mental health

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April 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Suicide is one of the most devastating events that can happen to a family. Victims often gives no reason why they took such a dramatic step and loved...
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David Madden
April 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) - A new law in New Jersey requires insurers to cover treatment for mental health problems on the same level as a physical ailment. There are already laws on the books, both state and federal requiring equal treatment, but it’s left to state to enforce them. In New Jersey...
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April 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Where you live could have a direct impact on whether or not you have psychological stress, researchers say. Being exposed to shrubbery and grasses can...
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April 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Did your mother or father play favorites? Do you think you were a favorite or do you think you were not treated as well as your siblings by your...
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Dreamstime
April 01, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Studies have shown that in the course of a lifetime, one out of eight people will experience depression. According to a new report published in The Journal...
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Dreamstime
March 12, 2019 - 3:30 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There are numerous disorders that impact the brain — everything from depression and anxiety to epilepsy. One of the frustrating elements with brain-based...
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Suzanne Monaghan
March 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
MALVERN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental health disorder in which a person is preoccupied on a real or perceived flaw in appearance. BDD, which is considered an obsessive compulsive disorder, affects both women and men and usually begins during the teen years. "The...
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Depression
March 05, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is a growing amount of young people who have been diagnosed with depression. Some argue whether these are new cases of depression or quite simply...
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John Mayer
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March 01, 2019 - 6:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — John Mayer is launching a foundation focused on improving the health of veterans through scientific research. The Grammy-winning singer on Friday announced The Heart and Armor Foundation, which plans to focus on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and meeting the emerging...
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Dreamstime
March 01, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A major non-medical study is having an impact in the medical world. The study came from a survey of more than 1,300 people that showed more than three out...
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