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Illegal Adderall Use Increasing as “Study Drug”

While Adderall is routinely used to treat those suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), more and more people are finding that it also works to help boost endurance during tough days. A prescription amphetamine, most people who are using Adderall for its ability to stimulate are doing so without a prescription. According to a …

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Researchers Find Link Between Depression and Obesity

The assumption that depressed people are also overweight may have a ring of truth to it. A new Science Daily report examines research that indicates people who are obese may also be more likely to become depressed and vice versa. Sarah M. Markowitz, M.S. led researchers in examining this link between depression and obesity and …

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New Research Advances Are Expected to Deliver Personalized Treatment for Mental Illness

For those suffering from mental illness, the relief that is promised in treatments does not always come to fruition. Part of the problem is that health care providers do not always understand the disorder afflicting a patient and therefore treatments may sometimes miss their mark. According to scientists addressing the first Domenici Neuroscience Symposium, new …

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Britain Seeing Rise in Number of Women Alcoholics

Even with the increasing amount of knowledge that is available as to the risks associated with alcohol abuse and the growing number of treatment centers, the number of women falling victim to alcohol abuse continues to increase. According to a story in the Evening Standard, London’s only treatment center for female alcohol and drug addicts …

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Study Finds Risperidone Ineffective in Treatment of ADHD

Prescribing risperidone to treat ADHD in people with intellectual disabilities is a common practice, yet new research suggests that there is no evidence to support its effectiveness. Health Behavior News Service focused on a new Cochrane review that shows this practice may be done in error. Also known as Risperdal, risperidone is a second-generation antipsychotic …

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Study Finds Binge Drinking in Teens Damages White Matter in Brain

Binge drinking continues to be popular among teenagers. Drinking games promote drinking alcoholic drinks in rapid succession, and “tasty” delivery systems such as Jell-O shots often disguise just how much teens are drinking. While the glamour and celebrity associated with this activity may make it seem like a fun thing to do, the health risks …

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Database Technology Ineffective in War on Prescription Drug Abuse

The “War on Drugs” used to focus on those hard-core street drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and ecstasy. Now, those charged with trying to keep these drugs off the streets are finding that they no longer pose the greatest threat. Instead, prescription medications are now the new opponents. The Sun Sentinel reported this latest craze, …

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Research Shows Teen Exposure to Drug Education Programs Have Long-Term Effects

For those who have never had a drug problem, it is often hard to understand why it becomes a deadly habit. Teens that engage in this risky behavior are more likely to suffer long-term consequences, but new research highlights the positive impact of drug education programs. According to a recent report in Science Daily, a …

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