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22 May

How to Manage and Reduce Stress

Stress has a negative effect on nearly every person’s mental health at some point or another. A person could be stressed about their finances, family situation, or problems at their job. Stress from one aspect of someone’s life often bleeds into other parts of their life, sometimes completely overtaking their thoughts and feelings. If someone […]

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20 Feb

Overcoming Anxiety: Just Take the First Step

Simple tasks can easily intimidate those who struggle with anxiety. A person with anxiety might find it too overwhelming to simply unload the dishwasher, buy groceries, or go to the post office. So how does someone accomplish these things that often seem completely impossible? Overcoming anxiety is not an easy feat, and it does not […]

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05 Dec

24 Ways to Practice Self-Care

Many of us are guilty of getting so wrapped up in the busyness of life and the needs of others that we completely forget to care for ourselves. If we constantly pour ourselves out for other people—whether our families, friends, bosses or coworkers—and we don’t take the time to fill ourselves back up, we are […]

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30 Oct

4 Ways to Keep a Positive Attitude During Treatment

While the treatment plans that include psychotherapy and antipsychotic drugs are critical to a schizophrenic patient’s ability to return to some sense of normalcy, a patient’s attitude is also telling of how successful that treatment will be. For example, if a person who has schizophrenia is in a negative frame of mind, constantly doubting the […]

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19 Sep

4 Steps to Preventing Schizophrenic Relapse

According to a Healthgrades, eighty to ninety percent of patients with schizophrenia will experience a post-diagnosis relapse at some point in their lives. This does not mean, however, that relapses cannot be avoided in some cases. Here are four important steps to take in preventing a schizophrenia relapse:

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10 Aug

Predicting Psychosis in Young People

A study published in March 2017 in the American Journal of Psychiatry found that young people at high risk for developing psychosis will start to show signs of the mental disorder early in their adolescence, long before full-blown symptoms are displayed. “Our research reveals that vulnerability to psychosis can be identified at an early adolescence […]

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08 Aug

Using Physical Exercise to Combat Schizophrenia

According to a 2016 article from researchers at UCLA, physical exercise can be used to help combat mental illness. Antipsychotic drugs can help individuals deal with impairing symptoms such as delusions and hallucinations, but studies have shown that these drugs do little to reverse the brain and personality changes that schizophrenia can cause. Some of […]

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11 Jul

What Does the Word Psychosis Really Mean?

Many people have the wrong idea about psychosis. Some even throw the term around as a substitute for “hypnosis” or “a way of thinking,” and others use it interchangeably with “psychology” or “psychiatry.” While the latter two terms are certainly related to the word “psychosis” since they can be used to help treat psychosis, these […]

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30 May

Hearing Voices: What You Need to Know

Hearing voices has been stereotyped as something that only occurs in unstable people. What most people do not realize is that hearing voices is actually more common than they might think and can happen to any of us. According to studies, an estimated four percent of adults are reported to hear voices, and of those, […]

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