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New NIH grant will study alcohol's effects on the nervous system

Alcoholism - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:36

When a drink at the local watering hole turns into five or six, what are the effects on our brains and hearts? How does too much to drink affect how we sleep? How does binge drinking affect blood pressure for people who drink socially but not usually to excess? Do women's bodies process alcohol differently depending on stages of their menstrual cycles? These are some of the questions Jason Carter, professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology, and John Durocher, assistant professor of biological sciences, seek to answer during their five-year project titled "Alcohol and Neurovascular Control in Humans".

Categories: Alcoholism

Freedom House supports 'Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day' at Flemington ShopRite

Alcoholism - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:36

On Oct. 6, 2017 at the ShopRite in Flemington Freedom House residents were handing out information hangers in an effort to raise awareness on opioid abuse. This effort was in support of Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day.

Categories: Alcoholism

Here's What Suicidal Thoughts Do To The Brain

Depression - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:49

It may also offer another route to treat this type of depression: through the use of drugs to reduce inflammation. "Our findings are the first results in living depressed patients to suggest that this microglial activation is most prominent in those with suicidal thinking."

Categories: Depression

How to Raise an ADHD Child When Parents Have Differing Views About Treatment

ADHD News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:33

When a child is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder , parents may have differing views about how to treat symptoms. For example, one parent may insist that ADHD medication be used, while the other parent prefers exploring a more holistic approach, which often involves an emphasis on treatments such as behavioral therapy or having the child exercise more.

Categories: ADHD

Hostile workplace can trigger mental illness - Psychiatrist

Mental Health - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:26

Abdulmalik, who works at the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, spoke at a sensitisation workshop on mental illness. Newsmen report that the workshop was organised by the an NGO, Mental Health Leadership and Advocacy Programme, in collaboration with the Oyo State Ministry of Health.

Where's the Proof That Mindfulness Meditation Works?

Drug Addiction - Scientific American - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
The ubiquitous technique for relieving stress and pain has remarkably little scientific evidence backing it, a group of scientists contend

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Smokers with high psychological distress are smoking less and more are trying to quit

Preventive Medicine - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:25

Cigarette smokers with high levels of psychological distress are often heavy smokers, and thus identified as a "hard core" group who are less willing or able to quit than other smokers. However, a study by UC San Francisco researchers shows that over the course of 19 years, from 1997 to 2015, this hard core group smoked progressively fewer cigarettes per day and tried to quit in increasingly greater numbers, along with every other group of smokers in the United States.

Shellfish, Smoking Put You at Risk for Endometrial Cancer

Smoking - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:21

HelloFlo is a womens health company committed to normalizing the conversations we have about womens bodies so that we can all live healthier lives. Bad news for people who love oysters and cigarettes: Shellfish and tobacco contain a metal that may up your risk of developing endometrial cancer.

Categories: Smoking

New specialist school for young autistic people approved for Cheam

ADHD News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:20

Plans for a new specialist day school in North Cheam have been approved by Sutton Council with refurbishment already underway. Kedleston Group - which runs specialist schools across England - successfully applied to Sutton Council to transform a building previously used as an adult learning service on London Road.

Categories: ADHD

How do you know you've recovered from depression?

Depression - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:34

For me, postnatal depression grew into a long-term problem and, for many years, recovery seemed like a pipe dream. It's only recently, after finally accepting treatment and help, that I feel far enough from the depths of depression to suspect I'll be OK.

Categories: Depression

Kem Cetinay on 10-year depression battle: 'I thought I didn't want to live life'

Depression - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:34

Kem Cetinay opens up on 10-year depression battle: 'I thought I didn't want to live my life any more' Kem Cetinay says he 'didn't want to live my life' anymore during his long and frightening battle with depression. The Love Island winner has opened up again on fighting his demons and coming out the other side in a bid to encourage others to speak up and get help.

Categories: Depression

No - stop smoking' cash for E-cigs from county council

Smoking - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:09

ELECTRONIC cigarettes should not be paid for as part of Lancashire County Council's A 2.3million-a-year stop smoking service, senior councillors have been told. Instead they should be used as a harm reduction tool, the authority's director of public health Sakthi Karunanithi recommended.

Categories: Smoking

People asked to help use their experience to shape a new 'Challenging Behaviour Service'

ADHD News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:09

Health chiefs from NHS East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Groups said challenging behaviour in children can be 'very distressing'. Findings show that around 30 per cent of children with challenging behaviour are diagnosed with Autism or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder .

Categories: ADHD

Quit smoking; you're not in this alone - Wed, 11 Oct 2017 PST

Smoking - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 04:53

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart deserves credit for going public with his quest to quit smoking. By shining a spotlight on his challenge, he is helping to spread the word about the reasons and best methods to battle a very formidable addiction.

Categories: Smoking

A Stanford researcher is pioneering a dramatic shift in how we...

Depression - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 03:22

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and it can kill. But scientists know surprisingly little about it.

Categories: Depression

Two Mothers Open Up About What Happens When Kids With Autism Grow UpHuffPost

ADHD News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 02:42

Welcome to " The Story We Share," a series of Q&As that profile two people with similar identities - but who live in very different places. As part of HuffPost's Listen To America tour, we're exploring how people's lived experiences overlap and diverge depending on their zip codes.

Categories: ADHD

Lies, Self-Deception, and Malignant Narcissism

Mental Health - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 01:38

Now we have a best-selling book about President Trump's presumed psychiatric condition, comprised of twenty-seven essays from prominent and distinguished psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals. Contributors include luminaries like psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton and Stanford psychologist and PT blogger Philip Zimbardo.

Mental health detentions in Scotland hit 15-year high

Mental Health - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 01:38

THE number of detentions for mental health treatment in Scotland are at a 15-year high amid concern over pressures on mental health services. The sharpest year-on-year rise was in the use of emergency detention certificates, which are considered a last resort for patients whose mental illness has reached crisis point.

No Action Taken On Smoking Ban in Ohio County

Smoking - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:37

The Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health took no action on its current clean air regulation Tuesday, but three new board members expressed concern for the potential economic impact of an expanded smoking ban. The board held a special meeting to discuss the countywide clean indoor and outdoor air regulation, which contains an exemption that allows smoking in specified areas at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and in limited video lottery rooms.

Categories: Smoking

This Is Us Recap: Rocky Road

Alcoholism - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 23:32

You know that feeling when you sense you've experienced something already, but there's no way you could have? It's a major theme in this week's This Is Us , which draws parallels both heartwarming and more-than-vaguely troubling between the modern Pearson family and its forebears. In the past, Jack is three weeks sober and finding living without alcohol tougher than he thought it would be.

Categories: Alcoholism

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