Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is frequently associated with other psychiatric conditions, including psychotic disorders. There is evidence for shared genetic susceptibility to both conditions,1 and first-degree relatives of people with ADHD have twice the risk of having schizophrenia compared with healthy controls.2 There is also an added risk of psychosis in patients with comorbid cannabis use. There are overlapping environmental risk factors for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Even though exercise isn’t a magic bullet or panacea that can instantly cure the mental health disruptions that have occurred during COVID-19 lockdowns, new research suggests that those who stayed active in the early months of the pandemic (March to July 2020) experienced less depression than those who became more sedentary during the same period. These findings […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Terry Matlen I was born in a state of panic and have dealt with anxiety ever since. My birth, I was told, was rapid. Too rapid. The amniotic fluids choked me, and breathing was difficult, requiring a number of post- delivery visits to the pediatrician, who expelled the fluids dangerously lingering in or near […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Everyone knows that regular exercise is good for the body. But exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts your overall mood. And […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By June Silny Somedays, I am my own sadness. Other times, my loved ones stab my heart — often without realizing it or intending to. As a defense mechanism, I’ve trained myself to laugh or shrug or make a self-deprecating comment. But I’m here to tell you the emotional pain is real — and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.