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By Erlanger A. Turner Ph.D. on June 19, 2019 in The Race to Good Health
Despite concerns about children and teens being overly focused on smart phones and gaming, there remains a lot to be known about gaming disorder.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on June 18, 2019 in Balanced
An estimated 8 percent to 10 percent of individuals in the U.S. 12 years of age or older (between 20 to 22 million people) are addicted to at least one substance.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on June 13, 2019 in Balanced
Scientists are exploring the potential of the drug found in "magic mushrooms" to help patients with anxiety, depression, and addiction. Here's what they have seen.
By Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D. on June 04, 2019 in Demystifying Psychiatry
A study of health claims data demonstrates that the use of medications to treat ADHD is associated with a decrease in later substance use-related events.
By Jonathan Avery, MD, and Joseph Avery, JD, MA on June 04, 2019 in Substance Use, Stigma, and Society
How do we solve the problem of addiction? We have to start with stigma.
By Judson Brewer, M.D., Ph.D. on May 29, 2019 in The Craving Mind
Mindfulness is more than just hype. Evidence shows it's a powerful tool for lasting mental and behavioral health change.
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on May 21, 2019 in All About Addiction
Many of us don't show up for those in need. Why? Here's the problem with helping behavior in public and how that relates to the failures of addiction treatment.
By Richard Gunderman MD, Ph.D. on May 20, 2019 in Fully Human
For decades, a diagnosis of lung cancer seemed like a death sentence. Now there is a way to make many lung cancers curable.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on May 14, 2019 in Balanced
Part 2 of an ongoing series offering guidance to friends and family worried that someone they know may harm themselves or others.
By Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D. on May 08, 2019 in The Antidepressant Diet
The rationale is that it's less toxic than smoking cigarettes. But is this correct?
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on May 02, 2019 in Think, Act, Be
Weigh the pros and cons as you decide if the teetotaling lifestyle is for you.
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on April 29, 2019 in All About Addiction
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. While mental health is a lifelong journey, it can be helpful to set aside some focused time to reflect on your own wellness.
By Peg O'Connor Ph.D. on April 29, 2019 in Philosophy Stirred, Not Shaken
People who overdose multiple times have knowledge physicians and addiction treatment professionals need.
By Glenn Livingston Ph.D. on April 28, 2019 in Never Binge Again
Do you keep blowing your diet because of a little voice in your head that says "one little bite won't hurt" or "Come on, we can just start again tomorrow?" Try this instead!
By Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on April 13, 2019 in When Kids Call the Shots
Cardiovascular problems are nearly three times more likely with edibles.
By Devon Frye on April 13, 2019 in Brainstorm
A new study finds further evidence of an association between cannabis use—particularly heavy use—and a risk of developing psychosis. But questions about causality remain.
By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on April 03, 2019 in In Excess
Extreme leisure pursuits have risen in popularity. Academics have claimed that one such pursuit, rock climbing, may be addictive.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on April 01, 2019 in Social Instincts
New research suggests the answer may depend on your gender.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on April 01, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Availability of recreational substances presents parents with yet one more important topic of concern with their teenager. Not a one-time talk; this is is an ongoing conversation
By Steve Albrecht DBA on March 29, 2019 in The Act of Violence
Why do so many opiate addicts switch from pills to heroin?
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on March 26, 2019 in All About Addiction
We often find it challenging to change habits related to eating, exercise, jobs, etc. Why are bad habits so hard to change?
By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on March 25, 2019 in In Excess
A market research company claimed to have found the world's most 'addictive sounds'. But can sounds really be addictive and cause craving?
By Christopher Bergland on March 09, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Cannabis use is linked to changes in the structure and function of the cerebellum in ways that may drive addiction, according to a growing body of evidence.
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on March 05, 2019 in All About Addiction
The power of social relationships and of the influence of others in addiction is well known, so why do we keep pretending that it's all about the drugs?
By Amy Copeland, Ph.D. on February 28, 2019 in Cycles of Addiction
New research provides some answers.
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