Mental Health

Mental health is the successful performance of mental function, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with other people, and providing the ability to adapt to change and cope with adversity. 

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Why people forget Many people forget for one of three reasons: 1. They do not grasp the information to begin with. 2. They had it, but they lost it. 3. They have it, but they cannot find it. These mistakes reflect a failure in one of the three st... Read Full Answer
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Hearing loss increases the risk of dementia Individuals with moderate to severe hearing loss are up to 5 times as likely to develop dementia. The risk of developing dementia doubles for older adults with mild hearing loss, and triples for those w... Read Full Answer
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Erectile dysfunction (ED) refers to the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for intercourse.  Having erection trouble from time to time may not always be a cause for concern. If ED is an ongoing issue, it can cause stress, affec... Read Full Answer
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Venlafaxine, formerly sold as Effexor, is a prescription drug used to treat depression, anxiety, social phobia, and panic disorder. In Singapore, Effexor XR and generic venlafaxine are available. Venlafaxine belongs to the class of antidepressan... Read Full Answer
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Problem drinking that becomes severe is given the medical diagnosis of “alcohol use disorder” or AUD. AUD is a chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by: compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and a ne... Read Full Answer
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When someone enters a state of mind that does not connect with reality, he may develop psychosis. Two core features of psychosis are hallucinations and delusions. Hallucinations occur when the senses perceive something that is not real and can co... Read Full Answer
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One’s body will react differently to stress, depending on the level of stress and his ability to cope. When a person is under stress, some of his behaviours, especially those pertaining to diet and exercise, may have an impact on his weight.... Read Full Answer
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Zoloft is the brand name of sertraline, an antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorders. It is in a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). They work by controlling levels of serotonin (a neuro... Read Full Answer
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Insomnia has numerous, often concurrent causes, including medical conditions, medications, psychiatric disorders and poor sleep hygiene. Poor sleep among inpatients has multiple causes, including underlying illness(es), diagnostic and therapeutic... Read Full Answer