Association with man’s best friend can provide a previously unknown benefit. Sheppard Pratt Health System, in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, recently completed a study that suggests being around pet dogs from an early age lessens one’s chance of developing schizophrenia as an adult.
Living with a pet dog in childhood may be linked to a reduced risk of schizophrenia in adulthood. Researchers studied adult patients at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore, 396 with schizophrenia and 381 with bipolar disorder.
While holidays are often a festive time, the celebrations also pose a risk to recovery from substance abuse. Michael Young, MD, service chief of The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt, discusses the heightened chance of substance abuse during the holiday season and treatment ideas.
The psychiatric illness with the highest mortality rate is persistently misunderstood.
Still searching for gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season? You’re definitely not alone. Here are some ideas for gifts that can help your friends and family tackle stress.
If you are the type of person that tends to shy away from holiday gatherings and has a difficult time with all of the holiday cheer, you are not alone. While all signs point to “gather and be joyful,” it is OK if your mood is more “Frosty the Snowman” than “Merry and Bright.”
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