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What Is the Difference Between Biofeedback Therapy and Neurofeedback Therapy?

Posted on April 14th, 2017

Biofeedback therapy is the general term for a range of techniques that rely on information provided by your own body to help you improve your physical or mental well-being. One of the many methods used to achieve this goal is neurofeedback therapy, which relies on information gathered from a specific part of your brain. A closer look will help clarify the differences between these two categories of therapy.

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How 7 Common Mental Health Disorders Can Impact Your Sex Life

Posted on April 11th, 2017

Most of us experience ups and downs in our sex lives, where things may be good for a while (or with a particular partner) and then not so good (or non-existent) for a while. A harsh reality for people who grapple with mental health conditions is that they are more likely than others to experience sexual problems that impact their sex lives.

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When Women Become Addicted to Pain Medications

Posted on April 7th, 2017

Since 1999, the number of deaths from overdoses of prescription painkillers has more than quadrupled, and rates are increasing faster among women than among men. Women become addicted to pain medication for the same reasons men do, but there are several factors that explain why the problem is increasing more rapidly among women. Finding a women’s rehabilitation center is essential if you or a loved one is having issues, but understanding the nature of the problem is also vital to getting better and tackling the growing problem.

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What Are the Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Using PCP?

Posted on April 5th, 2017

PCP is perhaps the most widely used term for phencyclidine, an illegal anesthetic known for its ability to produce extremely altered behavior and powerful hallucinations. The drug also has another famous street name: angel dust. Phencyclidine can produce serious harm in both short-term users and long-term users. Let’s take a look at the PCP effects found in each of these categories.

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What are the Legal Blood Alcohol Levels Across the World?

Posted on April 5th, 2017

Almost 10,000 people die in the U.S. each year as a result of alcohol-impaired driving, accounting for nearly one third of all traffic-related deaths in the country. The most important step anybody can take to protect other drivers and pedestrians is to learn the legal blood alcohol level for driving and stick to it. However, the legal blood alcohol level varies among countries around the world, so we’ll look at the U.K., other E.U. countries, China, Japan and Brazil.

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What are Scared Straight Programs and Do They Work?

Posted on April 4th, 2017

By Cynthia Sass (byline)

Trying to prevent teenagers from taking part in risky behavior and using alcohol and/or drugs can be a challenging undertaking. Many parents, and the community at large, have invested a great deal of time and effort in exploring how to ensure kids grow up happy, healthy and without the negative consequences of having violated the law or abused drugs and alcohol.

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What Are the Differences Between Video Game Addiction and Drug Addiction?

Posted on April 4th, 2017

Video gaming addiction isn’t the easiest condition to understand. While stories of ordinary people affected by the condition drive home some parallels, there seems to be an inherent difference between drug addictions and video game addiction. Accordingly, the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) lists the condition as one for further study, but doesn’t put it on the same footing as substance addictions. However, a little research into the topic reveals that there are more similarities than differences between the two.

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What Are Common Uses of Xanax that are Dangerous?

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

What is Xanax prescribed for? Xanax is the brand name of a medication called alprazolam. It is in a category of drugs called benzodiazepines, a group of drugs that produce a tranquilizing or calming effect. By enhancing the effects of certain natural brain chemicals, Xanax is very effective at treating panic disorders, social anxiety disorder or generalized anxiety disorder. Xanax is also sometimes prescribed to improve symptoms of sleep disorders.

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Jealousy and Alcohol: A Risky Combination

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

By Stacey Colino

At one time or another, we’ve all been there: At a party where everyone is having a little too much to drink, you see your S.O. talking animatedly, maybe even flirtatiously, with someone attractive and before you can blink twice, you’re raging with jealousy.

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What Happens to Your Body When You Are Addicted To Heroin

Posted on March 30th, 2017

Heroin addiction has been a societal problem in the United States for decades. Heroin addiction is on the rise in rural areas across the country, and law enforcement officials as well as healthcare providers are scrambling to address what is seen as an epidemic. The social issues related to heroin addiction are often focused on crime, but let’s take a closer look at a different impact — the medical effects of heroin addiction on the human body.

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