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Misdiagnosis and the Mental Health System
Nov. 6, 2015
Twenty-three-year-old Alix Generous describes her years-long journey through misdiagnosis in the mental health system and how it affected her sense of confidence and self-worth.
Could depression be caused by an infection?
Oct. 26, 2015
Infection and autoimmune activity result in inflammation. And psychiatric researchers now suspect that inflammation may play a role in some cases of depression and other mental illnesses.
Is the resilience of millennials underrated?
Oct. 12, 2015
It's not uncommon to hear claims that young people these days have higher rates of mental health issues than in the past. But the data don't back that up. So how come millennials get a bad rap?
The Power of a Bedtime (Math) Story
Oct. 8, 2015
A new study published in the journal Science shows that regular use of a specific math-based iPad app significantly improved math performance in elementary school children.
The Bloggess is determined to be "Furiously Happy"
Oct. 5, 2015
Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness in "Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things."
Psychedelic changing treatment for depression
Sep. 28, 2015
Doctors and patients are using ketamine to treat severe depression, even though the anesthetic and psychedelic club drug has not been approved by the FDA for that purpose. It's not without risks.
Dealing with first day jitters
Aug. 26, 2013
Monday marks the first day of school for CPS students, some of whom will be at new schools for the first time. We check in from various schools around the city. And, we discuss strategies for dealing with the anxiety of the first day of school.
Riding the 'L,' an epiphany, longing — need — for therapy
May. 16, 2013
Everbody has problems. Talking to a therapist about them is not a sign of weakness—it's a sign of strength.
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