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Depression Boosts Risks for Heart Failure Patients

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has found that heart failure patients whose depression gets worse over time do not fare as well as…

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Divorce May Trigger Suicidal Thoughts Even Years Later

University of Toronto investigators have found that adults who were children when their parents divorced are more likely to consider suicide than adults whose parents never divorced. The study showed…

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Optimism May Help Fight Depression in Teens

Researchers have found that the most optimistic teens may be less likely to be depressed, to use heavy drugs, or to demonstrate bad behavior than their peers. But the researchers…

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Adult ADHD Often Precedes Certain Type of Dementia

Adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a more than threefold increased risk of developing a common form of degenerative dementia called dementia with lewy bodies (DLB), a new study…

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Army to implement new mental health screening procedures

The U.S. Army hopes it can do a better job of preventing mental health problems in the ranks with more aggressive screening of troops -- before they ship out to…

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Autism: Lifelong Solitary Confinement?

As Julian Assange - heaven thanks- was released from prison last week, he spoke about his nine day stay in solitary confinement. People with autism can be seen as potential…

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Featured Services

Adult Protective Services

Each county has an APS agency to help elder adults (65 years and older) and dependent adults (18-64 who are disabled), when these adults are unable to meet their own needs, or are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation.
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Department Of Public Social Services

The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) serves an ethnically and culturally diverse community through programs designed to both alleviate hardship and promote health, personal responsibility, and economic independence.
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Exceptional Childrens Foundation

Over 60 years ago, several parents, driven by a powerful vision and their love for their children who were born with developmental disabilities, forged the creation of ECF. These parents knew with the right mission, ECF would stand the test of time and attract caring, service-oriented people who would improve lives and strengthen communities for decades to come.
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Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center Department Of Dentistry

Dentists at Rancho Los Amigos are specifically trained in providing specialized dental treatment for people with physical or developmental disabilities, or those with chronic, severe medical problems.
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Regional Centers

Regional centers are nonprofit private corporations that contract with the Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities.
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Popular Topics

Bipolar Disorder

Sometimes referred to as "manic-depressant disorder," bipolar disorder is marked by extreme mood swings ranging from periods of intense mania followed by or preceded by a period of intense depression. These severe mood shifts generally…
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Depression

Major depressive disorder is sometimes referred to as clinical depression, major depression or unipolar disorder. This mental illness causes loss of interest in pleasing activities and daily routine, due to a very low swing in…
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Anxiety

Generalized anxiety disorder causes excessive and unrealistic worry, panic or feelings of tension at times when there is little or nothing to cause these feelings. This anxiety becomes uncontrollable, even…
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Autism

Autism is a serious developmental disorder that appears in early childhood, generally by or before the age of three. Regardless the severity of the symptoms, autism affects a child's ability to interact with others and…
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Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy describes a group of chronic conditions that adversely affect muscle coordination and bodily movements. These conditions are not caused by problems with muscles or nerves themselves, but rather a disability to portions of…
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