10 Keys to Recovery

The must-haves for recovery from mental illness or addiction.

Jun 6

Categories: Addictions, Mental Health in Asia

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Fearful 'Memories' Passed Between Generations

New study on mice suggests parents' fears can be passed on to their children. Implications of the study on understanding alcohol addiction, phobias and anxiety are discussed.

Dec 27

Categories: Addictions, Anxiety, Other, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

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Social Media, Loneliness, and Anxiety in Young People

Is there a role for social media in perpetuating anxiety through feelings of disconnection and loneliness? At first glance, social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter seem to be a modern means of facilitating our connectedness with others, ...

Dec 16

Categories: Addictions, Social Anxiety / Phobia, Social Isolation

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Why Sugar is So Addictive?

Addiction is a medical condition in which the person has uncontrollable desire to take a substance or engage in an activity, despite knowing that it may lead to adverse effects. Taking that substance or engaging in that activity will make the person ...

Nov 4

Categories: Addictions, Eating Disorders

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Diabetes Drug for Addiction Treatment

A relatively new class of drugs, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, have had much success in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Now, these drugs may offer support in the treatment of addiction and drug abuse.

Oct 7

Categories: Addictions

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Psychologists scramble to keep up with growing social media addiction

FOMO, FOBO, and NoMo are among a growing list of acronyms relating to people's fear of not being able to check their social media feed. This reflects the phenomenon of social media addiction, and the issue has psychologists scrambling to keep up.

Sep 29

Categories: Addictions, Teenage Issues

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WHO meeting to review public health implications of excessive use of ...

The Meeting on Policy and Programme Responses to Mental and Behavioural Disorders associated with Excessive Use of the Internet and other Communication and Gaming Platforms co-organised by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of ...

Sep 7

Categories: Addictions

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Study Supports New Strategy to Fight Cocaine Addiction

An international team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has found strong evidence supporting a new strategy against drug addiction. The researchers showed that a compound that inhibits the activity of certain brain-cell ...

Aug 22

Categories: Addictions

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Hitting Rock Bottom: Some, Not All

Hitting rock bottom is a phrase I hear all the time when people talk about addiction. Yet, what does it mean to hit rock bottom?

Jun 14

Categories: Addictions

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Why are some people more attached to their phones than others?

Some people frequently check and re-check their mobile phones. Once this impulse is triggered, it may be more a question of not being able to leave the device alone than actually hoping to gain some reward from it.

Mar 30

Categories: Addictions, Inattention, Impulsivity, & Hyperactivity (ADHD)

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Playing Action Video Games: Suicide Attempt Capabilities Increases

Among individuals already thinking about suicide, those who play action video games may be significantly more capable of attempting it than those who play other video game categories, according to a new study.

Mar 30

Categories: Addictions, Suicide Prevention

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Is moderate drinking really good for you?

Many people believe a glass of wine with dinner will help them live longer and healthier -- but the scientific evidence is shaky at best, according to a new research analysis.

Mar 29

Categories: Addictions, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology

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How graphic warnings on cigarette packets influence smokers' brains

Do graphic warning labels on cigarette packets really help smokers consider the health risks? Yes, according to the results of a new study, which found that such images prompt activity in areas of the brain associated with decision-making, emotion ...

Feb 24

Categories: Addictions, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Other, Smoking ...

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Treating Depression In Alcoholics?

A study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center may have a solution for alcoholics who find it hard to remain sober because their abstinence is hounded by stubborn, difficult-to-treat depression.

Feb 4

Categories: Addictions

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Why Are Habits So Hard to Break?

By now, you might have discovered that taming your sweet tooth as a New Year's resolution is harder than you think. New research by Duke University scientists suggests that a habit leaves a lasting mark on specific circuits in the brain, priming ...

Jan 23

Categories: Addictions

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