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Caregivers may face depression, anxiety, study finds
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At some point in their lives, most people are going to find themselves caring for a loved one. Whether due to disease, disability or just the effects of age, the average person is likely to join the ranks of what the Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) estimates to be around 44 million unpaid family caregivers. These […]

Lovers and friends: Make it a refreshingly mindful spring forward
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Fear. Suspicion. Indecision. Insecurity. Distorted perspective. These are all relationship killers. A recent study offers an antidote that appears to help buffer against destructive relationship behaviors. A study in mindfulness The study was published November 2016 in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Through evaluating 10-day journals of college sweethearts, researchers found participants who […]

New study finds 12-step prayers may reduce cravings
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When in rehab, many patients elect to join a 12-step group, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or SMART Recovery as part of their rehab – it’s certainly something Sovereign Health of Florida encourages. Although there’s room to debate over the exact effects these groups can have for people in recovery, many veterans of these groups […]

Breaking the cycle of addiction in your 20s
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“If you’re spending your entire early 20s chasing the next party, what are you running away from?” ― Demi Lovato One’s 20s are typically expected to be wildest years of a person’s life. The combination of freedom and youth encourage young adults to seek out and indulge in new forms of pleasure and excitement. This […]

Synthetic marijuana is not harmless, says research
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Synthetic cannabinoids (SBCs), such as K2 and Spice, are designer drugs and their composition is different from that of cannabis. They enjoy the reputation of being safe substitutes for marijuana. However, they are not, says a recent research. “Synthetic cannabinoids produce a number of adverse effects like neurological, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and renal toxicities as well […]

Clean needle program aims to reduce heroin use

Providing heroin users with sterile needles to reduce heroin use may appear to be a self-defeating step. However, many major cities in several countries have been doing just that with surprisingly good results. People who are addicted to heroin might share their needles and even their syringes with others, which facilitates the transmission of HIV […]

Newborns may display signs of anxiety and depression
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Research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis finds connectivity patterns in the brains of newborns can indicate whether an individual is at risk for developing anxiety or depressive disorders later in life. Full-term versus premature Researchers conducted MRIs on 65 full-term and 57 premature infants. Prior to the study, the researchers hypothesized […]

Brain potassium may be the key to preventing alcohol relapse
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Researchers in South Carolina have identified a potential link between brain potassium, alcohol addiction and a cure to alcohol relapse. Potassium K+ Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) researchers pinpoint potassium K+ genes that are impacted by alcohol in trials involving mice. The research authors note that when mice – having been conditioned to consume […]

Detecting symptoms of mental illness in college students
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This year, the University of Florida’s undergraduate population is just over 35,000. The college has a total enrollment of around 50,000 students. The campus sits on 2,000 acres in Gainesville. For many young people, college constitutes the first time they have been away from home for any extended period of time. Attending a huge campus […]

Health care inequality for mentally ill a concern in U.K.
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Discrimination and stigma around mental illness is a problem not just in the United States but the world over. In the United Kingdom, many mentally ill patients face a “double whammy” on entering a general hospital for treatment. According to a recent report by the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS), released in January 2017, only […]

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