Posts Tagged 'mental illness'

5 Mental Health Benefits of Regular Exercise

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Mental illness is extremely common, and can manifest itself in many different ways. Unfortunately, not everyone gets the help they need to stay healthy—60% of American adults do not receive treatment for mental illness, even after diagnosis. With the stigma associated with mental illness, some are afraid to seek diagnosis and treatment. Treatment can also be expensive, or cause unwanted side effects that can be worse than the illness itself, and our ability to treat and eliminate mental illness is still limited. Though it cannot solve all the problems associated with mental illness or addiction, exercise can be a tool for people struggling with these issues, as it has numerous benefits and is completely free and accessible. It’s also a great tool for people who are often stressed, anxious, or have trouble relaxing. Here are just 5 of the many reasons exercise can have a positive impact on mental health:

Posted by Sarah Daren Oct 19, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Expected Changes in 2013 DSM-V increase scope of diagnostic categories

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The “DSM” stands for the title “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual” – a book published by the American Psychiatric Association as the manual all doctors use to diagnose medical / psychiatric mental illnesses. The “V” means five, in Roman Numerals. So the key info here is that doctors will soon be getting a new manual – the fifth in a series- to use in determining disability diagnoses like Autism, ADHD, Depression and so on.

Posted by Tanya Jan 12, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments