Rare Alpine Bacteria Called ‘Holy Grail’ in Research on Alcohol Addition

For many individuals who struggle with alcohol addiction, the techniques offered in cognitive behavioral therapy or other types of therapy-based treatment are useful and effective at recovering from alcohol addiction. For others, however, the cravings for alcohol are so intense that attempts at recovery are short-lived and frustrating. Now a team of researchers at the…

Teens, Younger Kids Can Get PTSD, Too

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a sometimes debilitating mental health condition that appears in the weeks following an overwhelmingly stressful life event. At one point, this disorder belonged to a larger group of conditions called anxiety disorders; it now belongs to a group of conditions called trauma- and stressor-related disorders. While most people probably associate…

Understanding Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorder

Circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders are a group of mental health conditions characterized by some sort of problem with the timing of the body’s circadian rhythm, which establishes the basic day/night cycle that governs sleep. Several different types of these disorders are officially recognized by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), a professional organization that plays a…