Susan Page

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Why I Keep My Bipolar Disorder Secret at Work

“I mentioned the ADHD part of my diagnosis to a colleague, and her response was ‘Whatever, you just love taking Adderall.’”<p>Last winter, I was declined by five health insurance companies. I am 26, do my preventative screenings like clockwork, and have no physical health problems. As my boss told me …

What Is Emotional Health?

Just a few days ago somebody asked me what I actually meant when I used the term emotional health. Now I found this really interesting because this was someone that I would have considered to be pretty emotionally aware, tuned into both their own feelings as well as the feelings of others and …

Could an app help prevent suicides?

Samaritans Radar will flag tweets containing warning phrases<p>A new app from suicide prevention organization Samaritans is the newest effort to use technology for mental health monitoring. Samaritans Radar will track tweets (from people you follow) for warning language such as "help me," "hate …

5 Ways to Love Someone With Mental Illness

The stigma and shame surrounding mental illness takes a toll on family members, making it difficult to find support when someone you love has mental illness. It's important for family members to break the silence about mental illness because as caregivers we can feel isolated and alone. Time, …

Homeland, Carrie Mathison and mental illness on television

When Homeland first aired in 2011 starring a CIA agent with bipolar disorder, Carrie Mathison (played by Claire Danes), it was commended for its …

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How the crowd, not medical professionals, will lead the health-tech revolution

Technology has improved our ability to control many aspects of our lives — although, it’s done so more rapidly in some areas than others. So we can stream music and films where and when we choose and do our banking at 3 in the morning if we wish. Yet, when it comes to health care, medical …

Less Sleep, More Time Online Raise Risk For Teen Depression

The teenage years are a tumultuous time, with about 11 percent developing depression by age 18. Lack of sleep may increase teenagers' risk of depression, two studies say.<p>Teenagers who don't get enough sleep are four times as likely to develop major depressive disorder as their peers who sleep more, …

Study: Fish Oil Prevents Brain Shrinkage And Cognitive Decline In Older Adults

Three more cases of Alzheimer’s disease will have been diagnosed by the time you finish reading this article. More than 5 million people have Alzheimer’s in the United States alone (44 million worldwide), and the rate of new diagnosis is about one patient every minute, with no cure on the horizon. …

Understanding the Basics of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a type of mental illness that is as frightening to some as it is confusing. It is important to couch the disorder in the most …

Will My Child Inherit My Bipolar Disorder?

If you have bipolar disorder and are considering having children, one of the questions you are probably asking yourself is whether you would pass …

The Shape of Your Head and the Shape of Your Mind

How the archaic study of brain shape and head reading — the origin of terms like “highbrow” and “lowbrow,” “well rounded,” and “shrink” — shaped the modern obsession with the mind. One reason phrenology attracted so many followers was that it seemed to provide the toolbox for the American dream.<p>To …

Google’s webspam king says he’s unplugging from work, even email (!) for a few months

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Ditty_about_summer<p>Google(s goog) Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts says he’s going offline for a few months. Cutts, who …

Humans prefer an electric shock to being left alone with their thoughts

One man shocked himself 190 times<p>The experiment was simple. All the participants had to do was enter an empty room, sit down, and think for six to 15 minutes. But without a cellphone, a book, or a television screen to stare at, the assignment quickly became too much to handle. In fact, even when …

The Dangerous Impacts of Social Media on Mental Illnesses

<i>Mariel Norton is a copywriter for a digital marketing agency, and is also a relationship blogger for WeLoveDates.</i><p>Less FaceTime, more face-to-face time.<p>Tallulah Wilson was just 15 years old when she took her own life back in October 2012. The gifted ballerina had been receiving treatment for …

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Why Is Guinea's Ebola Outbreak So Unusual?

Doctors Without Borders has called the current outbreak of the Ebola virus in Guinea "unprecedented" — not because of the number of victims (so far at least 78 have died) but because the disease has traveled to various parts of the country. The widespread infection (which includes the capital city …

The Forgotten Childhood: Why Early Memories Fade

Francis Csedrik, who is 8 and lives in Washington, D.C., remembers a lot of events from when he was 4 or just a bit younger. There was the time he fell "headfirst on a marble floor" and got a concussion, the day someone stole the family car ("my dad had to chase it down the block"), or the morning …

My Journey From Homeless Drug Addict To Magna Cum Laude

I was fighting a rat for the remnants of a corn dog I'd salvaged from the trash. That's when I realized I'd crossed the final line I had drawn.<p>I had told myself, as long as I don't shoot up, I'm OK. As long as I'm not homeless, I'm OK. But now I was shooting up and homeless, and there was nowhere …

Mental And Physical Toll Of Bullying Persists For Decades

What doesn't kill us only makes us stronger, right? Well, not when it comes to bullying.<p>Some may still consider bullying a harmless part of growing up, but mounting evidence suggests that the adverse effects of being bullied aren't something kids can just shake off. The psychological and physical …

Scribes Are Back, Helping Doctors Tackle Electronic Medical Records

Like many other doctors across the country, Dr. Devesh Ramnath, a Dallas orthopedic surgeon, recently made the switch from paper to electronic medical records. This meant he no longer had to just take notes when he was examining a patient — he also had to put those notes into the computer as a …

Education May Help Insulate The Brain Against Traumatic Injury

A little education goes a long way toward ensuring you'll recover from a serious traumatic brain injury. In fact, people with lots of education are seven times more likely than high school dropouts to have no measurable disability a year later.<p>"It's a very dramatic difference," says Eric Schneider, …

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What Happens To Your Brain When You Get Black-Out Drunk?

You wake up in an unfamiliar room, missing a button or two, with a few stains on your shirt that you're hoping are food-related. The last thing you …

Researchers find better way to predict suicide attempts

Asking a soldier about self-worth or emotional pain may be a better way of predicting suicide than inquiring whether they intend to kill themselves, researchers report.<p>Research has shown that more than half of troops who die by suicide denied in their last medical appointment that they were …

Extended Sleeplessness Leads to Irreversible Brain Damage | US News

Scientists knew there were certain neurons in the brain stem that are awake when we are awake and "sleep when we sleep," says Dr. Sigrid Veasey, a …

Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World

3.3K<p>SHARES<p>In the Summer of 1995, a young graduate student in anthropology at UCLA named Joe Henrich traveled to Peru to carry out some fieldwork …

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The Neurological Similarities Between Successful Writers And The Mentally Ill

Knowing his wife was upset with him for spending more time with his typewriter than with her, F. Scott Fitzgerald hatched a plan. He wasn’t proud of …