May 23, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

1 in 4 Americans Knows Someone Hooked on Opioids: Poll

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — More than a quarter of Americans — and 1 in 3 millennials — say they know someone addicted to opioids or prescription painkillers, according to a new survey from the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Also, most respondents from the

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May 23, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Seizures of Fentanyl-Containing Drugs More Than Double: DEA

Latest Mental Health News There’s been a sharp rise in seizures of drugs containing the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency data reveals. The number of seized drugs that were submitted to labs and tested positive for fentanyl more than doubled between 2015 and 2106, increasing from 15,209

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May 22, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People in U.S. emergency rooms may receive unnecessary opioid painkiller prescriptions for minor injuries such as a sprained ankle, a new study finds. This practice — which varies widely depending on what area of the country you’re treated in

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May 22, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Women Aren’t Better at Reading People’s Faces After All

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to spotting a familiar face, men are just as gifted as women, a new study suggests. The finding contradicts the widely held belief that women are better at recognizing faces and reading facial expressions than men

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May 22, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Binge Eating Disorder Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ

Explanation: Poor self-control has nothing to do with binge eating disorder. While the causes of binge eating and other eating disorders remain unknown, it is believed they involve abnormal brain activity. Some factors that may affect binge eating include: –Depression. Nearly half of all people with binge eating disorder have

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May 22, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Duterte Issues Strict Public Smoking Ban in Philippines

Latest Mental Health News Citizens are being called on to help enforce a strict public ban on smoking in the Philippines introduced by President Rodrigo Duterte. Many worry that the call for civilians to help local authorities apprehend violators could lead to vigilante violence — similar to that of an

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