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Women with bipolar disorder at 50 percent greater risk of delivering preterm babies Women who have been previously hospitalized for bipolar disorder are nearly twice as likely to have premature babies compared to women without a history of mental illness, according to a new study by researchers at Women’s College Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). The study, published today in the American Journal of [...]The post Women with bipolar disorder at 50 percent greater risk of delivering preterm babies appeared first on PsyPost.
Living with Pain     Who gets to define what pain is?     I live with the pain of mental illness every day of my life. Some days are harder than others. Who gets to define what “real” pain is? Who gets to say that your pain is any less or any...
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The Line Between “Spacing Out” and “Dissociation” is Only When you’re driving down the road and you suddenly realize you missed your exit or maybe you’re not quite sure where it is because you developed the “white line trance” you’re dissociating.  Those times you get so sucked into a movie or game that someone has to lob a Nerf...
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Why Education Corrodes Religious Faith Many studies show that higher education correlates with decreased religiosity. Why?
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Coenzyme Q10 helps veterans battle gulf war illness symptoms A high quality brand of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) – a compound commonly sold as a dietary supplement – provides health benefits to persons suffering from Gulf War illness symptoms, researchers report.
Coenzyme Q10 helps veterans battle Gulf War illness symptoms, researchers report A high quality brand of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) -- a compound commonly sold as a dietary supplement -- provides health benefits to persons suffering from Gulf War illness symptoms, researchers report.
Biological fat with a sugar attached essential to maintaining brain's supply of stem cells Fat and sugar aren't usually considered healthy staples, but scientists have found that a biological fat with a sugar attached is essential for maintaining the brain's store of stem cells.
Migraine linked to defective 'insulation' around nerve fibers, suggests study A new study shows cellular-level changes in nerve structure and function that may contribute to the development of migraine headaches, reports a new study. The findings help to explain why a plastic surgery procedure provides effective pain relief for migraine patients -- and may provide useful clues for developing new approaches to migraine treatment.
Panic and the Media: Unraveling the Worry A Manhattan doctor went bowling in my neighborhood recently and was diagnosed with Ebola the next day. It seems to be the only thing you see on the news anymore and it has people across the country truly frightened. I got married in early October and my aunt, who’s from...
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Resilience training shows promise in preventing burnout among ICU nurses A multifaceted approach to teaching coping mechanisms may help critical care nurses better handle their stressful work environment, according to a study.