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New Study Shows that 20% of Patients Who Recover from COVID19 Are Diagnosed with Mental Illness Within 90 Days

In a new study published Monday in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, researchers followed 62,354 patients who contracted the coronavirus between January 20, 2020 and August 1, 2020.The analysis was conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford, using electronic health records for 69.8 million patients in the United States – including more than 62,000 patients […]

Voices of Mental Illness: What People with Mental Illness Want You to Know

This year Mental Illness Awareness Weeks runs from October 4th through October 10th. The theme of this year’s Mental Illness Awareness Week is “What People with Mental Illness Want You to Know.” Throughout the week, Kantor & Kantor will be sharing and highlighting different voices of people affected by mental illness (patients, family members, medical […]

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating disorders are real, complex, bio-psycho-social diseases that can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships. They’re not fads, phases, or lifestyle choices.According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), one person dies from an eating disorder every 62 minutes — eating disorders are the most deadly mental illness. Approximately […]

When Clean Eating Goes Too Far

In 1997, Dr. Steven Bratman coined the term orthorexia to help his patients realize that instead of being healthy, their eating habits were disordered. Then in 2004, Dr. Bratman expanded his theory of orthorexia in his book, Health Food Junkies. Dr. Bratman created a self-test for orthorexia, which has spurred other diagnostic tools but has […]

Risk Factors for Eating Disorders

According to the National Eating Disorders Collaboration, eating disorders can develop among people with a combination of psychological, social and genetic factors. Some of the risk factors for eating disorders are:Low self-esteem, or perfectionism.Overvaluing body image in defining self-worth.Stress, depression and trauma.Avoidance of social interaction.Involvement in a sport that emphasizes body shape.Troubled family or personal […]

Senate SERVE ACT Introduced Increasing Identification of Mental Illness & Eating Disorders Treatment Access for Military Members & Families

On October 23, 2019, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally (R-AZ), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation to expand eating disorder treatment access for U.S. service members, veterans and their dependents.Studies have found that 16 percent of female veterans have or have had an eating disorder and 20 […]