Month: July 2019

Are postpartum anxiety and postpartum depression different?

July 26, 2019

Are postpartum anxiety and postpartum depression different?

Depression Mental Health

Motherhood is an exhilarating experience that brings with it a great set of responsibilities and changes. It is considered one of the most gratifying experiences of life, however, for some women, the postpartum stage is challenging as it is darkened by mental health disorders, like anxiety or depression. While a little anxiety is common and…

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Marijuana addiction linked to specific gene; study to help in identification and treatment

July 26, 2019

Marijuana addiction linked to specific gene; study to help in identification and treatment

Addiction Marijuana Substance Abuse

A gene which might increase the risk of an individual getting addicted to marijuana has recently been identified by a group of researchers from Denmark. After thorough examination of genetic data collected from over thousands of people, the group was able to observe a potential genetic cause for marijuana use disorder (MUD), establishing that an…

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Antidepressants cause withdrawal; Psychiatrists sound warning bells

July 24, 2019

Antidepressants cause withdrawal; Psychiatrists sound warning bells

Addiction Depression Mental Health

Patients coming off antidepressants too quickly are suffering from withdrawal symptoms, suggested a recent study by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The researchers said that patients who have been taking antidepressants for a long time are experiencing serious side effects which require immediate support and help. Antidepressants are medications prescribed by mental health practitioners to…

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Researchers explore patients’ brain as they try to quit opioids

July 24, 2019

Researchers explore patients’ brain as they try to quit opioids

Detox Treatment

Though a number of efforts have been made to get the opioid epidemic under control, stakeholders need work out an effective solution. One way to do this is to understand how opioids affect people and influence them by transforming their brains and the other is to find out more about treatment options for opioid addiction….

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Exposure to trauma impacts ability to suppress unwanted emotional memories

July 22, 2019

Exposure to trauma impacts ability to suppress unwanted emotional memories

Mental Health

People who undergo trauma are relatively less capable of suppressing the disturbing memories from resurfacing in their brain, revealed a recent study, published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. The repeated recurrence of troubling thoughts may eventually lead to the development of a mental health condition called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  PTSD surfaces when an individual witness a traumatic incident or has experienced the same. Patients of PTSD experience flashbacks, extreme anxiety,…

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