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Study finds gaba cells help fight alcoholism
Scientists of the Higher School of Economics, Indiana University, and 201 cole normale sup 233 rieure clarified how alcohol influences the dopamine and inhibitory cells in the midbrain that are involved in the reward system and the formation of dependency on addictive drugs. The results of the study were published in the article Dynamical ventral tegmental area circuit mechanisms of alcohol-dependent dopamine release . Let s say you drink some coffee to ge ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Prisoners who are sanctioned more are more likely to re-offend
Many prisons today use sanctions to discipline prisoners, including segregating them from other inmates, transferring them away from other inmates, and removing them from rehabilitation programs. A new longitudinal study that sought to determine the effect of these sanctions on recidivism found that prisoners who had greater exposure to formal sanctions were more likely to re-offend 1, 2, and 3 years after release formal sanctions involve punishment for mi ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Urine drug testing may be important in early phases of addiction treatment
A new study performed by Boston Medical Center BMC and faculty at the Boston University School of Medicine shows that urine drug testing can be a useful tool to treat patients with opioid use disorder in a primary care setting. The analysis revealed that patients are less likely to disclose drug use earlier in treatment, and although the study was not able to identify reasons for this, the authors believe that it may be related to fear of discharge from a ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Study shows benefits of sex for older adults
A new study published in the journal Sexual Medicine indicates that sexual activity is associated with improved wellbeing amongst older adults, measured through higher enjoyment of life scores. Led by Dr Lee Smith from Anglia Ruskin University and Dr Sarah Jackson from UCL, the study involved analysing survey data from 6,879 older adults, with an average age of 65, living in England. It found that older men and women who reported any type of sexual activit ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Convincing evidence that type 2 diabetes is a cause of erectile dysfunction
Evidence that type 2 diabetes is a cause of erectile dysfunction has been found in a largescale genomic analysis. The study, led by the University of Exeter and the University of Oxford, looked at data on more than 220,000 men across three cohorts, 6,000 of whom experienced erectile dysfunction. The research echoed recent findings that erectile dysfunction has a genetic cause, and goes further by opening the possibility that living a healthier lifestyle ma ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
What People Get Wrong About Suicides On Tribal Lands
Native American communities experience a much higher rate of mental health issues, such as substance abuse and suicide, than any other racial or ethnic group in the country and the media tend to fixate on these grim figures. Data shows that tribal communities experience psychological distress 1.5 times more often than the general population, and Native Americans use and abuse alcohol and drugs at younger ages and at higher rates than any other ethnic group ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Dec 20
Pete Davidson Suddenly Deletes Instagram Page After Speaking Out On Mental Hea...
Pete Davidson worried friends and fans when he deleted his Instagram account on Saturday shortly after he praised Kanye West for speaking out about mental health and shared an alarming personal message. Davidson posted a screenshot of a note saying that he does not want to be on this earth anymore and is not sure how much longer he could be. The Saturday Night Live star has been accounted for at the New York City studios where the NBC show is filmed, per T ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Dec 20
Mental Health Care Coverage Is Leaving Kids Behind And Families Reeling
One hot summer day in July 2013, a teenage boy with delicate lips and pale blue eyes gathered up his pillows, comforter and sheets and dumped them in the hallway. Logan was angry and feeling unwanted, he later told doctors. He was also bored. He had lost his privileges for not doing his homework and was cooped up alone in his family s ranch-style house in Allen, Texas. His mother, Amanda Brown, and stepfather, Delton Brown, both software systems engineers, ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Dec 20
What It's Really Like To Live With High-Functioning Depression
For many people, their home is where they can be their worst selves without judgment from the public. For me, it s a place I can express my true, unpleasant feelings without getting uncomfortable or worried looks. At work and in public, we are often expected to be friendly, courteous and social. As someone who suffers from depression , I find it can be an enormous inner struggle to uphold this facade. And as someone who is currently in therapy and on medic ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Dec 20
Selena Gomez Emerges 2 Months After Seeking Treatment For Breakdown
Selena Gomez has re-emerged into public life more than two months after reportedly seeking treatment for an emotional breakdown . The first pictures of the Wolves singer have made the internet rounds with Gomez apparently enjoying a ski vacation with close friends in Big Bear, California. Actress Bailee Madison and Connar Franklin posted a series of photos to Instagram of the 26-year-old looking happy, healthy and wearing a Reputation sweatshirt from besti ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Dec 20
Powerful Photos Show What Life With Depression Is Really Like
Depression takes on many forms. Just ask Tara Wray. It s not just the stereotypical photo of a person with their head in their hands looking depressed, Wray, a Vermont-based photographer and creator of The Too Tired Project , a creativity-based mental health initiative, told HuffPost. After publishing a photo book, Too Tired for Sunshine , featuring pictures that subtly showcased her thoughts and feelings as a person living with depression, Wray received a ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Dec 20
How your imagination can help you overcome your fears
In your imagination, you can do anything. Riding a dragon Piece of cake. Imagination is what fuels creativity and allows us to come up with innovative solutions. New research assessing brain scans shows that our imagination can also help us get rid of our anxieties and fears.
Medical News Today - Thu. Dec 20
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