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The serious lack of mental health support on college campuses
02-16-17 Category: Mental Health, Stress, Therapy

The rising mental health issues among students in the United States is a big health concern. Looking at the scenario, the need of the hour is to improve the provision of mental health services on college campuses. A recent survey has illustrated that demand for mental health care across college campuses across the country has […]

Risk factors for schizophrenia and depression can include nonsevere infections
02-16-17 Category: Depression, Mental Health, Research

There are many ways that a mental disorder can develop, but some risk factors can be surprising. A recent study has suggested that people who had infections treated with antibiotics, especially those who were hospitalized, were at an increased risk for two serious mental illnesses – schizophrenia and depressive disorders. Considering that serious infections requiring […]

Soaring prices of anti-overdose drug naloxone causes concern
02-15-17 Category: Addiction, Substance Abuse

  Just over 33,000 people overdosed from opioid drugs in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Such overdoses have quadrupled since 1999. Naloxone, a drug which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, has seen its profile rise substantially as a result. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, signed […]

Gun ownership and mental illness
02-15-17 Category: Advocacy, Mental Health

  Last week’s vote by a majority of House Republicans to overturn legislation passed under President Obama that prevents some individuals with mental illness from owning guns marks an about-face in terms of position many lawmakers expressed five years earlier. SSA, NRA and Section 12 The legislation in question is a Social Security Administration (SSA) […]

Study shows how addiction can bring about changes in gene expression
02-14-17 Category: Addiction, Research, Substance Abuse

Young people who take illicit substances like ecstasy for recreational purposes can cause significant and long-term damage to their brains. Even the acute exposure of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetiamine (MDMA) can lead to severe brain damage, according to a recent study by the University of Bologna in Italy and published in the journal Pharmacological Research in January 2017. […]

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