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Recognizing World Mental Health Day in October

World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is observed in October. The World Federation for Mental Health created this holiday in 1992, and annual events supporting this vital cause and mental health treatment programs continue today. The mission of WMHD is to advocate against the social stigmas and misunderstandings attached to mental illness. It also builds awareness…

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Signs of a Panic Attack

Do you know the signs of a panic attack? For men and women who have anxiety, panic attacks are the cresting of that panic when you feel the worst and lose control. When it occurs, it’s frightening and can create both emotional and physical symptoms, you should pay close attention to as they occur. Unfortunately,…

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What Are The Symptoms Of Anxiety?

According to the National Institute on Mental Health, more than 18 percent of adults experience some type of anxiety disorder. This makes it the most common mental health condition in the country. Unfortunately, in an attempt to deal with these many symptoms, many people with an anxiety disorder have a co-occurring substance use disorder. The…

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Prescription Drug Coverage Failing Chronic Disease Patients

Prescription Drug Coverage Unequal for People with Chronic Disease A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that insurance companies are discriminating against people with chronic diseases by making lifesaving drugs less affordable for people with certain conditions. The study specifically analyzed H.I.V. drugs, and found that a quarter of insurance…