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Florida scientists decode chemistry of fear: Predator-secreted lipids prompt defense mechanism
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Fear exists, so does anxiety. Though medicines are prescribed commonly to deal with these problems when they start interfering with daily activities, they often fail to provide the desired results. In the quest for new clues on the mechanism that drives fear and anxiety and to develop effective new drugs for treating conditions, such as […]

Successful treatment of schizophrenia helps in better management of daily activities, says study
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Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental disorder. The symptoms of the disease make it difficult for those afflicted with it to distinguish between the reality and the imaginary, thus, adversely impacting the way they conduct their daily activities. Due to its chronic nature, patients of schizophrenia find it difficult to handle relationships and thus, exhibit problems […]

Adolescents with mental disorders more likely to be prescribed opioids, finds study
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Adolescents are more vulnerable to the ill effects of an opioid, be it heroin or a prescription painkiller. Usually, pediatricians prescribe opioids to children and teens for injuries and postsurgical pain without cross checking the long-term impact of the drug on their behavioral health. Now, a recent study suggests a surprising proclivity of mental health […]

Florida Governor signs historic bill for gun control and mental health
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Looking at the spate of mass shootings taking place in Florida – the shootout at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando in 2016, the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting in 2017, and the recent Parkland school massacre on Valentine’s Day which killed 17 injured many more – Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently signed the Senate Bill […]

Carson Daly on struggling with generalized anxiety disorder and benefits of therapy
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Coping with a mental illness is a tough task in itself and fighting the associated stigma makes things all the more difficult. Lately, many celebrities have stepped forward and opened up about their mental health struggles. Recently in an interview, TODAY anchor Carson Daly shared his experiences of struggling with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and […]

Florida first responders with PTSD now eligible for workers’ compensation benefits
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At present, first responders in Florida are eligible for medical insurance under workers’ compensation. However, if they are unable to work owing to job-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), they don’t get lost wages. But now things are going to change – the recent approval of bill SB 376 by the Florida Legislature talks of covering […]

Schizophrenia associated with higher risks of breast cancer, says study
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Schizophrenia, one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, is a highly complex neuropsychiatric condition. A range of abnormalities, including hallucinations, delusions, cognitive decline, inability to process thoughts coherently, lack of reasoning ability, etc., are caused by schizophrenia. In brief, people suffering from such a complicated disorder are unable to distinguish between reality and fantasy. […]

Florida’s new legislation on guns and mental health funding
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In June 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard and homophobe, opened fire in the bustling gay nightclub, Pulse, in Orlando, Florida. Before he was finally put down, Mateen had killed 49 people and wounded 58 others. Even before the memory of the bloodbath could fade, another massacre struck Florida. This time, a school was […]

NBA All-Star DeMar DeRozan on feeling anxious, depressed and lonely
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Wealthy, famous and surrounded by a host of well-wishers, professional footballer DeMar DeRozan recently admitted to feeling anxious, depressed and lonely since childhood, in a recent interview. During the NBA All-Star Weekend, DeRozan tweeted that “this depression get the best of me.” With the tweet, the star hopes that those who are sailing in the […]

Aaron Carter on getting sober and smoking weed to relax
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American pop and hip hop singer Aaron Carter recently talked candidly in an exclusive interview about his life-changing experience at a rehab center, his improving health and current state of sobriety. The star admitted that though he has stopped using prescription drugs, he continues to smoke weed as a form of relaxation and finds it […]