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Exercise improves self-esteem and mood of patients in psychiatric care facilities! (Video)

Exercise improves self-esteem and mood of patients in psychiatric care facilities. This, according to researchers at the University of Vermont. Researchers built a gym in the university medical center’s inpatient psychiatry unit and introduced 60-minute exercise regimens into each patient’s treatment plan. The team surveyed patients on their mood, self-esteem,…

Mental health and illness statistics in the US: A look at the prevalence of mental health disorders, treatment, and impact

Every single year, millions of Americans suffer with a mental illness. By definition, a mental illness is a disorder that negatively affects a person’s thoughts, feelings, mood, and/or behavior. Examples include depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Each individual has a unique experience, as far as which symptoms they…

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) – Symptoms and Perspectives

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by a disruption in normal functioning, which is rooted in serious personality changes and mood instability. People who suffer with this condition typically experience a distorted self-image and struggle to understand their identity. Additionally, those with BPD experience bouts of depression, display risky or…

Can depression cause flu-like symptoms? Many symptoms are the same or similar, but distinguishing the difference is vital

Depression is marked by intense feelings of despair and a loss of interest in daily activities—the remaining symptoms can vary and even resemble the flu. Depression and the flu share physical symptoms like fatigue and changes in weight or appetite; additionally, victims of both illnesses can experience similar changes in…

College Depression Statistics

Interesting College Depression Statistics More than just “the blues,” clinical depression is distinct in that symptoms are of a severity that disrupts one’s daily routine. Often ubiquitous, these symptoms include decreased energy, fluctuating body weight, depleted concentration, irritability, bouts of crying, and thoughts of suicide. Read: Back to Basics, Depression…

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