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National Mental Health Awareness Month: Understanding alcohol addiction treatment and mental health
05-31-17 Category: Addiction, Mental Health

Mental health problems and alcohol consumption are closely related. Alcohol is a depressant that inhibits the function of the central nervous system (CNS) and in such a situation, there is a high probability for the user to make incorrect decisions and act on impulse. Experts say that alcohol can harm the brain and lead to […]

CBO Feedback on “Trump Care” Paints a Grim Picture for America’s Health </br><small> by Lise Millay Stevens</small>
05-24-17 Category: Addiction

Combo of the AHCA and proposed budget puts a stake through the heart of U.S. health care The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, along with the Joint Committee on Taxation, has released feedback on the current version of the American Health Care Act three weeks after the bill was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. […]

National Maternal Depression Awareness Month: Father’s responsiveness toward child helps reduce adverse impact of maternal depression
05-24-17 Category: Depression, Mental Health, Treatment

Maternal depression affects not only the mental health of the mother but even that of children and impacts their development. Children raised by depressed mothers tend to show signs of impeded cognitive functioning, social development and low academic abilities. However, a recent study, titled “Fathering moderates the effects of maternal depression on the family process,” […]

Trump proposes ‘highest’ budget funds for anti-drug programs; huge Medicaid cuts likely
05-24-17 Category: Addiction

As part of the budget proposal for Financial Year 2018, tabled on May 23, 2017, President Donald Trump sought “the highest funding amounts ever requested” to fund two anti-drug programs. The Trump Administration believes the huge allocation will help annihilate the burgeoning opioid problem in the country. The White House Office of National Drug Control […]

Borderline Personality Disorder and Addiction: A Deadly Combination </br><small> by Lise Millay Stevens</small>
05-23-17 Category: Addiction

May is Mental Health Month, but what has been less publicized is that May is also Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. Also known as BPD, this serious mental disorder that affects more than 4 million U.S. men, women and children often goes undiagnosed, misdiagnosed and/or untreated. BPD has symptoms that make it difficult to have […]

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