Child abuse linked to depression, anxiety in later life

Childhood abuse or neglect can permanently alter an individual’s physiology

Child abuse linked to depression, anxiety in later life
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Childhood abuse or neglect can permanently alter an individual’s physiology

Genetics strongly influence our predisposition to mental illness

It is becoming increasingly clear that our genes influence everything from our personality traits to specific psychiatric disorders

Genetics strongly influence our predisposition to mental illness
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It is becoming increasingly clear that our genes influence everything from our personality traits to specific psychiatric disorders

The stigma of mental illness

If you think you suffer from a mental illness, resist succumbing to stigma and ask your doctor about getting treatment

The stigma of mental illness
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If you think you suffer from a mental illness, resist succumbing to stigma and ask your doctor about getting treatment

Battling the myths and stereotypes of psychiatry

Dr. Paul Latimer helps minimize some of the misconceptions about seeking psychiatric help

Battling the myths and stereotypes of psychiatry
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Dr. Paul Latimer helps minimize some of the misconceptions about seeking psychiatric help

Brain scan studies shed new light on ADHD

It's increasingly clear that ADHD is not just the result of bad parenting, but a disorder with biological and genetic contributors

Brain scan studies shed new light on ADHD
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LATIMER: It’s increasingly clear that ADHD is not just the result of bad parenting, but a disorder with biological and genetic contributors

Suffering from chronic pain? Don’t give up hope

Many people have ongoing pain where there is no obvious injury, or continue to have pain at the site of an injury long after it has healed

Suffering from chronic pain? Don’t give up hope
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LATIMER: Many people have ongoing pain where there is no obvious injury, or continue to have pain at the site of an injury long after it has healed

Why you need to talk to your teens about sex

Early sexual activity puts children at risk of pregnancy and sexually-transmitted diseases – and it can damage them emotionally

Why you need to talk to your teens about sex
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LATIMER: Early sexual activity puts children at risk of pregnancy and sexually-transmitted diseases – and it can damage them emotionally

Using genes to attack disease with precision

Pharmacogenomics, a mixture of the pharmaceutical and genetic sciences, holds vast potential for health care

Using genes to attack disease with precision
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LATIMER: Pharmacogenomics, a mixture of the pharmaceutical and genetic sciences, holds vast potential for health care

At the heart of fibromyalgia’s pain are psychiatric links

Psychiatric symptoms commonly associated with fibromyalgia make the condition worse for those who experience pain and depression or anxiety

At the heart of fibromyalgia’s pain are psychiatric links
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LATIMER: Psychiatric symptoms commonly associated with fibromyalgia make the condition worse for those who experience pain and depression or anxiety

Healthy body, healthy mind: a double payoff for exercise

The mental health benefits of exercise are well documented, and even moderate sadness and feelings of anxiety can be improved

Healthy body, healthy mind: a double payoff for exercise
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LATIMER: The mental health benefits of exercise are well documented, and even moderate sadness and feelings of anxiety can be improved