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Individuals with anxiety perceive
04-18-16 Category: Anxiety, Anxiety Treatment, Mental Health

According to a study published last month in the scientific journal Current Biology, individuals with anxiety literally perceive the world differently than people without anxiety. These altered perceptions aren’t only visible in people’s behavior — they’re also visible in their brains. The study Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science, and the Jerusalem Mental Health […]


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Hiking benefits mental health

The interconnectedness of mind, body and soul is a universal truth, yet a truth that is often lost in today’s compartmentalized society. Hiking is an easy way to reconnect all aspects of the self with nature, and doing so simply feels good. Scientists have discovered ways to explain exactly how and why hiking feels so […]


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FDA issues a ‘call to action opioids
04-12-16 Category: Addiction Treatment, Substance Abuse

Four years ago, 82.5 opioid prescriptions were written for every 100 persons in the United States, according to a database analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One year later, the Food and Drug Administration officials stated that they were “extremely concerned” about the opioid epidemic in the U.S. Overdose deaths related […]


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Sacramento area death toll from fentanyl overdoses

So far, a reported 48 people have become severely ill and 10 people have died in the Sacramento area after taking what toxicology reports describe as a fentanyl pill made to look like prescription painkiller Norco. Casey Rettig, a San Francisco-based special agent with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, said dozens of investigators are working to find the […]


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schizophrenia and shortened brain folds
04-11-16 Category: Mental Health, Treatment

Schizophrenia is characterized by active psychosis and the hallmark sign is auditory hallucinations and delusions, which are false ideas or beliefs. There are many different underlying proposed mechanisms for schizophrenia, and the anatomical brain structure difference is one of them. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and other imaging studies have shown that individuals with schizophrenia […]


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apps for tracking
04-08-16 Category: Recovery

Say you’d like to pick up a new habit. Maybe you don’t exercise as much as you’d like, or maybe you want to finally get around to writing that novel. Goal tracking — or recording your goals and regularly reporting on your progress — is one way to accomplish these tasks. Goal tracking can be […]


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Alcohol Awareness Month
04-07-16 Category: Substance Abuse, Treatment

National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) takes place on the first Thursday in April. The first NASD took place in 1999. It is the brainchild of the National Institutes of Health. The first NASD attracted over 50,000 people at 1,500 screening locations across the country. According to Screening for Mental Health, one of the promoters, the […]


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04-07-16 Category: Mental Health, Treatment

Psychotropic medications affect the mind and are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the U.S. today. Classes of psychotropic drugs include antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers/antimanics, stimulants and anti-anxiety agents. According to the World Health Organization, 15 to 23 percent of Americans were taking antidepressants as of 2010. Up-to-date data on how many Americans […]


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abuse trends in the U.S
04-06-16 Category: Substance Abuse

The United States claims less than 5 percent of the world’s population. Yet, it consumes 80 percent of the global supply of opioid drugs. Research has placed U.S. at the top of most lists assessing substance abuse. Americans emerged to be more likely than any other nation to take opiates, at 61 per 1,000 adults. […]


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Duchenne muscular dystrophy
04-06-16 Category: Behavioral Health

Variations in our genes are responsible for all of our traits and characteristics that make us unique — whether we have blond hair, blue eyes, or light or dark skin is largely dependent on our genes. Some genetic changes may also be responsible for increasing our susceptibility to certain types of mental illnesses such as […]

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