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FEB 05, 2016 - CNN

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Actress fights bipolar disorder stigma with comedy

Victoria Maxwell had her first psychotic episode, ironically enough, after attending a meditation retreat.

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FEB 04, 2016 - Huffington Post

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Renaming Schizophrenia Could Combat Stigma And Help Patients Recover

The stigma that surrounds mental illness is not only insulting to the roughly one-quarter of the world's population that has one, it can also negatively impact their willingness to seek help and their recovery. But perhaps no mental illness is more stigmatized than schizophrenia, a devastating ailment that affects around 1 percent of the general population. The poorly understood condition is ...

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FEB 04, 2016 - Huffington Post

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How Renaming Schizophrenia Could Help Patients And Combat Stigma

The stigma that surrounds mental illness is not only insulting to the roughly one-quarter of the world's population that has one, it can also negatively impact their willingness to seek help and their recovery. But perhaps no mental illness is more stigmatized than schizophrenia, a devastating ailment that affects around 1 percent of the general population. The poorly understood condition is ...

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JAN 26, 2016 - Huffington Post

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7 Ways To Make Therapy More Affordable

There's no denying therapy is a huge financial burden: Affordability was the number one reason people avoid mental health services according to a survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Depending on where you live and what kind of insurance you have, the price can be upwards of $80 to $200 for one 45- to 60-minute session. But here's the ...

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JAN 19, 2016 - Health Canal

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Depression and obesity common among bipolar patients with exhausted stress system

New observations show that older bipolar patients often have decreased activity in the hormone system responsible for the secretion of the stress hormone cortisol. Low levels of cortisol in bipolar patients were also associated with depression, low quality of life, obesity, dyslipidaemia and metabolic syndrome. These discoveries could provide important clues as to how treatment strategies for depression and bipolar ...

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