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The Frightening Link Between Beef Jerky and Bipolar Mania

In humans and rats, eating cured meats might induce manic episodes. For people with bipolar disorder, manic episodes can be euphoric, but they can also be terrifying. In the throes of mania, some people feel like they are superhuman. They start new projects and stay...

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NAMI Mourns Fred Frese, Mental Health Champion

7/17/2018 It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that NAMI learned Fred Frese of Hudson, Ohio passed away last night. In recent months, Fred had been in failing health—a devastating demonstration of the toll medical co-morbidities can have on those with mental...

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How Green Spaces May Be Key to Slashing Schizophrenia

Anyone who’s grown up in the country can attest to the soothing power of nature. Clean air, greenery, peace and quiet … those are only some of the many benefits of rural living. Even suburban cul-de-sacs and man-made ponds can be places to clear one’s head and enjoy a...

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A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t. For Markus Heilig, the years of dead ends were starting to grate. A seasoned psychiatrist, Heilig joined the National...

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Judaism and Mental Illness

There is a ritual that occurs during the Torah service, usually in between the third and fourth Aliyah. You might notice that the rabbis recite a misheberach, a special prayer for those in need of healing. The list contains many names, adults and children, those...

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