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Is “Big Little Lies” telling the truth about PTSD? Our expert weighs in.

Big Little Lies is a best-selling-book-turned-hit-HBO-drama that begins as a murder-mystery and binds five women together over – you guessed it – one big lie. It has all the makings of an instant cult classic. But that’s not all. The series also skillfully tackles a mental health condition that affects roughly 8 million adults each…
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It’s official! ‘Burnout’ defined and recognized as a medical diagnosis

Are you feeling physically or emotionally exhausted? Unmotivated, increasingly cynical, or detached from coworkers? If so, you may be on the road to burnout. Yes, burnout is real and is now a legitimate medical diagnosis according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) handbook, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), that guides medical providers in diagnosing…
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Beyond the baby blues: navigating postpartum depression myths

When a newborn is brought into the world, mothers often experience a floodgate of emotions: excitement, jitters, joy. But, the beautiful milestone of a birth may trigger other feelings for new moms: isolation, numbness, hopelessness. There is a deepening silence around these feelings and a generalized stigma surrounding a prevalent maternal mental illness called postpartum…
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Mental Health Month: the truth about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

Approximately 1 in 5 adults (46.6 million) in the U.S. will have experienced a mental illness during their lifetime. Globally, an estimated 300 million people are affected by depression alone. Mental disorders are among the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. If those statistics aren’t staggering enough, try this one…
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Stress, the “health epidemic of the 21st century”

Just how stressed are Americans? Enough to have an HBO documentary, One Nation Under Stress, that explores the connection between our increasingly stressed-out nation and the fall in U.S. life expectancy. A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report in 2017 noted life expectancy was the lowest it had been in a decade…
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The truth about eating disorders

It’s a debilitating illness that affects an estimated 30 million Americans each year. The disease does not discriminate, crossing all genders, socio-economic classes, cultures, races and religions. Sadly, every 62 minutes someone dies as a direct result. Yet, 70 percent of people affected don’t seek treatment. “It” is an eating disorder. And chances are, you…
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