Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Women

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a form of medically serious anxiety characterized by persistent, extreme worry about a variety of everyday events, situations and circumstances. While most people worry about things in their lives to a certain degree, people with GAD develop ongoing levels of stress and anxiety that damage their ability to function and…

Stimulant Abuse and Hyperthermia

Hyperthermia is the medical term for damaging and potentially fatal increases in the average temperature of the body as a whole, or of the brain in particular. People who use/abuse stimulant drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and Ecstasy (known more formally as MDMA) run significant risks for the onset of this condition. The specific effects…

Health Effects of GHB

GHB is a common term for gamma hydroxybutyrate, a chemical found naturally in small amounts in the human brain and also produced synthetically in pharmaceutical laboratories. In the U.S., local and national laws heavily restrict the drug’s use, and doctors can only legitimately prescribe it to ease symptoms of a sleep disorder called narcolepsy. However,…