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Archive for January, 2011

Are Too Many Kids Being Labeled Bipolar?

Jan 31st, 2011 | By

A recent article in Slate magazine, explored the recent upsurge in diagnoses of bipolar disorder in children. Writer Darshak Sanghavi suggests that the popular diagnosis may be overused, and may be preventing other serious mental health issues from being fully recognized and treated. In 2006, a highly-publicized tragedy highlighted the danger of diagnosing and young children with adult disorders and overusing psychiatric medications. Four-year-old Rebecca Riley died from an overdose of
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Dual Diagnosis: Celebrities Who Have Been There

Jan 28th, 2011 | By

In the treatment of addictions, the term “dual diagnosis” means that the patient is also suffering from another mental disorder, such as bipolar disorder, ADHD, or a personality disorder, which certainly complicates recovery. If the patient is treated for the addiction, but the underlying disorder is not addressed, a relapse into drug or alcohol abuse is very likely. Anyone battling both addiction and another mental disorder is not a alone.
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Bath Salt Abuse: Expert Weighs in on Growing Problem

Jan 26th, 2011 | By

Addiction to bath salts is a growing problem.  The effects of bath salts — used inappropriately despite their warning labels — when smoked or taken orally is the same as cocaine or meth.  Bath salts, sold under innocuous-sounding names as Ivory Wave, and Vanilla Sky are an emerging menace and a danger to young people from South Florida to California. The effects of the bath salt powders are as powerful
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Teen Boys Found Dead with Can of Four Loko: Why is This Drink Still Legal?

Jan 26th, 2011 | By

A can of Four Loko was found with the bodies of two teen boys on Friday.  Police found an empty can of Four Loko with the bodies of 15-year-old Aaron Saenz and 16-year-old Chelsea Taylor. Police are still looking for the answers in this tragic case, ”We’re trying to determine if there was anyone with them that evening, how they obtained the alcohol and what kind of drugs they might
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Why Choose Florida drug rehab center, Challenges Program?

Jan 16th, 2011 | By