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07-19   Republican health bill collapses as 2 more senators oppose it

Repeated attempts of the Trump administration to repeal and replace Obamacare ended in a fiasco on July 18, 2017, after two more Republican senators – Michael Lee of Utah and Gerald Moran of Kansas – decided to vote against the updated version of the health care bill touted as the party’s signature campaign promise. Announcing […]

05-05   Oxytocin being tested as wonder drug for PTSD and alcoholism

People suffering from PTSD tend to avoid particular places, have obsessive thoughts and nightmares, demonstrate sudden outbursts, possess a fear of being in danger and experience survivor guilt. All of these symptoms make their lives horrible as they constantly struggle to come out of their torrid past experiences. According to a recent study, published in […]

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05-19   5 tips to help patients with co-occurring conditions

Individuals who have mental health disorders often do not have just a single disorder. The term co-occurring conditions has recently replaced the term dual diagnosis. Co-occurring refers to two or more mental health or substance use conditions. An example would be alcohol abuse disorder with underlying depression. Patients with co-occurring conditions can be difficult to […]

Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act

04-06   What CARA can do for those with dual diagnosis

The Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act (CARA) sailed through the Senate with nary a nay, but it has been languishing in the House for a month. It is possible that a backlog of bills waiting to work its way through House discussion, debate and decision has delayed the bill. However, one legislation watcher site gives the […]

caffeine and nicotine

01-15   How caffeine and nicotine affect those with schizophrenia

Approximately 80 percent of people diagnosed with schizophrenia smoke, with many receiving a regular dose of nicotine through a tobacco use disorder. Furthermore, the chemicals in tobacco smoke have been shown to intensify the removal of caffeine from the body, which may contribute to similarly high levels of caffeine use in schizophrenic populations. Although both […]

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