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Study shows strong link between PTSD and genes
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A serious psychiatric illness, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after witnessing or experiencing terrifying or life-threatening events like a serious accident, assault or a natural disaster. While PTSD can happen to anyone, not everyone diagnosed with the disorder has been through a dangerous event. According to a new U.S. study, genetics may play a […]


Music therapy may work well with schizophrenic patients, says study
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“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” The famous line by late German author Berthold Auerbach describes the importance of music in our day-to-day lives. There are studies that show how music impacts a person’s physical and mental health and provides emotional support. Now, a new study suggests that music therapy […]


International Day of Yoga: Mindfulness meditation more beneficial to women than men, finds study
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Yoga and meditation are known to improve one’s psychological capacity and bring about powerful relaxation effects. While studies have shown that meditation training has positive effects on depression and anxiety, no research has sought to explain if the effects differ across genders. Now, a new study suggests that as compared to men, mindfulness meditation can […]


Mel C reveals her battle with depression, eating disorder
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“To be a pop star I had to be perfect, and that was my way of trying to achieve perfection.” – Melanie Chisholm, Spice Girls star Singer Melanie Chisholm, better known as Mel C, has opened up about her battle with depression and eating disorder. She has revealed about the intense pressure she faced to […]


Arizona orders reporting of opioid-related data within 24 hours
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A week after Arizona declared a statewide health emergency due to the spike in opioid-related deaths, Governor Doug Ducey on June 13 issued an executive order requiring doctors, emergency responders, hospitals and all those encountering opioid overdose-related cases to send their data to the state health department within 24-hours of the event. The 24-hour deadline will be […]


PTSD Awareness Month: Complex PTSD can have life-long effects
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Joanne (name changed) exhibited signs of stress disorder following her break-up. She had been through multiple relationships with several men and each time she broke up with her partner, she fell into a deep sadness. She left all her partners accusing them of being abusive and neglecting her. Joanne had been trapped in this pattern […]


Involuntary paralysis during sexual assault associated with increased risk of PTSD, finds study
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Hundreds of thousands of Americans experience sexual violence in some form each year. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), about 17 percent women have been the victims of an attempted or a completed rape in their lifetime. The RAINN data also shows that on an average, about 321,500 people aged 12 […]


Students of elite schools more likely to end up with substance abuse, reveals study
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Children of well-off families who go to top private schools are more likely to abuse drugs during their adulthood. According to a new study, wealthy girls going to elite schools are three times more likely to suffer from drug and alcohol abuse later in life, whereas boys are twice as likely to do so. The […]


Arizona declares statewide health emergency over opioid crisis
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The recent spike in opioid-related deaths in Arizona has led Governor Doug Ducey to declare a statewide health emergency. The emergency declaration allows the state to consolidate resources, coordinate both public and private health agencies and consolidate accurate data to fight the opioid epidemic. The declaration that was announced on June 5 also allows the […]


Arizona witnesses steep increase in opioid overdose deaths
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Facing an average of two overdose deaths a day, Arizona is reeling under a severe opioid crisis. According to a new report by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), drug overdose claimed a total of about 1,500 lives in 2016. Of these 790 were related to prescription opioid overdose and heroin. The report also […]


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