Mental Health Association


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Men·tal Health As·so·ci·a·tion

(MHA) (men'tăl helth ōr'găn-ī-zā'shŭn)
A state affiliate of the National Mental Health Association, the oldest and largest nonprofit organization in the United States; purpose is to address all issues related to mental health and mental illness. Goals are achieved through education, advocacy, research, and service, with initiatives such as support groups, housing services, and socialization.

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Q. is there ususlly strange feelings associated with seizures? I am 30 years and i have just been diagnosed with absence seizures. There are some strange feeing that i cannot identify as fear or fustration or anxiety or depression or sadness associated with this new illness. Is it normal? Can it be identified? How can i get rid of all the conditions associated with this disease as well as the absence seizure itself?

A. any affect that the seizures have on your personality (mood change and such)can go away if the condition will be treated. treating epilepsy seizures require first of all a good neurologist. he will help you the treatment that will suite you the most. there are more then one line of treatments in epilepsy.

Q. In what way the brain fog symptom associated with fibromyalgia? In what way the brain fog symptom associated with fibromyalgia? What are the other symptoms of fibromyalgia?

A. memory loss is also associated with Fibromyalgia...lack of concentration and you just feel like you are in a fog...can't remember....can't think. Our standing joke at my house is "I am in the "fog" today. The one thing my doctor ALWAYS reminds me of fibro affects people differently, remember you may not have all the sympoms or you may have ones others don't but fibromyalgia is widespread pain that has lasted 3 months or more, it is pain of the fibrous tissue - ligiments, tendons and muscles. You feel stiff and achy all over. There are trigger points such as neck, shoulders, spine and hips. Chronic fatigue taht is possibly related to the disturbed sleep patterns. Most suffers I have talked to have restless leg syndrome and headaches. Irritable bowl is associated but on that one I am lucky I haven't had the problem but have had swolling problems and vision problems...I hope this helps. Good Luck!

Q. WHAT ARE SOME EYE DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH ALLZHEIMERS POTAAQU? MY MOTHERS BRAIN DOES NOT TELL HER EYES WHAT IT IS SHE IS LOOKING AT? THE DOCTORS DIAGNOSED HER WITH ALLZHEIMERS FIRST AND REALLY DON'T KNOW FOR SURE IF IT IS CAUSED BY ALLZHEIMERS OR IF THE EYE DISORDER IS HER MAIN PROBLEM WITH MEMORY.

A. Sight problems can generally be divided into two broad categories - problems with the eyes (i.e. problems with converting the rays of light to electrical impulses, actually seeing) and problems with the brain (i.e. problems with interpreting what we actually see). If you suspect she has a problem with seeing, it may be worth to consult an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) - they can usually check if the eye functions well, even if the patient doesn't fully cooperate.

If the eyes are found to be OK, than problems with the brain are usually addressed by a neurologist (nerves and brain doctor), although it's not sure a problem in this level is treatable.

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Raleigh, NC, January 18, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Communication Matters, the Hillsborough, North Carolina-based strategic marketing company, has designed and supported the launch of a new core website for Mental Health America of the Triangle (MHAT), the private non-profit formerly know as the Mental Health Association of Orange County.
Kognito Interactive and the Mental Health Association of New York City have developed At-Risk, a web-based training simulation in which faculty and staff can actively learn how to recognize students who might be suffering from mental distress.
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