Month: September 2019

Digital technology and virtual reality changing the face of mental health treatment

September 19, 2019

Digital technology and virtual reality changing the face of mental health treatment

Depression Mental Health

The advancement of digital technology is a boon for multiple sectors. One particular sector that has benefited and can make the most of this technology is the healthcare sector, especially the mental healthcare domain. Digital technology has a lot of potential and can help in mental health treatment. From virtual counseling to treatment across various…

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September 17, 2019

‘Rethinking Positive Thinking’ guides mental health, substance abuse patients back to optimism

Addiction Mental Health Substance Abuse

How many times have we heard the phrase “think positively?” The power of positive thinking is endorsed by motivational speakers, religious leaders, teachers, as well as our parents. If we think positively, good things will eventually happen to us. This belief was further examined by Gabrielle Oettingen, a professor of psychology at New York University and the University of Hamburg. Her research resulted in…

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Dangers of polysubstance abuse

September 13, 2019

Dangers of polysubstance abuse

Addiction Substance Abuse

Substance abuse carries with it a number of health risks, both at a physical and psychological level. Yet when one ingests more than one controlled substance at the same time, there is consequently an even greater risk to their wellbeing. This can include a heightened likelihood for an overdose, as the combinations of certain mind–altering substances may cause less predictable responses. While…

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Cirrhosis - A direct result of alcohol addiction

September 13, 2019

Cirrhosis – A direct result of alcohol addiction

Addiction Alcohol

According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), nearly 140.6 million people aged 12 years and above were current users of alcohol. Chronic abusers of alcohol are at an increased risk of developing cirrhosis, a life-threatening condition in which liver function is impaired. The symptoms of cirrhosis are caused by a buildup of scar tissue in the damaged liver. As the liver…

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September 12, 2019

NAD therapy and addiction treatment

Addiction Substance Abuse

The number of people dealing with substance use disorder (SUD) in the U.S. is staggering. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), in 2017, 19.7 million American individuals aged 12 years or older struggled with an SUD. Therefore, it is pertinent that people dealing with addiction receive timely and appropriate treatment….

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