March 2016 - Sovereign Health Group

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despair women
03-31-16 Category: Mental Health

Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton  recently reported a disturbing trend in mortality rates among white Americans. Rather than continuing to go down, death rates are now going up, and alcohol overdoses, suicide and chronic liver disease including cirrhosis are the main reasons why. Specifically, Case and Deaton highlighted how 45- to 54-year-old whites, whose […]

police violence encounters
03-30-16 Category: Mental Health

Quintonio LeGrier’s father called 911 to protect himself from his deranged son. When the police arrived, they found the 19-year-old LeGrier swinging a baseball bat, and one of the officers opened fire. LeGrier was killed. This was not the first interaction the police had had with LeGrier. After all, people battling a mental illness often […]

drug shortages
03-30-16 Category: Substance Abuse

Each year, there are almost 45 emergency room visits per 100 people in the United States. Americans rely on emergency rooms as their health care safety net, to be used in the direst of medical circumstances. However, a new study published in Academic Emergency Medicine shows that drug shortages in emergency rooms across the U.S. […]

Team based treatment for psychosis
03-29-16 Category: Mental Health, Treatment

According to a recent study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and published in the scientific journal Schizophrenia Bulletin, team-based treatment for individuals with psychosis is more cost-effective — and more useful — than typical psychiatric treatment. The study The research study was led by Robert Rosenheck, M.D., a professor of psychiatry […]

prescription opioids increases risk of depression
03-28-16 Category: Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Opioids like morphine (or heroin) might make you feel happy in the short-term, but according to a recent study published in the scientific journal Annals of Family Medicine, long-term use of these drugs may increase the risk of developing depression. The study The study was led by Jeffrey F. Scherrer, Ph.D., an associate professor at […]

03-24-16 Category: Mental Health

We live in a society built on virtue. We strive to do good unto others by being honest and portraying altruism. As children, we are told not to lie, cheat or steal, so what causes people to stray from these morals? Is it an impulse, a subconscious decision or logic? Almost everyone can agree that […]

environmental influences
03-23-16 Category: Health and Wellness, Recovery

Imagine going to the doctor’s office and being told that your genes make you more likely to develop particular types of illness and disease later in life — would you want to have the ability to turn off these genes? Gene variations are responsible for giving us all of our unique personality traits and characteristics […]

03-22-16 Category: Mental Health

While antidepressant use continues to skyrocket across the United States, only a fraction of those using these drugs achieve remission of symptoms, even after trying several different medications. Even when remission is achieved, medications can lose their effectiveness over time. Patients struggle for months or years with ongoing symptoms and added side effects as their […]

music therapy
03-18-16 Category: Therapy, Treatment

Music is good for the soul. Whether it is country, pop, reggae, hip-hop or rock ’n’ roll, we all find inner peace and comfort when listening to our favorite song. The music industry is a billion dollar industry for a reason; it not only serves as entertainment but it helps people recover from mental, physical […]

sober on St. Patrick’s Day
03-17-16 Category: Recovery, Substance Abuse

St. Patrick’s Day can be a nightmare for a person in recovery. Green beer, public intoxication and rowdy parades can make it tempting to stay indoors or worse — relapse. The best way to deal with St. Patrick’s Day is to be prepared with alternate plans. (It also doesn’t hurt to have your sponsor’s phone […]

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