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Could New Drug Help Alcoholics ‘Forget’ They’re Addicted?

Ttreatments for addiction usually take one of several forms. Either they’re an outright attempt to immunize people against addiction or otherwise block the effects of the drug, a safer version of the substance used to abate cravings, or a substance used specifically to reduce the impact of withdrawal. However, new research published in the journal …

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Restless Legs Syndrome Linked to Early Death in Men

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is the common term for a disorder that produces strange nervous system-related sensations in the legs, as well as a powerful desire to move the legs abnormally. Scientists also know the same condition as Willis-Ekbom disease. Because of its ability to significantly alter a person’s waking mental state, the American Psychiatric …

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Estrogen Replacement Therapy Reduces Anxiety in Anorexics

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by such things as a severely distorted body image, a dysfunctional obsession with staying thin, and excessive restrictions on food and calorie intake. Teenagers and adults recovering from the disorder often experience a spike in their levels of anxiety that coincide with a healthy increase in their body …

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Electronic Stimulation Therapy for Sleep Apnea Effective and Safe

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition that occurs when unusual relaxation of the throat muscles during sleep leads to a periodic disruption of normal breathing. Because of its ability to negatively affect a person’s psychological well-being, the American Psychiatric Association classifies the condition as a diagnosable mental health disorder. In a study presented in …

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Unattractive People More Likely to Be Bullied at Work, Study Finds

Workplace bullying is the collective term for a range of behaviors designed to do such things as control, degrade, intimidate or humiliate a co-worker or subordinate. Exposure to these behaviors is known to increase a person’s risks for mental health problems such as depression, insomnia and a group of conditions called anxiety disorders. According to …

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Single Dose of Ritalin Helps With Cocaine Addiction, Study Finds

If methadone is used to help with heroin addiction and nicotine replacement products are used to help with nicotine addiction, could a stimulant like Ritalin help with addiction to a stimulant like cocaine? That’s the question researchers asked in a new study, conducted at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York and recently published in …

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Drawing a Picture of Pizza Helps Satisfy Urge

Who doesn’t sometimes crave high-fat, sugary-sweet or otherwise calorie-laden food? The desire to stuff our faces with something decidedly unhealthy for us takes on even more risk when the habit becomes more pronounced, when there are other health concerns, such as diabetes, or we’re already addicted to food, alcohol or drugs (or all of these). …

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Promises Offers Unequalled, Professional-Specific Treatment Plans

‘The challenge of being a professional [is that] you need to be the expert, you’re the go-to person, you’re the decision-maker and nobody wants their doctor to say, “Well, gee, let me call my AA sponsor and see if you have a heart condition or not.” They have to be right.’ Why do doctors, airline …

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Is Watching Too Much TV Making You Depressed? Studies Say It Can

Would it surprise you to learn that there is a link between depression and watching TV? Perhaps it wouldn’t; you might be thinking that people watch TV when they’re feeling blue as a way to escape from their troubles, so naturally there would be some correlation between depression and television viewing habits. But this is …

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