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The human cost of heat: Garry Holub, 61

Alcoholism - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 08:58

Garry Holub was found unresponsive in July 2016, his feet dangling outside his car. The inside of the vehicle was measured at 101 degrees.

Categories: Alcoholism

Passive smoking and children

Smoking - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 08:27

A by-law aimed at protecting children from passive smoking - including in private places like their homes - has been enacted in Tokyo. The first prefecture-level measure of its kind calls on people not to smoke inside rooms or vehicles in which children under 18 are present.

Categories: Smoking

5 New FDA Approvals to Know from September 2017

ADHD News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 08:26

The FDA approved Neos Therapeutics' extended-release amphetamine oral suspension on September 15, 2017.1 Adzenys ER is indicated for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in patients aged 6 years and older. It is the third Neos product to receive the FDA's nod for this purpose, following the manufacturer's Adzenys XR-ODT and Cotempla XR-ODT.

Categories: ADHD

Electroconvulsive Therapy: Dartmouth clinic 'bursting at seams'

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 06:46

Nurses Marilyn Bright, standing, and Pearl Green prepare syringes and tape in the electroconvulsive therapy treatment room. Despite the lingering stigma from the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the demand for electroconvulsive therapy treatments has been steadily growing.

Corium International, Inc. (CORI) Downgraded to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

Chronic Pain - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 06:41

According to Zacks, "Corium International, Inc. is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company. It is focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of specialty pharmaceutical products that leverage advanced technologies in transdermal and transmucosal delivery systems.

Categories: Chronic Pain

Perspective: Teens' smartphones in their hands, social media sadness in their hearts

Depression - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 05:32

Jean Twenge had never seen anything like it. The San Diego State University professor in personality psychology had been studying generational differences for 25 years, since she was a 22-year-old Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan.

Categories: Depression

P.E.I. adds weekend mental health walk-in clinics in Charlottetown

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 04:30

Islanders who attend the clinic will be able to meet with a registered community mental health therapist for up to an hour. Health PEI is adding additional mental health walk-in clinics on weekends, which it says will help Islanders get the services they need despite an ongoing shortage of psychiatrists in the province.

How long before you can drive after drinking the night before?

Alcoholism - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 04:25

The road safety charity Brake found that one in five motorists admit to driving the morning after drinking heavily the night before. Some people think that if they have been to sleep, that means they are all right to drive - but, in fact, you could wake up still over the limit.

Categories: Alcoholism

Add a year to life with each stone shed, obese are told

Smoking - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 03:54

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Video shows officer handcuffing crying third-grader

ADHD News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 03:54

Video filed with a lawsuit by the ACLU shows a Kentucky school resource officer handcuff the arms of a third-grade student. The ACLU says the student suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, and has a history of trauma.

Categories: ADHD

Why acceptance is key to helping manage social anxiety

Anxiety - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 01:37

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Are Depression Naps Actually Helpful or Just a Meme?

Depression - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 01:08

Scroll through your social media feed and you'll see what I'm talking about when I say "depression nap." The Twitterati talk about is no stranger to my couch.

Categories: Depression

Why Friday the 13th Is a Real Nightmare for Some People

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 00:05

Millions of people in the world, including prolific horror writer Stephen King, have an irrational fear of the number 13. The phenomenon is so widely reported, it even has its own hard-to-pronounce name: triskaidekaphobia. Those who suffer from triskaidekaphobia associate the number 13 with bad luck or danger due to superstitions.

Psychiatrists and counselors host a dozen town halls citing 'a duty ...

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 00:05

The question of President Donald Trump's fitness to "discharge the powers and duties of his office" will be a topic for public discussion during town hall meetings on the 25th Amendment in ten states Saturday, Vice's Tonic reports . The dozen town hall meetings are being organized by the group A Duty to Warn, which is lead by clinical psychologist John Gartner, PhD and launched by Dr. Brandy X. Lee, a Yale psychiatry professor.

'Psychotic nympho' Halloween outfit criticised by psychiatrists

Mental Health - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 00:05

Escapade's "psychotic nympho" dress has straitjacket sleeves, a lace-up collar and optional face paint for the "seductive goth" look. The Royal College of Psychiatrists said it was one of the worst examples of such an outfit it had seen.

Managing Chronic Pain: A Review of the CDC Guidelines

Chronic Pain - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 23:57

ABSTRACT: The CDC's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain is intended for clinicians prescribing opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life treatment. The guideline provides recommendations on when to initiate or continue opioids for chronic pain; opioid selection, dosage, duration, follow-up, and discontinuation; and assessing risk and addressing harms of opioid use.

Categories: Chronic Pain

People with seasonal affective disorder could be more at risk of becoming alcoholics - here's why

Alcoholism - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 23:56

Days become a lot shorter, colder, and darker when we enter into late autumn. It gets even worse when the clocks go back an hour on October 29th.

Categories: Alcoholism

Proposal aimed at smoking ordinance

Smoking - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 23:28

Last weekend, she chose not to light up a cigarette during the Seymour Oktoberfest to keep other people, especially kids, from having to breathe in her secondhand smoke. She and her husband, Bryan, who also is a smoker, say they choose not to smoke in their own home to protect their children from exposure to secondhand smoke.

Categories: Smoking

Potent drug disguised as ecstasy causes mass overdose in Newcastle

Anxiety - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 23:28

The distinctive triangle-shaped 'blue superman' pills caused a mass overdose of 11 people last weekend and "several" more people have been hospitalised after taking the pills in Newcastle this week. But what they don't know is that the drug they are getting is the potent central nervous system depressant alprazolam, or Xanax, not MDMA.

What Impact Can ADHD Have on a Child's Grades and Chances for Success in College?

ADHD News - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 23:28

"The traditional classroom setting and conventional teaching methods are often not a great fit for students with ADHD so, naturally, many struggle to keep up and maintain good grades." It's no secret that having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can be challenging for some.

Categories: ADHD

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