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Month: June 2010

Self-Stigma Brought on by Mental Illness Can Make Problem Worse

There is a certain stigma amongst those with mental problems. For some, this stigma is brought about by peers or acquaintances who do not understand the anguish mental illness can create. For others, it is their own fears of reactions among their peers, family members or colleagues that drives them deeper into depression or significantly …

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PTSD in Veterans Linked to Dementia in Later Life

A new study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Institute on Aging investigated the relationships between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in aging veterans. After researching the trends in these older service members’ mental health over a seven-year time span, the study found that veterans diagnosed …

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Protection for Employees with Drug & Alcohol Problems under the ADA

Before a meaningful discussion can be had regarding the interplay between addiction and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is first necessary to identify commonly accepted levels of substance consumption as protection can hinge on the particular classification. The consumption of drugs and alcohol is commonly split into three categories: use, abuse, and dependence. …

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Over-Production of Adrenaline Linked to Stress-Related Illnesses in Adults and Children

Even before man had a name for the bodily chemical known as adrenaline, we have trusted it to help us take action in stressful situations. The “fight or flight” mechanism spurred by adrenaline and used by primitive man for survival is still part of modern life, helping people at sports, social situations or interviews. However, …

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