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Korsakoff syndrome: A dangerous risk for those with mental illness
Posted in Mental Health, Nutrition, Substance Abuse - 0 Comments

Korsakoff syndrome — a severe form of dementia caused by thiamine (vitamin B-1) deficiency — is most commonly found in alcoholics. Unfortunately, anyone with a poor diet can develop this deadly vitamin deficiency. Often people with mental illness develop symptoms without being successfully diagnosed by their doctors. What is Korsakoff syndrome? Korsakoff syndrome occurs when […]

Researchers find the area of the brain involved in binge drinking
Posted in Addiction, Research, Substance Abuse - 0 Comments

About one-sixth of the U.S. adult population engages in binge drinking about four times per month, according to statistics reported by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Despite the negative consequences that binge drinking has on society and individuals, very little is known about the brain circuitry underlying binge drinking behavior. In recent […]

Can primary care doctors manage mental illness?
Posted in Medicine, Mental Health, Research - 0 Comments

Primary care doctors may be good at handing out depression questionnaires and prescriptions for antidepressants, but are they treating mental illness effectively? A new study took a closer look at the care patients received over time. Findings Primary care providers often identify depression and anxiety symptoms in their patients, either as the underlying cause of […]

When you lose a child to addiction
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Few things in life are more devastating or traumatic than losing a child. When addiction or another stigmatizing illness is the culprit, you might also feel guilt, anger and shame. Unfortunately, drug and alcohol overdose deaths are all too common, and parents lose their children to this terrible disease every year. In 2014, 25,760 Americans […]

Depression that increases over time may indicate dementia risk in older adults
Posted in Cognition, Depression rehab, Mental Health - 2 Comments

Researchers at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands, have conducted the first long-term study to investigate the link between dementia and the course of depression. Although other researchers have looked for links between dementia and depression, they only focused on single episodes of depression rather than the pattern of depressive symptoms over a person’s lifetime. […]

The pros and cons of buprenorphine use to treat opioid addiction
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The opioid epidemic is by no means a simple dilemma. It seems that everyone is blamed for contributing to this problem, yet there seems to be very few solutions. One of the solutions that have been introduced by the pharmaceutical companies is pharmacological management of cravings and withdrawals using an opioid partial agonist known as […]

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