November 2017 - Sovereign Health Group

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11-30-17 Category: Uncategorized

Although both bipolar disorder and chronic depression have multiple similarities, they also have some key differences. Plagued by extreme sadness or profound emptiness, depression can make even the most cheerful person feel hopeless and restless, taking away his zeal for life. Whereas, people suffering from bipolar disorder are known to oscillate between manic episodes and […]

11-29-17 Category: Eating Disorders

Magazines, television shows and social media platforms often glorify an ideal body image, which has impacted society negatively. The flamboyant pictures of skinny models with perfectly sculpted bodies affect the self-worth and confidence levels of many Americans, especially teenagers and young adults. These vulnerable individuals tend to view such images as benchmarks that define beauty, […]

Gracie Gold backs out from US championships over poor mental health
11-27-17 Category: Mental Health

Citing her mental health problems, two-time U.S. figure skating champion Gracie Gold announced on Nov. 17, 2017, that she would not participate in the 2018 championships to be held in San Jose, California. The winner of the 2014 and 2016 championships said she was currently seeking professional treatment for an eating disorder, besides anxiety and […]

Boosting brain activity could help fight worsening anxiety, finds study
11-27-17 Category: Anxiety

Increasing activity involving thinking and reasoning in brain areas could act as a buffer, shielding individuals from a deteriorating condition of anxiety, suggested a recent study by the Duke University. According to the study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex in November 2017, individuals can fight their vulnerability to anxiety and depression if they have […]

Energy drinks may cause anxiety, says study
11-24-17 Category: Anxiety

Consuming energy drinks with the hope of an instant boost could affect an individual’s physical as well as mental health, suggests a study, published recently in the journal Frontiers in Public Health. Examining the currently available scientific evidence about the damage caused by energy drinks, the researchers concluded that one of the major mental health […]

Can alcohol serve as a gateway drug?
11-24-17 Category: Alcohol

People abusing alcohol never see addiction coming. The malaise creeps up on them after a few bouts of indulgence. While leisure drinking can make some people hooked on alcohol, others may get caught unawares in the seductive glitz of trendy alcoholic beverages. Depending on one’s personal tolerance levels, it could take some days to a […]

Amazonian psychedelic drug can treat depression and alcoholism, finds study
11-22-17 Category: Depression

Ayahuasca, a powerful plant-based psychedelic potion brewed by indigenous South American tribes in the Amazonian region, could be the key to treating alcoholism and depression, suggests a recent study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Exeter and the University College London (UCL). The study findings were published online in the journal […]

11-20-17 Category: Uncategorized

The Trump administration has finalized a new regulation, mandating opioid testing for certain transportation workers, including air traffic controllers, pilots, railroad engineers and truck drivers. According to a release issued by the Department of Transportation (DOT) on Nov. 13, 2017, the department has expanded its current drug testing panel to include certain semi-synthetic opioids like […]

11-17-17 Category: Mental Health

The passage of GOP tax bill in the Senate appeared in trouble on Nov. 15, 2017, after a few moderate Republican senators opposed the legislation, which critics said could damage the health care system in the United States. According to a Congressional Budget Office estimate, the bill is designed to effectively repeal the Obamacare individual […]

DEA targets traffickers of illegal fentanyl analogues
11-16-17 Category: Drug Abuse

The United States Department of Justice on Nov. 9, 2017, said that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) would toughen its stance on illicit fentanyl analogues by classifying illegal versions of the synthetic opioid along with heroin. The move will make it easier for the criminal prosecution of traffickers accused of possessing, distributing or producing illicit […]

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