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These Are the 10 Most Deadly Drugs

From 2010 to 2014, the number of people dying from drug overdoses in the U.S. increased by 23%, according to data from the National Vital Statistics …

How the feds are fueling America’s opioid disaster

Federal policy is unquestionably making the nation’s opioid problem worse — while also inflicting collateral damage on Americans in genuine need of …

Groundbreaking fMRI study finds 4 distinct neurological subtypes of depression - ExtremeTech

By on December 20, 2016 at 12:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>New research from Weill Cornell …

The Brain

Longtime opioid users motivated by fear of withdrawal

John Lenec remembers the song "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" going through his head moments after he slipped off a detox centre bed and began convulsing on the floor. It had been six hours since his last hit of heroin.<p>"It was a scary moment for me," Mr. Lenec said of his withdrawal experience in early …

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Child’s cognitive skills linked to time spent with mother

Extending free childcare will not change parents’ work patterns, study suggests<p>It is a question that has troubled parents down the years. Just how much time should they spend with their children when they are growing up?<p>Now a new study suggests that the answer – at least for mothers – should be as …

Allergies during pregnancy linked with autism, ADHD

Despite a wealth of research, how and why autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders appear is still unknown. The search is on for any factors …

Why it's time to investigate the overlap between autism and ADHD

The most influential psychiatric handbook prohibited a joint diagnosis of autism and ADHD until 2013. But the link could be significant<p>Until as late as 2013 a joint (or comorbid) diagnosis of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was not permitted by the most influential …

Are We Looking at Psychiatric Disorders the Wrong Way?

<b>McLean Hospital Guest Blogger</b><p><b>Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD</b><p>The first psychiatric patient I evaluated--42 years ago--presented with delusions and mood swings. Based on those symptoms, our attending physician diagnosed her with schizoaffective disorder. We medical clerks were confused by that …

Steve Bannon’s Cure For Mental Illness? 'Spank Your Children More'

Are we surprised?<p>In news that will shock practically nobody, Steve Bannon seems to think mental health issues are something to dismiss or joke about.<p>Old emails reveal that Bannon, the newly appointed chief strategist to President-elect Donald Trump, doesn’t believe mental health issues and policy …

Is Grief a Disease?

A new theory is challenging the way psychologists understand mourning.<p>After Stephanie Muldberg’s 13-year-old son Eric died of Ewing’s sarcoma in 2004, she was lost in a sea of grief. Her days were long, unstructured, monotonous. She barely left her New Jersey home. When she did leave, she planned …

This teen girl's sweet photos of her newly adopted siblings are making people happy right now

The past week has been incredibly painful for millions of Americans, and it’s admittedly made some of us (*raises my hand*) question if there’s …

Jesus Is King And I'm So Scared

<i>God, there is no where for me to go. I feel powerless, weak, invisible. I believe I only matter to You. The God who made me. The God who saved me. The God who will raise me when they shoot me dead or blow me up for pushing back against the system in pursuit of Your Beloved Community. Oh God who</i> …

Christianity

A White American's Reaction To The Election

To everyone I know from Mexico, yesterday I called you friend, today I call you family. To every immigrant who God has sent to enrich my life -- naturalized, documented, and most especially, undocumented -- know I stand with you. To those of the Muslim religion, people of faith like me who …

African-American News

What It's Like to Have an Illegal Abortion

It's a crime to have an abortion in Poland, so what do you do when an unwanted pregnancy could ruin your life?<p>This article originally appeared on VICE Poland.<p>In late September and early October of this year, thousands of men and women took to the streets of the biggest Polish cities to protest a …

23 Messages For Anyone Who Just Received An Anxiety Disorder Diagnosis

<i>By</i> Sarah Schuster<p>Everyone experiences anxiety. Not everyone lives with an anxiety disorder. And for those who do, getting an “official” diagnosis can be scary, confusing, intimidating — or all of the above. But just because you have an anxiety disorder doesn’t mean you simple can’t “handle” anxiety …

Boy in Shocking Ohio 'Heroin' Picture Heading to New Home

The boy who broke America’s heart after an Ohio town posted a photo of him in the back of an SUV — while his grandmother and her friend sat passed out from apparent heroin overdoses in the front seats — has found a new home.<p>The 4-year-old is going to live with his great-aunt and great-uncle in …

Is Your Child An Introvert? A Few Signs To Look Out For

It's no secret that different kids have different temperaments. But sometimes it can be difficult to decipher what your child's personality is while …

Widespread Use Of Prescription Drugs Provides Ample Supply For Abuse

Almost half of all Americans take prescription painkillers, tranquilizers, stimulants or sedatives, according to results of a federal survey released Thursday. The prevalent use of these drugs could help explain why millions of Americans end up misusing or abusing them.<p>Last year, for the first …

Heroin Epidemic’s New Terror: Carfentanil

This August, at least 96 heroin users overdosed in one devastating, brutal week in just one county in Ohio. It’s believed that they were victims not …

This Drug Could End America’s Painkiller Epidemic

So far, the fight against America’s opioid crisis has focused on treating addiction and curbing abuse. In February, President Barack Obama asked …

WHY IT MATTERS: Opioid epidemic

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — THE ISSUE: More Americans are dying from opioids than at any time in recent history, with overdose deaths hitting a peak of 28,000 in 2014. That amounts to 78 Americans dying from an opioid overdose every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC …

The latest overdose outbreak shows just how dangerous the heroin epidemic has gotten

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that police in Huntington, W.Va., responded to 26 heroin overdose cases in a span of four hours on Monday evening.<p>To get a sense of the scale of the outbreak, consider this: Huntington is a small city with a population of about 49,000 people, according to the …

Illustrator's family finish graphic novel about mental illness after her suicide - Hack - triple j

Nine years ago Mel Tregonning started working on a comic strip about a little boy overwhelmed by his worry monsters. But before she could finish it, …

I Am The Prodigal Daughter

I left my faith for many years, then returned and was startled by the anger of others of my faith who were angry that God was still waiting for me. It seemed they felt that I had forsaken my birthright and that I did not "deserve" to be a member of my faith anymore because I had sinned, because I …

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Obama Is Letting the Drug War Rage on Pointlessly

This week the Obama Administration rejected the application of a pair of governors who asked the federal government to lower the federal restrictions …

Insurance Rules Put Up Roadblocks to Opioid Addiction Treatment

Twice a day, Angela and Nate Turner of Greenwood, Ind., put tiny strips that look like tinted tape under their tongues.“They taste disgusting,” …

Health Care

Why Cocaine Turns People into Jerks, a Simple Explanation

We asked a scientist about the physical process that turns nice, normal people into assholes after they've done a couple lines.<p>Cocaine's a funny drug, isn't it? I can't think of any other substance—bar maybe alcohol—with the power to turn a relatively nice, normal human being into an absolute …

Drug 10,000 times more powerful than heroin may be headed to Pa.

A drug that is 10,000 times more powerful than heroin and has been found mixed in batches of the drug may be headed to Pennsylvania, officials …

For The Mom Just Hanging On

We don't have to win at motherhood. We just have to show up.<p>I'm sitting here today, nearly delirious after a few weeks of single parenting, sleep deprivation toddler torture, packing up a house and binge eating tortilla chips and I'm writing words down to remind myself of a powerful truth:<p><b>We don't</b> …