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Mental Health


Yoga May Help Boost Mental Health

4/16/2013 12:27 pm
Posted by Dr. Ann Conn

The review of over 100 studied by Dr. Murali Doraiswamy of Duke University revealed that yoga is effective in coping with anxiety, depression and stress.  Of the studies reviewed for his article in, Frontiers in Affective Disorders and Psychosomatic Research, 16 …


Silver Linings Playbook & Mental Health

2/6/2013 12:31 pm
Posted by Dr. Ann Conn

David O. Russell, the director of Silver Linings Playbook, was recently interviewed on the Today Show.  He discussed his son Matthew’s struggle with a mood disorder and how it informed his choices making this movie.  Mr. Russell described a healing  understanding with …


Brain Trauma & Suicide in Junior Seau

1/11/2013 12:19 pm
Posted by Dr. Ann Conn

Multiple news sources this week reported on the autopsy of Junior Seau, the football player who died of suicide last year.  The Seau’s family donate his brain to the National Institute of Health for study of traumatic brain injury.  They …