Teen Smartphone Addicts Suffer From Laundry List of Woes Including Aggression, Anxiety, Depression, Withdrawal, Inability to Concentrate…

Smartphones are everywhere. Those of us who use them wonder how we ever lived without them only a couple of years ago. For teens, the phenomenon of the smartphone may be even more important. New research is suggesting that not only are more teens becoming addicted to using their smartphones, but they are at risk…

Important Distinctions Between OCD and ADHD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are two well-known conditions that can significantly alter normal mental function in affected individuals. While the two conditions are distinct, they can produce symptoms that strongly resemble each other in a variety of ways. For this reason, doctors sometimes mistake OCD for ADHD—or vice versa—when making their…

Californians Get First Look at ‘Obamacare’ Exchange Costs; Twice as Many Addicts Will Have Coverage

Three years after “Obamacare” was passed, California has unveiled the first details about what people will be charged for coverage by 13 health plans offering policies in the state’s exchange. All health plans purchased through Covered California must cover a range of services called Essential Health Benefits that include mental health and substance use disorder services such as behavioral…