Karen Barbaritz-Tracy

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Distinct Injury Patterns Found in Brains of Those With Post Concussion Depression and Anxiety

<b>A new MRI study has found distinct injury patterns in the brains of people with concussion-related depression and anxiety, according to a new study</b> …

The Brain

Big Question: Can My Brain Get Too Full?

You remember your first kiss. You remember your childhood phone number, where you parked your car, and the last time you got really drunk. You …

Does Medicare Favor Generic Opioids?

Designed to prevent users from overdosing, abuse-deterrent opioids aim to diminish the effects of today’s epidemic by limiting the ways addicts can alter prescription painkillers for their needs. These drugs, subject for approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), aren’t as …

Donations from ABC Mental As campaign fund mental health grants

The generosity of ABC viewers and listeners from the 2014 ABC Mental As campaign has funded ground breaking medical research in a range of mental …

Mental Health

'Love drugs' could make people more tolerant and improve relationships, but the ethical benefits are murky

Society is already used to the idea of mood-altering drugs, both in the form of prescription medicines such anti-depressants and illicit substances such as MDMA (ecstacy). Using both human and non-human subjects, researchers are now beginning to sketch a neurological picture of the brain's …

Does withdrawal actually make addiction worse?

One of the major challenges of cocaine addiction is the high rate of relapse after periods of withdrawal and abstinence. But new research reveals …

Neuroscience

Mental Illness is No Crime

CNN<br>May 27, 2015<br>Newt Gingrich and Van Jones<p>Before Paton Blough got his bipolar disorder under control, it nearly cost him everything.<p>The Greenville, …

Mental Health

Senate Bill Would Dramatically Alter Treatment For Heroin Addiction

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have joined forces to back legislation that would make medically assisted treatments more accessible to opioid addicts.<p>The legislation, known as the Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act, would loosen restrictions on …

Mental Illness Is A Much Bigger Problem For The Poor, New Study Shows

If you want to talk about inequality in America, you should be talking about mental illness -- and the ability of people to get treatment for it.<p>On Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study that demonstrates, in vivid terms, something that public health …