Chronic pain is one of the leading causes of disability in this country. In the United States alone, nearly 40 million Americans had severe pain and about 25.3 million adults had pain every day for the past three months, according to the results of the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). In the midst of […]
Athletes are heroes, inspirations to try harder, and sources of local and national pride. It’s easy to forget they can have problems, too. Certainly, athletes are at the same risk of mental disorders as anyone else. A study published in the Journal of Science and Medicine In Sport in 2015 examined 224 elite female and […]
The anesthetic ketamine hasn’t been approved to treat depression, but that isn’t stopping doctors from prescribing it for that very purpose. “This is really an unusual situation in which a drug that was approved as an anesthetic is available to be prescribed by any physician,” explained Charles Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., a professor and chairman of […]
The state of Florida is making major strides to improve the state’s mental health disparity by bringing together every professional who plays a role in mental health including clinicians, grassroots organizations, law enforcement agents, judges, state officials and prisons. The goal is for people who are mentally ill to receive the proper help they need […]
According to a study recently conducted by an international research team, cigarette smokers who are addicted to alcohol may have an even more difficult time quitting smoking than other smokers. The results of this study were published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. The study Scientists have long recognized the correlation between drinking and […]
Much of the world’s population is overweight and sugar intake is to blame. The World Health Organization (WHO) notes nearly 2 billion people on the planet are overweight, and over 600,000 are morbidly obese. Behavioral health researchers have made new advancements in analyzing the effects that sugar has on the body and brain, providing new […]
Adult men are two to three times more likely than women to have a substance use disorder (SUD). But among individuals age 12 to 17, the rate of abuse is the same. According to a British psychiatrist, men are more likely to abuse drugs because men take more risks than women. Dr. Adam Winstock says, […]
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