Study Examines Suicide Rates Among Veterans with Substance Abuse Problems

In an ongoing effort to learn more about addiction and to protect veterans, a research team from the University of Michigan and Department of Veterans Affairs has conducted a study to determine what sort of indicators can increase the likelihood of suicides among veterans. Their ultimate goal is to help prevent these factors and decrease the number of suicides among …

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Medications for Other Disorders Pose Possible Threat of Dependency

The results of a new study have found that one in six US adults takes a psychiatric drug to treat the symptoms of a condition like anxiety, depression or insomnia. Researchers found that close to 17 percent of adults reported they had filled at least one prescription for an antidepressant like Celexa or Prozac, sedatives such as Ambien and Xanax, …

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Risk of Bipolar Disorder Linked to Childhood Abuse

Adults with a troubled childhood may be at higher risk of developing bipolar disorder, according to researchers. The co-author of a study published in a recent issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry, Filippo Varese of the University of Manchester in England, said, “(T)he link between experiencing a troubled childhood and subsequently being diagnosed with this serious condition is extremely …

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Higher Risk For Substance Abuse Among Bipolar Teens and Young Adults

Additional information regarding an earlier study of teens diagnosed as bipolar has recently been published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. The original study from 2008 showed that adolescents who were diagnosed with bipolar disorder were more likely to abuse illegal drugs and smoke cigarettes than those who were not. As a way to monitor future teenagers and young adults, …

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Living With Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness, characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and other startling symptoms. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that about 1.5% of people (4.8 million) will experience schizophrenia in their lifetime. Living with schizophrenia is extremely difficult. Those with the illness face rejection by loved ones, rejection by society, difficulty getting and keeping jobs, and difficulty caring …

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The Stigma of Depression

Living With the Stigma of Depression There are many stigmas in this world and with that brings lots of insecurities in each person that faces them. One of the biggest stigmas is the stigma of depression. People assume that they have all felt sadness and automatically assume that is what depression is. This assumption could not be any further from …

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