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Being Transgender Is No Longer Considered A Mental Disorder By World Health Or...
The World Health Organization will no longer classify being transgender as a mental health disorder, the public health agency announced Monday . Transgender and genderqueer identities, which WHO refers to as gender incongruence, are in a section about sexual health conditions in a newly updated version of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems ICD . WHO, which is part of the United Nations, calls the ICD a bedr ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Jun 20
8 Sneaky Signs Anxiety Is Taking Over Your Life
Considering that your life is a massive pile of stress we feel you , it s easy to shrug off perpetual angst as nothing more than run-of-the-mill worrying but downplaying your feelings might mean you end up ignoring clues that a more serious anxiety issue is at play. The earliest signs of an anxiety disorder are really easy to miss, mainly because there s no big event that brings our attention to our reactions think being hyperorganized or skipping a party ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Jun 20
17 Comments People With Depression Dread Hearing
17 Comments People With Depression Dread Hearing was originally published on The Mighty By Juliette Virzi If you live with depression , you might be used to the insensitive or ignorant comments people can make about it. You may even have a list of things you dread hearing. Have you tried drinking green tea Maybe you should consider exercising more. You need to focus on the positive. And while these kinds of comments usually come from a place of good intent ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Jun 20
Suicide Prevention Resources For Those In Crisis
The world lost two beloved people this week with the tragic deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade . Bourdain, restaurateur and host of CNN s Parts Unknown, died in a hotel in Kaysersberg, France, at age 61. Just three days earlier, 55-year-old Spade, known for her modern handbags and womenswear, was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment in New York City. Bourdain and Spade both reportedly died by suicide, sadly illustr ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Jun 11
Too Many Men Are Dying By Suicide
Another week, we might be discussing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention s alarming new suicide report in abstract terms. The CDC announced Thursday that suicide rates increased in all but one U.S. state from 1999 to 2016, and they rose by more than 30 percent in 25 of those states. The report also noted that nearly 45,000 Americans died of suicide in 2016, which, for perspective, is more people than Chicago s Wrigley Field can hold during a sol ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Jun 11
14 'Harmless' Comments People Said That Were Actually Psychologically Damaging
14 Harmless Comments People Said That Were Actually Psychologically Damaging was published on The Mighty by Juliette Virzi. We ve all heard hurtful or invalidating comments at some point in our lives. If you live with a mental illness , you might be especially familiar with some seemingly harmless, but actually invalidating things people can say to those struggling. Sometimes these harmless comments come in the form of a question. Have you taken your meds ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Jun 11
Pete Davidson Says His Mental Illness Doesn't Ruin Romance
Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson isn t laughing. He offered up a hearty f k you on Thursday to critics who questioned his ability to maintain a romance because of his borderline personality disorder . The comic s clap-back arrived amid reports that he is dating singer Ariana Grande . Davidson, 24, disclosed last year that he was diagnosed with BPD , which the Mayo Clinic reports can generate a pattern of unstable intense relationships , distorted ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Jun 1
Is Mental Illness Hereditary?
Each year, nearly 1 in 5 American adults experiences a mental illness, with half of all lifetime cases beginning by age 14 and 75 percent developing by 24, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. And for those who have a known family history of mental health issues, this may lead to the question What are my chances of developing a condition But the answer isn t as simple as you might think. Here s what you should know about genetics and other ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Jun 1
17 Tweets You Need To Read ASAP If You Have Anxiety
An estimated 40 million Americans are living with an anxiety disorder. Not only does the condition cause physical issues think headaches, nausea and shortness of breath , it can also lead to emotional symptoms . Anxious thoughts like, everyone hates me, I m so stupid or I m not good enough are just par for the course. Words of encouragement and jokes certainly aren t a cure when it comes to this type of thinking or anxiety in general, but they can help som ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Jun 1
Sleep-wake disruption strongly linked to mood disorders
After analyzing day and night patterns of activity and rest in more than 90,000 United Kingdom residents, researchers have found a strong link between disrupted sleep-wake cycles and higher risk of mood disorders, such as bipolar and depression, and poorer well-being.
Medical News Today - Fri. Jun 1
12 PMDD natural treatment options
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a type of premenstrual syndrome. It causes irritability, anxiety, and fatigue. Medications are available to treat the disorder, but some people may prefer to try natural treatments first to reduce stress, enhance relaxation, and alleviate symptoms.
Medical News Today - Fri. Jun 1
Insomnia is a likely long-term side effect of stroke
Stroke patients experience sustained problems with insomnia potentially reducing their ability to relearn key skills and putting them at increased risk of depression, a new study in the journal Scientific Reports finds. In the first study of its kind, researchers from the University of Surrey, University of Freiburg, Germany, and the University of Bern, Switzerland, conducted an in depth sleep laboratory experiment to compare the brain signals of patients ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
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