Psychiatry Articles

Medical marijuana refers to the use of the plant cannabis and its constituents, such as cannabinoids, in the management of certain medical conditions. Cannabis contains more than four hundred chemicals. However, the actions of only two chemicals - THC and cannabidiol have been studied until now.

There was a time when mental ailments like depression were a concern only for grown-ups and middle-aged people. With the times changing as fast as they have, depression is no more confined to the mentioned groups. Modern lifestyle which includes changed environment at home, neighborhood, school and the peer group have taken their toll on the mental health of our children.

As Thanksgiving approaches, the time for gratitude becomes more present in our daily lives. Some are taking a 21-day gratitude challenge while others are sharing gratitude by posting online like Lisa Rosenthal, the Coordinator of Professional and Patient Communications at the Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut.

A signaling protein suspected of malfunctioning in anxiety and mood disorders plays a key role in the development of emotional behavior, report researchers funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Mice lacking it in frontal brain circuits during an early critical period fail to develop normal reactions in anxiety-producing situations.

Many patients who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder are prescribed various types of prescription medications and supplements to keep symptoms under control. However, many medications do have some unwanted side effects, and may not be the only solution for improving symptoms of bipolar disorder. Making some healthy lifestyle choices can help to manage bipolar symptoms and also improve overall quality of life. From eating the right foods to getting enough sleep, those diagnosed with bipolar disorder can enjoy a better life.

Many women are getting breast implants to help boost their self esteem, but research shows that some may be doing it to mask an even bigger psychological problem that could lead to suicide.

Abnormal brain cell activity can lead to a seizure and affect various parts of the body. When someone is displaying signs of a seizure, they may have a disorder called epilepsy. Approximately one in 100 people in the United States experience an unprovoked seizure in their lifetime, according to the Mayo Clinic, and even though a single seizure does not mean the person has epilepsy, the individual may have mild to intense seizures and need treatment for their condition.
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