We have advanced in fighting terminal illnesses such as heart disease and aids, but what about mental illness?
A woman has overcome her struggles with bipolar disorder and currently is a successful Recovery Specialist and volunteers for the Awakenings Project.
On February 8th, two-time Pulitzer Prizewinner Nicholas Kristof used his column in The New York Times to publish Inside a Mental Hospital Called Jail, outlining how the de-institutionalization of mental illness in America has led to imprisonment.
In November, 2013, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D., of the Stanford University School of Medicine joined a long list of distinguished scientists to receive the Anna-Monika Prize in Germany.
A team of scientists, including two NARSAD Grantees, have published important research that reveals previously unknown functions within a part of the brain long known to play a major role in âreward-seekingâ behavior.
Read more about this research at - http://bbrfoundation.org/brain-matters-discoveries/new-insight-into-brain-activity-in-reward-seeking-behavior-may-help
Drs. Costello, Angold and colleagues report that within any three-month period throughout the years of childhood, 13.3 percent of the children in the study meet the criteria for a diagnosable psychiatric disorder.
Learn more about the study at - http://bbrfoundation.org/brain-matters-discoveries/landmark-study-shows-childhood-anxiety-may-transition-to-mental-illness-in
Photographer, journalist and filmmaker Lalage Snow shot this series of portraits of British soldiers over a period of seven months, before, during and after their operational deployment to Afghanistan on Op Herrick 12. The portraits are captioned with the thoughts and feelings of each individual. They speak of fear, being injured, losing a brother soldier, missing home, excitement, coming ho
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Many federal programs aimed at preventing psychological problems in military service members and their families have not been evaluated correctly to determine if they are working and are not supported by science, a new report commissioned by the Defense Department says.
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Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that can affect women after childbirth. Mothers with postpartum depression experience feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion that may make it difficult for them to complete daily care activities for themselves or for others.
Women are particularly vulnerable to depression after giving birth, when hormonal and physical changes and the new responsibility of caring for a newborn can be overwhelming. Many new mothers experience a brief episode of mild mood changes known as the “baby blues,” but some will suffer from postpartum depression, a much more serious condition that requires active treatment and emotional support for the new mother.
Download a copy of the brochure at - http://infocenter.nimh.nih.gov/pdf/Postpartum_Depression_Brochure_LN3.pdf