Mental health disorders, sometimes referred to as illnesses, affect the thoughts, moods and behaviors of those impacted. Although there is no clear link between genetics and the likelihood of having a mental health disorder, lifestyle factors such as diet and an individual’s activity can influence the onset of depression, anxiety and other conditions. Mental […]

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Although sometimes used interchangeably, “behavioral health” and “mental health” are distinct terms. Behavioral health encompasses mental health. That is, mental health is a component of the former. It describes the connection between behaviors and an individual’s overall health. Behavioral health examines how actions such as drinking, drug use, eating habits or exercising impact both physical […]

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Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental illnesses in the U.S. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, they affect 40 million adults every year. “Anxiety” includes a host of specific disorders, including: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) Panic disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Social anxiety disorder And it’s not uncommon […]

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