Late-Life Generalized Anxiety Disorder Patients Benefit from Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common demon for older adults and for those suffering with the condition, there is often an increase in physical disability, memory difficulties and a decreased quality of life. Now, Science Daily has reported that older adults with GAD who receive cognitive behavior therapy showed greater improvement on measures of…

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Studies Show Economy Driving More Americans to Seek Help from Mental Health System

When the economics within the family change for the worse, it stands to reason that anxiety, depression and stress would increase. According to the Tennessean, residents in Tennessee are turning to the mental health system in droves to cope with the emotional toll. Dr. Thomas Lavie, medical director of the Vanderbilt Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic told…

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Scientists Discover Potential Brain Pathway for Drug Addiction

Proper treatments for drug addictions face an ongoing battle in fighting against a patient’s lack of willpower, lack of motivation and even self-destructive tendencies. Now, research just announced by Chemical & Engineering News indicates that a peptide produced in the brain might provide the answer. A natural appetite stimulant, the peptide is a melanin-concentrating hormone…

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Worsening Economy Likely to Increase Problems for Borderline Alcohol or Prescription Drug Users and Abusers

Economic woes threaten to derail our nation’s financial stability, but that’s not the only potential negative impact. As Americans face more and more economic uncertainty, and the stress that goes along with it, the greater the temptation to succumb to overuse and abuse of alcohol and prescription drugs. For individuals who are already borderline for…

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