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Cannabis use disorder can cause schizophrenia in people with schizotypal disorder, says study
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Substance use disorder (SUD) is a condition characterized by an increased dependence or likeliness toward alcohol or drugs. Besides the multiple problems triggered due to the abuse of substances, a new research published online in JAMA Psychiatry in April 2018 evealed that SUD, particularly cannabis use disorder (CUD), can convert schizotypal disorder into schizophrenia. Diagnosed […]

DJ Avicii dies; battled stress, anxiety and other health issues

The death of DJ Avicii is a big blow to the electronic dance music (EDM) community that revered the artist for giving his fans worldwide hits like “Wake Me Up” and “Levels”. Avicii was found dead in Muscat, Oman on the afternoon of April 20, 2018, where he was on a holiday. A day before […]

FouseyTube to join rehab soon for treatment of addiction and mental illnesses
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“For years, I told myself it was time to check into a 60-90 day stay-in, rehab facility to combat my addiction, depression and bipolar. But my life moved fast. This is the year I take the time, say goodbye to life for a little while and check into rehab,” tweeted Yousef Saleh Erakat, commonly known […]

Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism exhibit similar patterns of genetic activity, says study
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It is estimated that one in five American adults could have a mental health condition at some point in their life, which is roughly equivalent to 43.8 million people. While depression is the most common mental illness, 2.8 percent live with bipolar disorder; 1.1 percent with schizophrenia and 10.7 percent of young adults aged 18-25 […]

Johnny Manziel hopes to return to NFL after overcoming bipolar disorder, alcoholism
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Diagnosed with bipolar disorder a year ago, former quarterback (QB) Johnny Manziel is hoping to make a pro football comeback. The goal of his comeback is to ultimately return to the National Football League (NFL). In an interview with “Good Morning America,” the Heisman Trophy-winning QB admitted of being diagnosed with bipolar depression about a […]

Substance abuse and ADHD may go hand in hand, say researchers
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Millions of people around the world suffer from a particular brain abnormality characterized by ongoing pattern of inability to pay attention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity that impedes their functioning or development. Though it is common to lose focus or pay less attention or behave with sudden impulsivity, such symptoms are rather severe in ADHD patients. […]

Doorstep treatment for mental disorders, addiction helps reduce hospitalization, study finds
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It requires a great level of understanding to deal with mental health patients, more so if they are also battling a habit of substance abuse. Such patients often show reluctance in seeking the necessary treatment. A follow-up of such patients by using the expertise of a multidisciplinary unit of social workers may help lower the […]

Mental health of Northeast Texas citizens continues to decline, finds study
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The quantum of unhappiness in Texas has continued to go up, considering that the number of mental health facilities in the state does not commensurate with the percentage of the population looking for effective recovery options. Now, a group of researchers examining the constantly rising rates of depression and suicide has suggested how a major […]

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Mental disorder, addiction and suicide
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Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. This fact itself is cause for concern. What is it that really pushes someone to take their own life? There can be many answers to this question, for some, suicide could seem like the only solution to all their problems. Or an individual […]

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell reiterates need for better access to dual diagnosis treatment
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Debbie Dingell, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan’s 12th district, recently joined WEMU’s David Fair to discuss about the twin demons jeopardizing an individual’s life:  addiction and mental health problems. During the community forum attended by international politicians, activists and celebrities in the state, Dingell stressed on the need for greater empathy […]

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