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MDMA treatment for eating disorders in final stage of FDA trials

Recreational drugs like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) are often prescribed for treating mental health problems. And to add to the list is 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), a psychoactive substance commonly known as ecstasy, which is being seen as a medication to treat eating disorders. According to researchers, the therapeutic benefits of ecstasy for people with eating disorders […]

Antipsychotic drugs being overprescribed in nursing homes, finds study
02-07-18 Category: Depression, Drug Abuse, Psychiatry

Lenora Cline, 88, has literally been confined to her bed in a nursing home in Whittier, California. Struggling with Alzheimer’s disease, Lenora needs constant attention and care, prompting the nursing home staff to put her on powerful antipsychotic medications without prior intimation. However, when Laurel Cline, who visits her twice a day, questioned the medical […]

psychology behind dangerous drivers
07-06-16 Category: Psychiatry, Research, Treatment

Driving is dangerous. In 2014, a total of 29,989 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. resulted in 32,675 deaths. Many of those who contributed to these fatal crashes were repeat offenders, or individuals who regularly drove while drunk, drove over the speed limit or otherwise engaged in other reckless behaviors while driving. “Surprisingly, these […]

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