Mental Health

Americans Drinking More Than Before Prohibition
January 16, 2020


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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol consumption by Americans has been on the rise for two decades and is now gre...
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Pot-Using Drivers Still Impaired After the High Fades
January 16, 2020



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TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Even when they're not high on marijuana, recreational users of the drug display signs of impai...
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Good News for People with Persistent Anxiety
January 14, 2020



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By Rich Holmes
TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder need not be a ...
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What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia?
January 13, 2020


Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are both eating disorders in which a person tries to lose weight in unhealthful ways.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about ...
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Study sheds light on link between cannabis, anxiety and stress
January 13, 2020
A molecule produced by the brain that activates the same receptors as marijuana is protective against stress by reducing anxiety-causing connections between two brain regions, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers report.
This finding, published today in , could help explai...
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Can Pot Bring on Psychosis in Young Users? It May Be Happening, Experts Say
January 13, 2020



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By Dennis Thompson
MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The idea of marijuana causing a psychotic breakdown s...
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Hong Kong Unrest Leaves Millions to Struggle With PTSD, Depression
January 13, 2020



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FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As mass protests have swept across Hong Kong in recent months, a mounting mental hea...
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Obamacare May Have Prevented Many Opioid-Related Deaths
January 13, 2020



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By Amy Norton
FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The Medicaid expansion brought in by ...
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What to know about alcohol and depression
January 10, 2020


Alcohol can make a person feel depressed and may even trigger or worsen depression. Depression is also a risk factor for using alcohol, since people who feel depressed may use alcohol to ease their symptoms.

Several studi...
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Thousands of LA jail inmates should receive community mental health support
January 10, 2020

A new report has found that more than half of the people with mental health conditions currently confined in Los Angeles county jails would benefit from mental health treatment in specialized community centers instead of incarceration.
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