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Is Fast Food the New Painkiller?

The addiction circuit in the brain is wired to release dopamine, a feel good neurotransmitter that is increased in the limbic…

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Obstacles Teens Encounter when Entering Drug Addiction Rehab

The teenage years can be challenging. Navigating through puberty, peer pressure and tackling raging hormones in addition to balancing school and…

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The Importance of Depression Screening at Regular Doctor Visits

Depression screening at regular doctor visits? Americans visit their physicians for a multitude of reasons: a common cold, allergies, diabetes, hypertension,…

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National Depression Screening Day October 5th

During Mental Illness Awareness Week on Oct. 1-7, 2017, National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI) and other mental health participants across…

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Risky Business: Habits and Behaviors that Increase the Risk of Developing a Mental Health Disorder

According to statistics, approximately one in five Americans will be affected by a mental health condition at least once in their…

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Most Common Mental Health Disorders in the United States

The first week of October is National Mental Health Awareness week and understanding the differences between mental health disorders and the…

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Mental Health Awareness Week October 1-7, 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 During Mental Illness Awareness Week on Oct. 1-7, 2017, National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI) and…

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Suicide in Adolescents

Suicidal ideations are thoughts involving killing oneself and often are directly related to mental health illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar…

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Substance Abuse: A Disease Among the Elderly

Substance abuse affects every age, gender and ethnicity, but individuals may choose to use different substances depending on their age. For…

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The Truth About Polysubstance Abuse

Polysubstance abuse refers to the consumption of one or more illicit substances over a defined period or simultaneously. It was once…

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