June 23, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health
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OCD May Be Linked to Inflammation in the Brain: Study

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have high levels of brain inflammation, a discovery researchers say could lead to new treatments. In OCD, people typically have frequent, upsetting thoughts that they try to control by repeating certain rituals or behaviors,

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June 23, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health
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Legalized Pot May Lead to More Traffic Crashes

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Although states where recreational marijuana is legal may have experienced a slight bump in traffic collisions, the good news is that there wasn’t an increase in crash-related fatalities compared to other states, two new studies

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June 22, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health
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Depressed Back Pain Patients Often Get Opioids

Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Patients with low back pain who are depressed are more likely to be prescribed opioids, and to be prescribed higher doses, a new study finds. Low back pain is a leading cause of disability in the United States and

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June 22, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health
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Suicide Risk Especially High for U.S. Farmers

WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Two decades after the U.S. farm crisis, the suicide rate among American farmers remains much higher than among other workers, a new study finds. Latest Mental Health News “Occupational factors such as poor access to quality health care, isolation and financial stress interact

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June 21, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health
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Opioid-Linked Hospitalizations Rising Fastest for Women: Study

Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Opioid-related hospitalizations among women in the United States increased far faster than among men between 2005 and 2014, a federal government report says. Among women, hospitalizations involving opioid painkillers or heroin rose 75 percent, compared to 55 percent among

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June 21, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health
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Many Chronic Illnesses Linked to Suicide Risk

TUESDAY, June 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People with chronic health problems seem to have a higher risk of suicide, a new study suggests. Latest Mental Health News And, for certain conditions — such as traumatic brain injury — the risk is much higher, the study authors said. Researchers looked

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