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June 29, 2018
by Robert Miskimon

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Ibogaine: Cure or Curse for Addicts?

June 29, 2018 08:48 by Robert Miskimon  [About the Author]

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Is it a miracle drug that can cure a range of addictions from heroin to nicotine, or does it amount to nothing more than "Russian roulette?" This little-known drug, if it lives up to its reputation, could open the door to a new approach to curing addictions and dealing with the "opioid epidemic." It's controversial and experts agree that more research into ibogaine is imperative. [More]

April 30, 2018
by Hilda Huj

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Sex Addiction Diagnoses Controversy Continues To Be Debated

April 30, 2018 09:26 by Hilda Huj  [About the Author]

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While there is currently no official diagnosis for individuals suffering from sex addiction, mental health professionals continue to debate and discuss whether it should be classified as a mental health disorder in the DSM. Psychologists and therapists report that in their work it's not so unusual to encounter individuals who experience significant disruptions in their functioning because of hypersexuality. [More]

January 28, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Are children too quickly diagnosed with ADHD?

January 28, 2018 00:06 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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The behaviors characteristic of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) include impulsiveness, hyperactivity, and inattentiveness. But these symptoms are characteristic of a long list of other possible physical and mental health issues--such as vision or hearing loss, anxiety, depression, and fatigue. As the number of cases in North American children continues to rise, researchers are beginning to wonder if ADHD is too often being misdiagnosed. [More]

January 25, 2018
by Tracey Block

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The pressure for perfection can be devastating

January 25, 2018 17:04 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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While aiming high and setting goals is encouraged in 21st century society, for many, perfectionism has become an obsession. Recent research indicates Millennials, in particular, are suffering challenges to their mental and physical well-being in the pursuit of ultimate perfection in education, professional work and in their own physical images. Can anything be done to help reduce the burden young people feel in their quest for the perfect life? [More]

January 11, 2018
by Tracey Block

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When technology contributes to mental illness

January 11, 2018 02:10 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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The goal of innovations in technology is to bring about positive change and improvements. But once time has passed and a new technology has become a part of daily life, the good and the bad become more apparent. In a recent letter to Apple Inc., major investors presented the company with their concerns over the addictive influence of iPhones and other electronic devices on the children and youth who use them. [More]