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Certain Teens More Likely to Get Hooked on Opioids

Posted 12 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 – Teenagers with any mental health problem are more prone to painkiller dependence after receiving a prescription opioid, a new study finds. The odds of progressing to long-term opioid therapy can double, triple or more, depending on the kid's diagnosis and the other drugs prescribed to treat their disorder, the researchers said. The findings mirror earlier studies showing ...

Early Periods Tied to Mental Health Issues Into Adulthood

Posted 10 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 – Mental health problems can last into adulthood for girls who start having their periods at an early age, a new study suggests. Previous research had found that girls with early periods have more frequent and severe mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders. They're also more prone to substance abuse, delinquency and failing or dropping out ...

Deportation Fears Putting Mental Strain on Hispanic Families

Posted 1 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 – Recent U.S. immigration policy changes are causing significant mental distress for many Hispanic parents in the country, a new study finds. A "substantial proportion" of Hispanic parents surveyed reported that "they are avoiding authorities, warning their children to change their routines and worrying about the future due to recent U.S. immigration policies and news," ...

Health Tip: Surviving Cancer Mentally

Posted 27 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

-- If you're a cancer survivor, you may have mental health issues that affect your emotions, ability to concentrate, behavior and memory. Ten percent of adult cancer survivors feel they have mental health issues, compared with 6 percent of adults without a history of cancer, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The CDC offers this advice for cancer survivors: Talk to your ...

If You Suspect a Child Is Being Abused or Neglected, Report It

Posted 5 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 – You should alert authorities if you suspect a child is being hurt or is in danger, a child abuse expert says. The issue is in the spotlight with the recent arrest of David and Louise Turpin, the California couple accused of abusing their 13 children for years. Members of the public can report concerns anonymously, which is what happened in the Turpin case, according to ...

VA Health System Failing on Mental Health Care: Report

Posted 31 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 – Many U.S. veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars aren't getting needed mental health treatment for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or substance abuse, a national panel of experts says. Female vets may be at special risk of missing out on services, the report found. The survey found that about half of all veterans of the Iraq/Afghanistan ...

Can Just 5 Therapy Sessions Work for Those With PTSD?

Posted 30 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 – A mere five sessions of specialized therapy could help people struggling from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. The findings could help address time constraints that sometimes prevent people from getting the treatment they need, the researchers noted. Exposure to physical or psychological trauma can cause PTSD. People with the condition may ...

Talk Therapy May Be Worth It for Teen Depression

Posted 29 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 – Talk therapy can be a cost-effective way to treat teens with depression who don't take or stop using antidepressants, a new study finds. Antidepressants are typically used to treat depression, but up to half of families with a depressed child decide against using these medications, according to the researchers. In addition, nearly half of teens who do start taking ...

Health Tip: Why Exercise?

Posted 19 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Exercise helps more than just the waistline, and should be a part of every healthy person's life, the National Library of Medicine says. According to the agency, exercise: Helps control your weight. Reduces your risk of heart disease by strengthening the heart and improving your circulation. Helps lower blood pressure and triglyceride levels. Helps your body manage blood sugar and insulin, ...

Creativity May Rely on 'Teamwork' in the Brain

Posted 17 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 – Scientists may have discovered what makes a creative mind tick: stronger connections among brain regions that usually work in opposition to each other. For eons, researchers have wondered what sets the da Vincis, Shakespeares and Einsteins apart. Results from this new study offer more evidence to debunk the popular notion that creativity is a "right brain" activity. ...

For Kids, Chronic Illness May Trigger Mental Health Issues

Posted 16 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 15, 2018 – When children learn they have a long-term illness, such as diabetes or epilepsy, they're likely to suffer emotionally, too, a small study finds. These mental health issues surface soon after the diagnosis, the Canadian researchers said. Surveying 50 kids with a chronic illness and their parents, the study authors found anxiety disorders were most common. "Regardless of ...

Health Tip: 5 Ways to Increase Self-Confidence

Posted 15 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Do you have lingering feelings of self-doubt, insecurity and incompetence, despite evidence that you are skilled and successful? The American Psychological Association calls this "imposter syndrome." Here are the organization's suggestions for beating imposter syndrome: If all fingers point to your doing a great job at work, ignore any self-doubt. Stop feeling guilty and celebrate your ...

Family Meals Serve Up Better Behaved Kids

Posted 14 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 – Children whose families regularly eat meals together tend to have better social skills and fitness levels, researchers report. Family meals yield multiple physical and mental health benefits, according to the long-term Canadian study. "The presence of parents during mealtimes likely provides young children with firsthand social interaction, discussions of social issues ...

These Personality Traits May Help You Live Longer

Posted 12 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 – Stubbornness and optimism may be keys to a long life, a new study suggests. Researchers hunting for clues to longevity focused on nine remote villages in the Cilento region of southern Italy. There, hundreds of residents are older than 90. The study zeroed in on 29 of them, who ranged in age from 90 to 101. While these elders had poorer physical health than younger ...

Mom's Childhood Trauma May Affect Daughter, Too

Posted 29 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 – Mental illness caused by traumatic experiences in early childhood may be passed from mothers to their daughters, new research suggests. The study involved adults whose parents had been evacuated from Finland during World War II, when they were children. Many of the approximately 49,000 children evacuated from Finland from 1941 to 1945 were preschoolers. They were ...

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