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Millennials more likely than other groups to seek treatment for addiction, says study
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Generation Y is known for its obsession with technology and themselves and is generally derided as narcissistic. The go-getters often push themselves toward a wide range of challenges, causing a great deal of stress and anxiety. Moreover, growing up at a time when the nation was flooded with prescription opioids, millennials always ran the risk […]

Feds freeze national registry for addiction and mental health programs

Federal health officials have frozen the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) housed within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The registry was launched in 1997 to provide a robust database containing hundreds of professional mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs already examined and validated by an independent […]

Striving for perfection can take toll on mental health of millennials, finds study

A recent study suggests that millennials are greater perfectionists than previous generations and the quest for being perfect may be taking a heavy toll on their mental health. The study, published in the journal Psychological Bulletin in December 2017, has found that today’s university students are increasingly demanding of themselves and even more demanding of […]

Early intervention helps prevent potential consequences of mental illnesses, says report

All of us know how routine medical checkups and general awareness about diseases can help in early diagnosis of a physical illness, increasing one’s chances of recovery. Similar to any physical illness, early detection of mental disorders can also help an individual seek timely treatment that can help prevent the potential results of mental illnesses […]

Is Medicaid the new moneymaker for insurers in California?

Medicaid, viewed as a source of health coverage for millions of Americans from low-income backgrounds, seems to be the new money-spinner for insurers in California. With big names in the trade using the taxpayer-funded program to make billions, there is a growing perception of insurers being enriched by the poor. A recent analysis of state […]

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Joanna was in her late 40s when she was diagnosed with HIV. She got the infection from her partner with whom she broke up the moment she found the test results positive. Her life changed ever since. A happy, vivacious and outgoing person transformed into a gloomy and negative woman. Like Joanna, there are millions […]

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“I can’t take it any longer,” she screamed, waking up in the middle of the night. Several years of abuse by her boyfriend, leading to the inevitable breakup, had taken a heavy toll on her. Experiencing feelings of anger, loss, confusion, and betrayal were overwhelmingly painful for her. It was tough to even imagine that […]

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Growing old is an inevitable process. In the last decade, it has been noticed that people around the world are maturing faster than ever. This is evident from the World Health Organization (WHO), figures predicting a potential rise in the global population aged above 60 years, from 12 percent to 22 percent between 2015 and […]

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Out of the estimated 38.6 million people experiencing two most common mental disorders – anxiety and depression – almost 19 percent were handed a minimum of two prescriptions for opioids during a given year, a recent study conducted jointly by the researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and University of Michigan has found. Brian Sites, the […]

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“#SayHerName” and “Charleena’s Life Matters” read some of the placards, which protesters held in their hands as they expressed anguish over the shocking death of Charleena Lyles outside her apartment in Magnuson Park in the Sand Point neighborhood of northeast Seattle. Irate family members, friends and community activists demanded justice for Lyles, a 30-year-old African-American […]