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‘Intensity’ of U.S. Binge Drinking Is on the Rise

‘Intensity’ of U.S. Binge Drinking Is on the Rise

Latest Mental Health News By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — While the frequency at which Americans binge drink has declined slightly over the past decade, the number of drinks they imbibe during a binge is rising to dangerous levels, new research shows. In the new study, binge drinking was defined […]

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Anxious about the news? Our top tips on how to cope

Anxious about the news? Our top tips on how to cope

Reading the news can be stress-inducing at the best of times. When the news is particularly worrying, many of us experience levels of anxiety so high that we can have difficulty coping. So how can we stay (reasonably) anxiety-free when the media bombards us with headlines that spook us? Share on PinterestDoes the news get […]

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Schizophrenia: Largest genetic study offers new insights

Schizophrenia: Largest genetic study offers new insights

A new, largest-of-its-kind study finds more evidence of the genetic underpinnings of schizophrenia. The findings may ultimately lead to the development of new drugs. Share on PinterestResearchers have uncovered a new gene that may explain the onset of schizophrenia. The new study appears in the journal Nature Neuroscience. Elliott Rees, a research fellow at the […]

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Pot-Using Drivers Still Impaired After the High Fades

Pot-Using Drivers Still Impaired After the High Fades

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Even when they’re not high on marijuana, recreational users of the drug display signs of impaired driving, a new study finds. The findings may come as a surprise to many, said senior study author Staci Gruber, director of Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) […]

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Americans Drinking More Than Before Prohibition

Americans Drinking More Than Before Prohibition

Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Alcohol consumption by Americans has been on the rise for two decades and is now greater than when Prohibition was enacted in the late 1910s, federal data shows. The average amount of alcohol downed by adults and teens before Prohibition was just under 2 […]

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U.S. Drug Deaths Might Be Twice as High as Thought

U.S. Drug Deaths Might Be Twice as High as Thought

Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Drugs may kill twice as many Americans as government records suggest, a new study claims. In 2016, the reported rate of drug-related deaths among 15- to 64-year-olds was 9% — compared with about 4% several years earlier — with 63,000 deaths classified as drug-related. […]

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Good News for People With Persistent Anxiety

Good News for People With Persistent Anxiety

Latest Mental Health News By Rich HolmesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder need not be a life sentence, a large Canadian study suggests. “It’s so exciting,” said lead author Esme Fuller-Thomson, director of the Institute for Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto. People […]

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Obamacare May Have Prevented Many Opioid-Related Deaths

Obamacare May Have Prevented Many Opioid-Related Deaths

Latest Mental Health News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The Medicaid expansion brought in by Obamacare may have prevented thousands of deaths from opioid overdoses, a new study suggests. Researchers found that in U.S. states that expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, fatal opioid overdoses dipped […]