Raquel Elizabeth

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Panic Disorder Linked to Physical Illnesses

While it is well known that mental health is linked to physical heath, physicians often disregard a person’s complaints of physical symptoms when a …

In 2008, San Francisco police were called to transport a woman with mental illness to a hospital. Instead, they shot her seven times. This is the story of how police became our nation's mental health care workers, and how Teresa Sheehan's family fought for her before the shooting — and since.

Mental Health

Sochi Olympians' rescue dogs are all grown up, completely adorable

More than a year has passed since several American Olympians adopted stray dogs that were saved from the streets of Sochi, Russia — and it appears the canine companions are happier and healthier than ever.<p>Posted online Thursday, a new Sports Illustrated video highlights the dogs at home with …

Cute

'Fuzzy thinking' in depression and bipolar disorder: New research finds effect is real

People with depression or bipolar disorder often feel their thinking ability has gotten “fuzzy”, or less sharp than before their symptoms began. Now, …

7 Reasons Why Life Is Better Without Booze

I was the consummate party girl for 20 years before I finally realized that alcohol was taking more than it was giving. I quit drinking two and a …

19 Ways To Create Good Karma.

<i>As the blazing fire reduces wood to ashes, similarly, the fire of Self-knowledge reduces all Karma to ashes.</i> ~ Bhagavad Gita<p>1. Hang this message near …

How Mental Health Conditions Are Dismissed By Family and Friends

Many times when people are feeling ill because of a medical condition, they are openly allowed to not feel well in the presence of others. It is …

Your “Healthy” Diet Could Be Quietly Killing Your Brain

I recently stumbled onto a book that opened my eyes in many ways to the misinformation plaguing Americans regarding healthy eating, particularly …

Nutrition

Crime Rarely Associated with Mental Illness

Despite high-profile crimes associated with mentally ill suspects such as the school shootings in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, new research discovers …

Acupuncture Antidepressant Connection For Depression

Acupuncture treats major depression by enhancing the effect of SSRIs (serotonin reuptake inhibitors). Researchers conclude that acupuncture combined …

Acupuncture

Sleep's Effect on Bipolar Disorder and Vice Versa

What do you need to know about sleep and sleep patterns when you have bipolar disorder? If you've found that your sleep patterns abnormal, for …

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A Zen Approach to Depression

In his book, <i>Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart</i>, psychiatrist Mark Epstein, M.D. tells the famous Buddhist story of Kisagotami and the mustard seed:<p>…

Why Trying to Find Your Life’s Purpose Is a Waste of Time (and What to Do Instead) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Waiting to discover your purpose? That’s a stupid strategy.<p>Blogs, courses, and coaches all over the internet claim that we each have one perfect …