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WHAT’S THE WORST EPIDEMIC IN U.S. HISTORY FOR AMERICANS UNDER 50?

[HINT: It’s not Student Debt, Lack of Health Insurance, or Internet Addiction] WATCH 60 MINUTES TONIGHT AND READ THE WASHINGTON POST TODAY: AS THEY BROKE THIS STORY AFTER A JOINT INVESTIGATION.   The drug industry spent $106 million between 2014

Posted in #Addiction, #Child Psychology, #depression, #Mental Health, Uncategorized

“The world is locked in a struggle between love and fear. Choose love. It is the world’s oldest medicine.”

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, suddenly removed despite his good work. No reason given.

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ADHD’s Failing Formula = Ignore Behavioral Guidelines + Meds = Frustration [Circular Reference]

IGNORING ADHD’S BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS [SHOCKER!] In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis, evaluation, AND treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents. Those guidelines advise clinicians to consider these youths as having special

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September Is National Recovery Month

Substance use disorders continue to be misunderstood and outside of few circles, are rarely spoken about. However, in a given year, substance use disorders will impact 22 MILLION people in the United States. Research shows that family support plays a major role

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Prescription Pain Medication: The REAL Gateway Drug

“Heroin, prescription drugs, syringes found in Philip Seymour Hoffman’s home, law enforcement sources say.” — CNN (02/03/14 – 10/57am).  In the wake of today’s news that Philip Seymour Hoffman has died, I find myself one of the many shocked individuals.

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Alcohol Misuse: The 4th Leading Preventable Cause of Death in the U.S.

When people think of an assessment of an individual “Drinking too Much,” they often think, such an assessment applies to alcoholics or that the standards of what is considered, “too much” are unrealistically low considering social norms.  Actually, most people who drink

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Older Adults Benefit Neurologically from Music Training Early in Life

According to a study published this month in the Journal of Neuroscience, older adults who took music lessons as children but haven’t actively played an instrument in decades have a faster brain response to a speech sound than individuals who

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Shared Genes Found Link to Five Mental Health Illnesses

Two years ago, Howard LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, International Publishing, Harvard University Health Publications posted a blog in which he described that five seemingly different mental health disorders—major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder—were discovered to

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Optimism Linked to Higher Antioxidant Levels

Middle-aged adults who are more optimistic about their future tend to have higher serum antioxidant levels than their less optimistic peers, new research suggests.  Investigators at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, found that for every standard deviation increase in optimism,

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Is the Public Getting the Wrong Message About Drinking?

Certain Patterns of Alcohol Use Up Risk for Cognitive Decline by Caroline Casuals July 26, 2012 (Vancouver, British Columbia) — Despite a body of research and ensuing public health messages suggesting that alcohol consumption can benefit health, including cognition, 2

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