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“Study: Schizophrenia is 8 diseases”

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This September 16, 2014 article found on the Pittsburgh Action News 4 website, talks about ongoing genetic research that seems to show that Schizophrenia may actually be 8 different diseases caused by different genetic defects.

An overview of the structure of DNA.

An overview of the structure of DNA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Is exercise one of the missing links to mental wellness?”

 

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Buchenwald Ohrdruf Survivors 45049 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This April 2, 2014 Philadelphia Daily News article found on the Philly.com website talks about not just the role that exercise can play in helping to reduce stress, but also includes some information about studies that have shown that there is an increased risk of PTSD among the children and grand children of Holocaust Survivors regardless of the amount of stress they are exposed to.  The thinking is that this observation may also hold true for the mental health of people in the African-American Community who are descendants of slaves.

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“Mental illness ’caused by chemistry'”

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This May 17, 2013 piece on the BBC News: Science and Environment website offers a look at some of the  breakthroughs and controversy surrounding science’s look at genetic patterns to understand mental illness.

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