March 20, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Spring-Clean Your Medicine Cabinet to Safeguard Your Kids

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — When you learn that just 1 in 5 Americans locks up prescription drugs, it’s not surprising to hear that thousands of children are treated for accidental medication overdoses each year. A new Consumer Reports survey of more than 1,000

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March 20, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Schizoaffective Disorder

Title: Schizoaffective DisorderCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

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March 17, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

U.S. Suicide Rates Rising Faster Outside Cities

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Although the U.S. suicide rate has been rising gradually since 2000, suicides in less urban areas are outpacing those in more urban areas, according to a new federal report. “Geographic disparities in suicide rates might be associated with suicide

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March 17, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Opioid Dependence Can Start in Just a Few Days

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Doctors who limit the supply of opioids they prescribe to three days or less may help patients avoid the dangers of dependence and addiction, a new study suggests. Among patients without cancer, a single day’s

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March 17, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

‘I Don’t Know’ May Be a Powerful Point of View

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Think you know it all? You may be headed down the road to narrow-mindedness and bad decisions, new research suggests. A Duke University team found that, conversely, “intellectual humility” — admitting you are sometimes unsure of things — can

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March 16, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Opioid Painkillers and Xanax or Valium a Deadly Mix: Study

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Mixing opioid painkillers with common anxiety and sleep medications is a prescription for a deadly overdose, a new U.S. study shows. Of all fatal overdoses from narcotic medications, nearly 30 percent also involved benzodiazepines, such

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