe mental illness that is characterized by extreme mood swings. Also referred to as manic depression, bipolar disorder tends to be a chronic illness and requires the attention of a health professional. Exact causes of bipolar disorder have yet to be determined; however, genetics is believed to play a role. In … Read More

An individual’s childhood is greatly affected by the parenting style that he or she grew up with. Whether you grew up with lenient parents or strict ones, the way your parents interacted with you has great effects that can linger into late adulthood, according to a study by British researchers. A lifelong study by University College London (UCL) … Read More

Unlike the majority of mental illnesses discussed in this series, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) primarily affects children. Fortunately, ADHD is very manageable with proper treatment and should not adversely impact the progression of a happy and healthy life. The exact causes of ADHD have not yet been pinpointed; however, genetics and environmental factors are believed … Read More

In my last article, I highlighted the general facets of the mental illness schizophrenia, including risk, symptoms, and behaviors. This week, I will delve deeper into potential causes of this disorder as well as the plethora of treatment options available for patients. As mentioned in part one, the direct causes of schizophrenia have yet to be … Read More

It is not uncommon to hear people describe themselves as “OCD”. Perhaps they clean their room often or organize rainbow candy by color before eating it. Although these behaviors are somewhat ritualistic in nature, they drastically downplay the symptoms of the mental illness known as OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Obsessive-compulsive disorder typically involves persistent, irrational … Read More

Of all the mental illnesses known to man, schizophrenia is often considered the most severe. Given the complex nature of the disorder, discussion of schizophrenia will be divided into two articles. This first one will provide a general overview and the second, to be published at a later date, will delve into more specific detail. Schizophrenia is … Read More

The human body can be adept and versatile, but it needs some proper care and maintenance on a regular basis to make sure that it can operate at its best. While exercise definitely does a phenomenal job at maintaining the body’s physical health, meditation provides the spiritual catharsis that the body sorely needs after a mentally stressful … Read More

It was only very recently that issues surrounding mental health began to inch their way into the spotlight. Nowadays, an individual’s overall well-being is no longer solely based on the physical condition; one’s psychological health must also be considered. However, given the ongoing investigation into the deepest recesses of the human mind, many individuals remain … Read More

When was the last time you wrote something purely for the sake of writing it? Not a college essay, not an article for the school paper, but something for yourself—a journal entry, a poem, or just random ramblings? If creative outlets aren’t part of your life, you may want to consider adding some. Emerging scientific … Read More

Is there risk of cognitive decline for those who suffer from both depression and diabetes? The stress of managing diabetes every day and the effects of diabetes on the brain may contribute to depression. In the US, according to the NIMH, people with diabetes are twice as likely to develop depression. Conversely, depression may affect physical … Read More

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