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This Ontario couple works for elimination of stigma associated with mental illness and addiction
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Mental health and substance use disorders are serious public health concerns today, preventing millions from enjoying life to the fullest. Such conditions interfere with day-to-day activities, pushing afflicted individuals into the depths of despair and dejection. In light of such a chaotic situation fueled by personal shortcomings and social apathy toward the affected, a new […]

Ailing emergency services: Drug misuse by Florida’s firefighters
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Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, the third-largest fire department in Florida, has a problem – a major one. A series of scandals and overdose incidents have indicated that the first responders of the Hillsborough County are endangering their lives, those of their colleagues and of other people that they are meant to save by doing drugs […]

Patients of rheumatoid arthritis susceptible to anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder, says study
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disorder in which the body’s own cells start attacking healthy tissues near the joints. As a result, the affected person suffers from chronic inflammation and pain. Over a period, the condition could result in bone deformities and prevent an individual from carrying out routine tasks without additional help. […]

Better functional outcome in bipolar patients with dominant hyperthymic temperament, says study
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Emotions are temporary; they can come and go within minutes, but temperament is a life-long emotional disposition that is considered to be a part of one’s constitutional makeup. Nearly 20 percent of the general population is believed to embody one of the marked affective temperaments like depressive, hyperthymic, cyclothymic or anxious temperament. A person’s temperament […]

Trump administration still not in favor of allowing medical marijuana for veterans with stress disorders
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President Trump’s administration has refused to support research regarding the efficacy of medical marijuana in treating veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And the government has refused to buckle in spite of being pressured by various fronts, including the American Legion (nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization). Apparently, any move legitimizing the Department of […]

Soon, new vaccine for heroin addiction
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Heroin, one of the most addictive drugs in America, is made from alkaloid morphine, which is derived from the poppy flower. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), in 2015, around 591,000 Americans aged 12 and above had a substance use disorder (SUD) involving heroin abuse. Over the years, there has been a […]

Video reveals how inmate with mental illness was shot through cell door
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In a case of police brutality, an inmate suffering from a mental health disorder was shot in the head by a deputy in August 2015, according to a video that has emerged. The reports said that Matthew Trevino was experiencing a schizophrenic episode when he was shot by Corrections Officer Robert Hass at the Pasco […]

Video games can help people with schizophrenia manage verbal hallucinations
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Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs), the most notable symptom of schizophrenia, involve hearing a voice that is not actually present. Highly distressing for patients, AVHs are a common occurrence in psychotic disorders. Given the failure of one in three patients to respond to the standard treatments, these voices can become harrowing and tormenting with time. However, […]

Aetna Practices Latest Example of Unethical Health Industry Practices
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By Lise Millay Stevens There is something rotten in Denmark. Maybe it is wafting over from the U.S. health insurance industry. CNN reports that a former Aetna medical director admitted, under oath, that he never looked at patient records prior to approving or denying care, relying instead on the recommendations from nurses at the insurance […]

ConnectWise cofounder arrested for possession of drugs
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David Bellini, cofounder of ConnectWise, Inc. and the president of ConnectWise International, was recently arrested on the charges of illegal drug trafficking. Bellini who was arrested about 8 a.m. local time at his downtown Tampa home on Feb. 11, 2018, had 24.1 grams of heroin and fentanyl on him, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s […]

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