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  • Diabulimia: A dangerous eating disorder that complicates diabetes

    Posted on: 09-15-2016 Category: Eating Disorders, Health, Mental Health
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    eating disorder that complicates diabetes

    Insulin is a hormone released by the pancreas that regulates the amount of glucose (blood sugar) in the bloodstream and helps the body store excess blood sugar for energy. Normal insulin production allows blood sugar to enter tissues and be used as energy; without it, glucose builds up in the bloodstream because it cannot enter…

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  • Kratom may be an alternative therapy to painkillers, though not without risks

    Posted on: 09-13-2016 Category: Addiction, Therapy, Treatment
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    Kratom therapy to painkillers

    Kratom is an herbal medicine that comes from a tropical tree indigenous to Southeast Asia, where it is widely known as “nature’s Vicodin.” In the United States, it has become increasingly available and used for its stimulant, analgesic and opioid-like effects for the self-treatment of opioid withdrawal symptoms and cravings, chronic pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety…

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  • Workaholics’ problems go deeper than stress

    Posted on: 09-12-2016 Category: ADHD, Mental Health, Stress
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    Workaholics’ problems

    It might be the one truly acceptable addiction. In the workplace, an alcoholic’s the one with a problem. They show up late, they look disheveled, there are rumors about their breath, about bottles found in the restroom trash, about behaviors at an office party. A workaholic? They might not be fun to be around, but…

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  • 7 types of cancer caused by alcohol

    Posted on: 09-09-2016 Category: Health and Wellness, Research, Substance Abuse
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    cancer caused by alcohol

    The oropharynx – between the mouth and the throat The larynx and the esophagus – two sections of the throat The liver The colon The rectum – at the base of the colon The female breast These seven areas can develop cancer with definitive causality from drinking alcohol, according to the University of Otago in…

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  • New transcranial stimulation device may help ease depression

    Posted on: 09-08-2016 Category: Depression rehab, Research, Treatment
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    emerging treatment for depression

    Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an emerging treatment for depression and other mental issues. The method works by placing an electromagnetic coil next to the scalp. The coil delivers a magnetic pulse, stimulating the nerve cells in the region of the brain involved with regulating emotions and mood. Recently, Fisher Wallace Laboratories introduced a wearable…

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  • New report gives first responders new trauma tools

    Posted on: 08-30-2016 Category: Advocacy, Anxiety Treatment, Trauma
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    Mental Health Programs For Cops

    Orlando: 50 dead. Virginia Tech: 32 dead. Sandy Hook: 27 dead. Mass casualty incidents (MCIs) involve everyone in some way. Fortunately, most of us experience them via the 24-hour news cycle of cable news or the internet. We’re spared the horror of actually being present for a mass shooting or a bombing. However, the trauma…

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  • For African-Americans, mental health often goes untreated

    Posted on: 08-29-2016 Category: Depression rehab, Mental Health, Treatment
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    Depression rehab

    Depression’s easy to write off. The word sure gets tossed around a lot. Bad day at work? Depressing. Saw a sad movie? Depressing. Cloudy weather? Depressing! But depression is much more serious than a passing bad mood. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) estimates nearly 15 million American are affected by major depressive disorder…

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  • Opioid treatments are not being used to their full potential

    Posted on: 08-26-2016 Category: Research, Substance Abuse, Treatment
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    Opioid treatments

    The opioid epidemic is a top killer in the United States, costing more people their lives than automobile accidents. The Unites States is the leading country in opioid addiction in the world. About 80 percent of the world’s opioid supply is consumed in the United States. It is difficult to read or watch the news…

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  • Is schizophrenia caused by a virus?

    Posted on: 08-26-2016 Category: Mental Health, Research, Schizophrenia
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    schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a complex, chronic mental illness that distorts thoughts, emotions and behavior. Hearing voices, seeing things that aren’t there, having false beliefs and speaking in a disorganized way are common manifestations of schizophrenia. Other symptoms include difficulty concentrating, poor memory, flat affect, apathy and trouble completing tasks. Schizophrenia affects approximately 1 percent of the…

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  • Different types of alcoholics have different types of brains

    Posted on: 08-26-2016 Category: Alcoholism, Research, Substance Abuse
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    mortem brain tissue of alcoholics

    People who drink to “chill out” may have structurally different brains from those who drink to “catch a buzz.” A fascinating study recently conducted at the University of Eastern Finland examined the post-mortem brain tissue of alcoholics. The brains were divided based on their Cloninger’s typology, and the results may help in the creation of…

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