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Depression Links to Increased Risk of Heart Failure

Depression often gives people the impression that those suffering from the condition are just sad. The reality is much darker than that, as these individuals can feel helpless, emotionally empty, and even suicidal. Now, a new study announced in Yahoo! News finds that depression can increase the risk of heart failure. According to Heidi May, …

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Texas Fighting Against the Mix of Alcohol and Driving

While the mere consumption of alcohol is not in and of itself wrong, failure to set a limit and drive under the influence certainly can lead to poor decisions, erratic driving,  and even death. Now, the state of Texas is taking a stand. Considering Texas was second only to California in 2007 in traffic fatalities …

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California Noticing Surge in Female Drunk Driving

The roads in California are becoming more dangerous. According to a report in the Sacramento Bee, the state is seeing a surge in young women getting behind the wheel and driving drunk. While men still dominate in the number of cases of driving under the influence, DUI crashes are up more than 100 percent in …

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Research Suggests Alcohol More Damaging than Marijuana

In the countless national campaigns that stress to students the importance of staying away from drugs and alcohol, the younger generation is led to believe that both categories are inherently bad and have the same adverse effects. Instead, recent Clinical EEG and Neuroscience news suggests that alcohol is far more damaging than marijuana when measuring …

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CDC Reports Binge Drinking Higher for Men than Women

Alcohol-related deaths tend to deliver a different type of shock to family members as the death is completely preventable. Now, emerging news as to the type of drinking that is contributing to these deaths is gaining increased attention as it differs from once-common beliefs. According to recent reports from the All Gov website, more than …

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Deaths from Prescription Drug Overdoses Eclipsing Deaths from Illegal Drugs

The danger associated with prescription drug abuse is one that has been receiving increased attention as of late, but the toll it is taking in the country continues to rise. Outlook Online reported the results from several studies on the subject that show significant increases in abuse and even death. A study released recently by …

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Late-Life Generalized Anxiety Disorder Patients Benefit from Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common demon for older adults and for those suffering with the condition, there is often an increase in physical disability, memory difficulties and a decreased quality of life. Now, Science Daily has reported that older adults with GAD who receive cognitive behavior therapy showed greater improvement on measures of …

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Studies Show Economy Driving More Americans to Seek Help from Mental Health System

When the economics within the family change for the worse, it stands to reason that anxiety, depression and stress would increase. According to the Tennessean, residents in Tennessee are turning to the mental health system in droves to cope with the emotional toll. Dr. Thomas Lavie, medical director of the Vanderbilt Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic told …

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New Research Reveals Impact of Cocaine Addiction on the Brain

There are several popular misconceptions circulating in society today as to what exactly addiction is, and whether or not addiction should be treated as a disease by health professionals.  To many scientists, addiction has long been associated as a by-product of altered mental states where the brain cannot distinguish between healthy and unhealthy behavior.  For …

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Michigan Initiates Attack on Prescription Drug Problem

While prescription drugs can play a vital role in the healthcare of individuals throughout the world, they can also be life threatening when used improperly or as a habit. For drug counselors, police officers, treatment providers and other professionals throughout the nation, prescription drug abuse is not only a health problem, it is a legal …

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