What If People Treated Physical Illness Like Mental Illness?
It's no secret there's a serious stigma attached to mental illness. According to the CDC, only
More Than 20 Physical Illnesses Linked to Depression
A recent study has linked depression to physical illnesses, such as asthma, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, urinary tract disorders and more.
Why is mental illness regarded so differently to physical illness?
Dr Clive Morgan asks why mental illness is regarded so differently from physical illness
What If We Treated Physical Illness Like A Mental Illness? Should We?
A large meme recently went viral around the internet bringing up the idea that we should treat mental illness as we would a physical illness. The meme basically equates telling someone with a mental illness that they’re just not trying hard enough or putting in enough effort with saying the same thing to someone with a physical […]
This is what happens when you treat mental illness as though it were a physical illness
Mental illness affects one in four people today. Despite this terrifying reality, we treat physical diseases much more seriously than mental illnesses. Why is this the case? One obvious reason is that it’s easy to see the wounds or symptoms of physical illness, while the symptoms for mental illness are elusive at the best of times. …
14 Ways to Help Someone Facing a Mental or Physical Illness
Dentists Could Screen 20 Million Americans For Chronic Physical Illnesses
Nearly 20 million Americans annually visit a dentist but not a general healthcare provider, according to an NYU study published in the American Journal of Public Health.
What Happens to Your Body During Depression
Depression is a physical illness which is painful to endure. Things that you do every day becomes a serious test but the people around you may not notice this. Most people think that the only symptom of depression is chronic sadness, but they overlook the physiological symptoms. Here are a few signs that your body […]
This TikToker Compares How We Talk About Mental Illness to a Broken Leg, and It's Too Real
TikToker @carlie_chimenti1 points out the frustrating differences in the way we talk about mental illness vs. physical illness in this TikTok video.
What Does It Mean When We Call Addiction a Brain Disorder?
Informed Americans no longer view addiction as a moral failing, and more and more policymakers are recognizing that punishment is an ineffective and inappropriate tool for addressing a person’s drug problems. Treatment is what is needed.
The 10 Personality Disorders
A short, sharp look into the 10 personality disorders.
This Is What It's Like To Be A Man With An Eating Disorder
An estimated 24 million people in the U.S. have eating disorders, and they aren’t all women and girls.
4 Surprising Signs of Bipolar Disorder
A new study finds that bipolar disorder is highly undertreated. From spending sprees to increased sex drive, learn some less-well known signs of mania in bipolar disorder.
Why are somatic diseases in bipolar disorder insufficiently treated?
Somatic diseases, including cardiovascular, respiratory, and cancer diseases, are the main contributors to a shortened life expectancy of 10–20 years in patients with bipolar disorder as compared to the general population. In the general population an increase in survival has been observed over the last decades, primarily due to the advances in primary prophylaxis, medical treatment and progress in early detection and monitoring of somatic diseases…
How A Sleep Disorder Might Point To A Forgotten Future
Acting out dreams in your sleep may put you at risk for developing dementia later in life, researchers say. The behavior appears to portend Lewy body dementia, the second-most common form of dementia among older people.
Why Dyslexia Is More Than a Reading Disorder
Brain changes that affect more than language and reading may be behind dyslexia, new research reveals
9 Ways To Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder
5 Common Myths About Auditory Processing Disorder
Myths about auditory processing disorder persist, despite advances in APD research. Here are five common misconceptions and the truth about each.
Why Is It So Hard to Treat Eating Disorders?
Anorexia alone kills more people than any other mental illness does.