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Effectively Treating A Dual Diagnosis Of Addiction And Anxiety

Oct 12th, 2011 | By

The number of problems related to substance abuse just got larger. A recent study found that drug and alcohol addictions have associated risks of triggering anxiety disorders. The research found that about 20 percent of addicts also suffer from anxieties. Anxiety symptoms can include: • Loss of concentration and memory • Sleeplessness or insomnia • Negative thoughts • Nervousness or panic stricken conditions It is also not uncommon for someone
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Facebook Depression: Danger for Teens Using Facebook

Mar 29th, 2011 | By

Facebook causes depression in teens?  An influential group of doctors say that depression is one of the potential harms linked to social media. Dr. Gwenn O’Keeffe, a Boston-area pediatrician and lead author of new social media guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics weighs in on why Facebook is particularly dangerous for teens: “Facebook that can make it a particularly tough social landscape to navigate for kids already dealing with
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New Research: Bipolar Disorder is Vastly Under Treated

Mar 25th, 2011 | By

Bipolar disorder is “vastly under-treated”, according to a new study.  US government researchers report that Bipolar disorder is chronically under-treated in many low-income countries. Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that strikes early and can cause lifelong disability. According to the new report it is estimated that 2.4 percent of the world’s population may have some form of the disease, which is characterized by bizarre shifts in mood, energy and
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Intimacy Impacts Depression

Feb 18th, 2011 | By

Television broadcaster, Ryan Lefebvre struggled with the demons of depression for years before the bottom finally fell out. After an afternoon grilling with friends, he found himself terrified, sobbing uncontrollably in the corner of his closet. It was at this moment he realized that he needed help to find his way out this dark chapter of his life. Through therapy, medication and self-discovery Ryan learned to manage his depression. According
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Depression, Not Bullying, Driving Teen Suicides?

Feb 9th, 2011 | By

We’ve all seen the news recently – heartbreaking stories of suicide among teens (such as Phoebe Prince and Megan Meier) and college students. But depression may play a role in teen suicide, too. In some cases, such as Tyler Clementi, reporting focuses on the students’ sexual orientation and the bullying that came as a result of that as the cause of the suicide, but could we be missing something bigger?
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