MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE

Marriage and divorce are both common experiences. In Western cultures, more than 90 percent of people marry by age 50. Healthy marriages are good for couples’ mental and physical health. They are also good for children; growing up in a happy home protects children from mental, physical, educational and social problems. However, about 40 to.. read more →

Mental Health Parity

The vast majority of Americans are unfamiliar with new benefits created by the federal mental health parity law, according to a new survey conducted by the American Psychological Association.  The poll found that 89 percent of those surveyed were not familiar with the law, which was passed in 2008 and mandated equal coverage for mental.. read more →

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The recent tragedy in Arizona brings into focus the massive problems that can exist for someone with a brain-related injury or illness  and for their family.  After suffering a brain injury extensive treatment and rehabilitation is often required.  Brain-based problems is one of the “silent epidemics” in our country. Traumatic brain injury and other neurological.. read more →

How is Depression Detected and Treated?

Depression, even the most severe cases, is a highly treatable disorder. As with many illnesses, the earlier that treatment can begin, the more effective it is and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented. The first step to getting appropriate treatment is to visit a doctor. Certain medications, and some medical conditions such.. read more →

What Causes Depression?

What causes depression? There is no single known cause of depression. Rather, it likely results from a combination of genetic, biochemical, environmental, and psychological factors. Research indicates that depressive illnesses are disorders of the brain. Brain-imaging technologies, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), have shown that the brains of people who have depression look different.. read more →