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Light Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Light therapy for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) has been studied for some time now. Usually it comes to mind with the onset of depression in winter. But more applications have been coming to the forefront. Recently, a post on Psych Central had information about sleep and cognition improving with light therapy after brain injury. Now a researcher at Western Psychiatric Institute and […]

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October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month

Depression is a condition that most people think of as being “stuck” in a low mood of either sadness or grief. With colder weather and shorter daylight hours on the horizon, we all can begin to feel a little down. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression strikes millions each year, often with […]

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Mental Illness in the Workplace

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health estimates that mental health conditions are responsible for approximately 30% of all disability claims and 70% of the associated plan costs. Employers dealing with these costs—and the related lost productivity—are understandably focused on getting employees who are dealing with mental health issues back to work as quickly as […]

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Light Therapy Can Ease Bipolar Depression For Some

Bright light therapy can ease bipolar depression in some patients, according to a study published in the journal Bipolar Disorders. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic studied nine women with bipolar disorder to examine the effects of light therapy in the morning or at midday on mood […]

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Universities and colleges ease final exam stress with innovative programs

College students still pull all-nighters and ingest prodigious amounts of caffeine during finals week, but they can also choose creative programs to help ease the stress of exams. John Carroll University students sip hot chocolate and roast s’mores over a fire pit outside Grasselli Library the night before exams begin. Earlier that evening, a “blessing […]

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