First-of-Its-Kind Study Finds Marijuana in Blood One Month After Abstinence

The legalization of marijuana in states like Colorado requires additional regulation to make the legalization safe for all residents. For instance, there are many adverse effects associated with the use of cannabis, such as an increased risk of psychotic episodes. In addition, cannabis use may impact other areas of physical and mental health. The legalization…

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Family Focused Therapy Highly Effective For Youths With Mood Swings

Mood disorders are heavily influenced by not only genetic factors, but also family history and other environmental influences. The patterns of mood regulation that are learned in a family can have an impact on how a child or adolescent processes the emotions they experience. A recent study conducted by UCLA and Stanford researchers provides evidence…

Women 40 Percent More Likely to Develop Mental Illness, Study Finds

Researchers from Oxford University in England carefully compared and analyzed data collected in 12 large-scale epidemiological studies on mental illness carried out in the United States, England, Australia, New Zealand and Europe from the 1990s through the 2000s. Led by Oxford clinical psychologist Daniel Freeman, this team of medical scientists sought confirmation for the widely…