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Month: May 2013

Why Is Rehab So Important?

For those struggling with weight loss or addiction, a pill that could cure drug dependency overnight or magically melt 100 pounds away seems like the goal: an impossible, yet endlessly desirable gift. Our bodies, however, have the right idea. Going through the difficult and taxing work of detox and then the long, grueling journey of …

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Promises’ Dr. Greg Skipper Co-Authors JAMA Article on Physician Impairment

Greg Skipper, MD, director of Professional Health Services at Promises Treatment Centers, has co-authored an article on physician impairment in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. (JAMA). JAMA, established in 1883, is among the most influential and prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals today. The article “Identification of Physician Impairment” explains that because alcohol, narcotic and seditive addiction …

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New Study Confirms Link Between Marijuana Use and Mental Illness

Marijuana is the most popular form of a substance called cannabis, which comes from the leaves, flowers, and stems of a group of related plant species. In the past, a number of studies have linked marijuana use to an elevated risk for developing at least some of the symptoms of certain diagnosable mental illnesses. A …

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Depression in Preschool Is Real

Preschool depression is the term mental health professionals use to describe symptoms of major depression that appear in children younger than 6. At one point, there was considerable doubt among these professionals that such a condition truly existed. However, evidence gathered in the last several years strongly supports its reality. According to a study published …

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