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The rise of drug-related crime and fall of the “War on Drugs”
01-22-16 Category: Drug Addiction

In 1971, Richard Nixon first declared the war on drugs. Since then, $250 trillion has been spent and millions have been arrested. Today, there is a drug arrest every 19 seconds in America. Drug and alcohol offenses account for 80 percent of the prison population. A quick glance at war on drugs The illegal drug […]

Neurofeedback: A potential treatment for PTSD
01-22-16 Category: Behavioral Health, Mental Health, PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental illness that impacts 6.8 percent of the American population. Although many people believe that PTSD is only associated with wartime trauma, individuals can also develop the disorder due to childhood abuse or neglect, sexual assault, natural disasters or serious accidents. People with this disorder chronically relive the […]

A terrorist attack survivors and rescuers guide to helpful resources
01-20-16 Category: Anxiety, News & Announcements, PTSD

After a terrorist attack, the survivors, family members, friends and first responders are often left with serious physical and emotional wounds and may not know where they can turn to receive support. The American Psychological Association (APA) states: “Terrorism threatens a society by instilling fear and helplessness in its citizens. It seeks to hold a […]

Ketamine could break through depression, study shows
01-20-16 Category: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

One of the classic symptoms of depression is anhedonia, or the loss of interest and pleasure in activities that were previously interesting or rewarding. Anhedonia also self-perpetuates depression, as the loss of desire to participate in rewarding activities leads to further sadness, isolation, and lack of motivation. People with other mental illnesses also frequently suffer […]

The pros and cons of being a leap-year baby
01-20-16 Category: Emotion

This year, babies born on the last day of February will have a special distinction: They will be leap-year babies. The chance of being born on Feb. 29 is slimmer than being born on any other day of the year. Whereas most dates contain a 1 in 365 chance of being someone’s birthday, Feb. 29 […]

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