Discerning the Difference- Bipolar Disorder and Depression

Bipolar disorder is often confused with depression mainly because it includes depressive episodes. They have other similarities that can muddy the water and cause further confusion. Discerning the difference between bipolar disorder and depression starts with understanding each’s symptoms. Bipolar and Depression Symptoms The main difference between the two is that bipolar refers to opposite …

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Supporting Someone with Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a challenging brain disorder that affects how a person acts, thinks, and sees the world. It often makes it difficult to think clearly, regulate emotions, distinguish reality, and relate to others. If you have a loved one with schizophrenia, supporting them can make a huge difference by helping them find the right treatment, …

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Shattering the Schizophrenia Stigma

As with any challenge we face in life, the support of loved ones, faith, and community aids in successfully navigating the path to resolution and healing. When it comes to mental health issues like schizophrenia, deep-rooted misinformation and stigma can isolate and shame individuals. In many cases, it’s unintentional, and sometimes it’s not. By shattering …

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Supporting Your Teen with Anxiety

Given all the academic and social pressures teens face, it’s normal to experience anxiety at times. Anxiety is our body’s way of dealing with stress. The brain responds by increasing your heart rate and you may sweat and feel uneasy or anxious. For approximately 25% of teens, these symptoms go beyond the typical and begin …

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Long Term Effects of Untreated Mental Illness

Deciding whether to get treatment for a medical issue isn’t always a luxury you want to extend. For instance, a tiny cut that barely draws blood doesn’t call for an ER visit. But antibiotic cream and band-aids won’t help everything. Mental health illnesses like depression are often attributed to a bad patch, temporary stress at …

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Breaking the Silence of Depression

Depression is ranked as one of the most disabling diseases in the world. In the U.S. alone, major depressive disorder (MDD) affects more than 16 million adults. With treatment, around 70% of those with clinical depression can improve, often in a matter of weeks. Despite this, about two-thirds of those with depression never seek treatment. Without …

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The Price of Mental Health

One thing is for certain, the issues surrounding mental health are still as prevalent today as they will be tomorrow. Good health is about both physical and mental wellbeing. Mental health problems affect people in every country across the world, but they are often neglected and the people who experience these issues are hidden. 80% …

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Nearly 1 in 5 adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year. Yet, 56% of adults with mental illness do not receive treatment. Amid COVID-19 and preparations being made to reopen the country, the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Mental Health Awareness Month Mental Health …

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STUDIES ARE ENROLLING NOW!​

RSV VACCINE

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can cause serious respiratory infections in adults aged 60 and older. Adults ages 64 and older may be eligible for an RSV vaccine clinical trial.

DEPRESSION

Depression Makes Everyday Tasks Difficult. Research studies for treatment-resistant depression may help. 

 

SOCIAL ANXIETY

Social anxiety disorder affects about 15 million people, with the average age of onset being 13. Learn how clinical trials can help today.