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Dementia Test: Sorting Out Options

Dementia Test: Sorting Out Options

What is dementia? The word refers to a mental decline in two or more core areas of brain function—including memory, judgment, communication, or language—that interferes with a person’s ability to function in daily life. Dementia can be caused by a number of different diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to

2. Types of Depression

Depression is a complex condition that comes in many forms. In order to help tease apart the different ways depression can manifest and help clinicians choose the right treatments, the condition is classified into several different types. The two main types are known as major depressive disorder (also called clinical

Mental Health Care With Medicare: What You Need to Know

For people seeking mental health care under Medicare, this year has brought welcome news. Beginning January 1, 2014, levels of reimbursement for psychological counseling, addiction services, and other forms of mental health care have been increased. With some exceptions, coverage now includes the cost of hospitalization for mental problems and

Keep in Mind Other Causes of Depression

Blood pressure? Check.
Heart rate? Check.
Depression screening?
The next time you see your primary care physician, don’t be surprised if he or she asks about your mood. Depression is one of the leading causes of disability, and new guidelines released in January by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommend that

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