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Day: September 30, 2015

Do Alcohol Cravings Increase Over Time in Abstinent Drinkers?

New research from a team of Chinese scientists indicates that alcohol craving levels in alcohol-dependent drinkers who establish abstinence rise significantly over a period of a couple of months. People who feel strong urges or cravings for alcohol between drinking sessions are commonly at risk for developing a diagnosable case of alcohol use disorder (alcoholism …

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‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Police Tactics Increase Anxiety, PTSD Symptoms

People exposed to traumatic situations or events can develop unusually high levels of anxiety; in turn, an ongoing anxiety reaction can contribute to the onset of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other stress- or anxiety-related illnesses. In a study published in late 2014 in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers from two U.S. universities …

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