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Disproven Treatments for Paranoid Schizophrenia

When it comes to finding an effective paranoid schizophrenia treatment, it’s important to recognize that every patient is unique and will respond differently to each treatment option. However, there are certain treatments that have been proven effective in treating schizophrenia. In particular, medications such as risperidone and olanzapine have each been shown to be an …

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Depression and Heart Failure

Did you know that there is a link between depression and heart failure? Depression is often associated with chronic health problems, including cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Patients often become discouraged about the limitations that the disease places on them, along with unpleasant side effects from medication. What is the Link Between Depression and Heart …

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9 Healthy Steps to Staying Sober During a Disaster

Our world seems to be spinning out of control from traumatic events. With Category 5 hurricanes, earthquakes, brush fires and another mass shooting on American soil, many people are finding themselves in the midst of unexpected calamities and natural disasters. If they are not personally affected, they may have loved ones who are. In these …

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Prisoners at Higher Risk for PTSD

According to recent research, prisoners are at higher risk or PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Using data collected from a survey, the researchers found that being incarcerated nearly doubles the risk that a man will suffer from this devastating condition. Few studies have looked into this issue, but knowing that there is a connection between …

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Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise in Senior Citizens

In the late 1900s, pharmacology companies assured medical professionals that there was no risk of becoming addicted to prescription medications. As a result, doctors and nurses freely wrote prescriptions for these medicines. Unfortunately, the companies were wrong. As a result, prescription drug addiction has risen over the past few decades. The words “opioid crisis” have …

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Eating Disorders and Alcoholism

In recent years, studies have shown that almost half of those who have an eating disorder also regularly abuse drugs or alcohol. Approximately 35% of people who abuse drugs or alcohol also have an eating disorder. This trend is particularly common in young teenage girls, so parents should take note of this in case they …

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Salvia: More Harmful than Marijuana and Growing in Use

Have you ever heard of the drug Salvia? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. Salvia, also called diviner’s sage, magic mint, maria pastora, sally-d, seer’s sage, and shepherdess’s herb is a drug that you should know about, and know the risks. Medical experts have recognized salvia as a harmful plant that has psychoactive properties. In …

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How to Deal With Empty Nest Syndrome

Empty nest syndrome is a feeling of sadness or loss some parents experience when the last child leaves home. It doesn’t happen to all parents; in fact, some actually feel relieved or liberated when there are no more children at home. But for parents whose lives have revolved around their children, particularly if they are …

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