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Month: September 2009

Researchers Develop Integrated Treatment for Soldiers with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Chronic Pain

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in a growing number of soldiers being sent home to the United States to be treated for physical and psychological trauma. Chronic pain is a frequent problem among soldiers returning from the Middle East. Common sources of pain are in the head (traumatic-brain injury or post-concussion syndrome), …

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An Interview with Patricia Meyers: Clinical Director of Admissions at Promises

By Meghan O’Dell Thirteen years ago, Patricia Meyers’ father put his foot down. “We’re done with you,” he said. “You might as well be dead because we don’t even know who you are anymore, and you’re not welcome at our house.” Knowing that he meant it this time, Patricia decided to get clean. After going …

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An Interview with Patricia Meyers, Clinical Director of Admissions at Promises

Thirteen years ago, Patricia Meyers’ father put his foot down. “We’re done with you,” he said. “You might as well be dead because we don’t even know who you are anymore, and you’re not welcome at our house.” Knowing that he meant it this time, Patricia decided to get clean. After going through 90-day treatment …

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Sexual Addiction and Co-Dependency

Sexual addiction never exists in a vacuum. The individual that’s closest to the sex addict, whether that person is a marriage partner, significant other, or child, also suffers. When one person in a relationship is a sexual addict, the other partner and/or parents are negatively affected by the addiction. While children impacted by a parent …

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Marijuana Dependency Linked to Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

A new study found that people who smoke marijuana before age 17 are 3.5 times more likely to attempt suicide as those who started smoking marijuana later in life. In addition, people who are dependent on marijuana have a higher risk of experiencing major depression and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The large-scale epidemiological study was …

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Research Finds Better Ways to Predict Violent Behaviors

New research shows that diagnosing severe personality disorders, evaluating the childhood environment, assessing alcohol consumption, and analyzing the MAOA genotype may provide more accurate means for assessing risk among violent offenders, according to the Finnish research carried out jointly at the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki University Central Hospital Psychiatry Centre.

Study Analysis Finds Gene Variation Associated with Increased Depression May Not Provide Link

Much of the effective treatment of depression lies in the accurate identification of its origin and triggers. While stressful life events are an obvious trigger, a specific gene variation that has been identified as increasing the risk in conjunction with stressful life events may actually have no impact at all. This surprising finding is the …

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Spice Drug Availability Prevalent Throughout Internet

To get around the illegal aspect of drugs such as marijuana or cannabis, while also achieving the same high, some recreational drug users are turning to a variety of “Spice” drugs. While they appear to be a safe alternative, new research suggests these assumptions are unfounded. Science Daily recently posted a release summarizing the findings …

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Amytal Abuse

Amytal is a type of barbiturate used in the treatment of severe sleeping disorders. Amobarbital sodium is the active ingredient in sodium Amytal capsules. When used properly, Amytal causes drowsiness in order to induce sleep. The medication works by enhancing the action of a neurotransmitter called GABA in the brain. When used in the treatment …

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