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Cocaine death rates among African-Americans same as that of opioid deaths among whites, finds study
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Cocaine overdoses killed African-Americans at almost the same rates at which heroin and prescription opioids claimed non-Hispanic white American lives, according to a recent study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine in December 2017. While efforts are being undertaken to deal with the soaring rates of heroin and opioid overdoses among white Americans, […]

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More than 100 drug addiction treatment rehabs and providers across California have sent a signed letter to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, drawing his attention toward the ambiguous practices of health insurance giant Centene, according to the Addiction Treatment Advocacy Coalition (ATAC). The addiction treatment facilities want to alert Schneiderman about the dangerous outcomes […]

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Profound feelings of despondency, failure in work, insomnia, insensibility to one’s surroundings and digestive disorders are some of the most common symptoms of depression, which can unleash havoc in any individual’s life. Lack of timely medical intervention could push anyone struggling with chronic depression to self-medicate their agonies. Sadly, in a bid to run away […]

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In a laudable move to combat the shortage of beds in state hospitals, West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino has decided to allow more inmates struggling with mental health issues to be treated within the jail premises by registered behavioral health workers. About 96 inmates with mental disorders, deemed unfit to face […]

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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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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 […]

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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
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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
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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
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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 […]