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The correlation between heart disease and depression highlights
how physical and mental health are so closely linked. Medication,
therapy, and exercise are all important aspects of treatment.
Researchers are investigating possible links between certain food
additives (such as dyes and preservatives) and incidence of
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.
In addition to the stress of caring for a relative or friend with
a brain illness, caregivers are at greater risk of developing
anxiety, depression, a chronic illness, or of premature death.
Information, support, and respite care can ease the burden.
Research into the genetic origins of schizophrenia and bipolar
disorder suggests that, while distinct, the two mental illnesses
are more alike than different.
Stress affects the brain's ability to shift attention, think
creatively, and solve problems, but if the stress is alleviated,
the effects are unlikely to linger.
If I have obsessions or compulsions, does that mean I have