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How Addiction to Technology Links to Drug Abuse

How addiction to technology links to drug abuse

Addiction is not a simple topic. There is no black-and-white morality to it, and no easy answers for how to treat it. Yet, despite what we know about addiction, it remains one of the most polarizing and heavily stigmatized illnesses in society. Whether it comes in the form of a behavioral addiction, drug abuse, or…

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Pinpointing a Panic Attack Onset

Pinpointing a panic attack onset

An estimated 2.7 percent of American adults experience a panic attack in a given year, and nearly 5 percent of people experience panic attacks in their lives. Panic attacks are more common than we previously thought, and may still be underdiagnosed in men. Unlike generalized anxiety or a case of phobia, a panic attack is an acute…

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Inpatient Care for Mental Health: What to Expect

Inpatient care for mental health: What to expect

Inpatient care for mental health is available in the form of specialized clinics and residential treatment centers that provide patients with a place to stay during their treatment. Inpatient facilities are usually reserved for cases where self-harm is imminent, or where safety at home is not a foregone conclusion. Inpatient care facilities may be more clinical…

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Untreated ADHD in Adults: What are the Risks?

Untreated adhd in adults: what are the risks

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health condition with a long and controversial history, especially in recent times. Often considered over-diagnosed or overmedicated, ADHD is a condition that has grown steeply in diagnostic rates among children over the last two decades, with dramatic headlines about ADHD epidemics, long-term effects of ADHD, untreated ADHD in adults,…

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The Link Between Food and Mental Health

The link between food and mental health

There are few topics of scientific interest that are as ubiquitously vital to our everyday lives and as mired by myths and misinformation as diets and nutrition are or the link between food and mental health. Despite meals being a facet of every human’s life, our understanding of food and the way it interacts with…

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Mental Health Trauma from Mass School Violence

Trauma from Mass School Violence - Amend

On May 24, 19 children and two adults were killed and 16 injured during the school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. It was the deadliest school shooting since the Sandy Hook school shooting. As school shootings sadly become more commonplace in the United States, it’s important to consider how these sad events…

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Finding Inner Peace with Therapy for Mental Health

therapy for mental health

Mental health treatment or therapy for mental health is usually associated with overcoming illness rather than the pursuit of happiness. Yet most therapeutic methods and forms of talk therapy aren’t just first-line treatments for established psychiatric disorders but can also help functioning adults learn to better manage and improve emotional health and physical health, reprioritize their…

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