March 21, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Do Energy Drinks Plus Booze Equal More Injuries?

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Mixing caffeine-loaded energy drinks and booze could be a recipe for trouble. That’s the word from a new study that says the popular party duo ups the odds someone will get hurt. Researchers in Canada

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March 21, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Health Tip: Slow Down When You’re Stressed

Latest Mental Health News (HealthDay News) — Rushing through your day can trigger or worsen stress, but slowing down and breathing deeply can help you get through what’s challenging you. The American Heart Association suggests: When you’re stressed out, give yourself space and time. Step away to take a short

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March 21, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Drugs for Prostate Trouble, Balding Not Linked to Suicide Risk

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Drugs used to treat enlarged prostate and male pattern baldness may raise an older man’s risk of depression and self-harm, but not their risk of suicide, a new study finds. The study focused on a class of medications called

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March 20, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and 9-11

The September 11th Trauma The events of 9-11-01 have caused great consternation, confusion, grief, and sadness throughout our nation. It is probably still too soon to estimate the damage to the nation’s collective psyche (functioning mind). In fact, it is possible that symptoms suggesting posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will yet

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March 20, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Health Tip: Living With Social Phobia

Latest Mental Health News (HealthDay News) — It’s common to get a bit anxious before a big event, but someone with social phobia gets extremely nervous about a job interview, reunion or giving a speech. The American Academy of Family Physicians says possible symptoms of social phobia include: Being very

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March 20, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Drinking, Drug Abuse Doubles Veterans’ Suicide Risk: Study

FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — U.S. veterans with substance abuse problems have a higher risk of suicide than veterans who don’t, new research suggests. Latest Mental Health News The study looked at more than 4 million veterans, and found that drug or alcohol problems affected 8 percent of

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