Substance Abuse, Addiction Take Heavy Toll on Military Families

If you’re in a military family, you’re keenly aware of the cost of your family member’s service to the country. You may find yourself living on a military base, far away from other family and close friends. You may find yourself charged with the sole care, feeding and nurturing of your children, from infants to…

Women 40 Percent More Likely to Develop Mental Illness, Study Finds

Researchers from Oxford University in England carefully compared and analyzed data collected in 12 large-scale epidemiological studies on mental illness carried out in the United States, England, Australia, New Zealand and Europe from the 1990s through the 2000s. Led by Oxford clinical psychologist Daniel Freeman, this team of medical scientists sought confirmation for the widely…

Treating Bipolar I Disorder

Bipolar I disorder is a very serious psychiatric disorder.  If left untreated, it can result in disastrous consequences, tearing families apart and destroying lives in many ways.  For most people who are diagnosed with it, bipolar I disorder is a lifelong condition that requires ongoing treatment.  Currently, there is no cure for this complex, challenging…