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‘Teen Mom’ star Amber Portwood on her battle with drugs and depression
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Reality TV star Amber Portwood, known for her role in hit TV series “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom,” has had a long stint with substance abuse and legal battles, including a 17-month prison sentence. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder a long time ago and later with borderline personality disorder in 2016. Talking about […]

Having fought her dual diagnosis problem, Jenifer Lewis explains why it’s important to talk out
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It takes a lot of courage to tell the truth. And if it’s about an individual’s own life and involves the fear of stigma, the person may need even more courage. However, noted American actress and singer Jenifer Jeanette Lewis went a step further – she not just shared her problem about prolonged struggle with […]

SAMHSA 2016 survey reveals gaps in dual diagnosis care
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The much awaited report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) for the year 2016 has arrived. It indicates that 8.2 million adults (3.4 percent of all adults) had a comorbid condition of any mental illness (AMI) such as depression and anxiety, and substance use disorder (SUD) in the past year. The report also […]

Ex-actress Maia Campbell’s viral video on mental illness is no laughing matter
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Starring in the hit sitcom, “In the House,” along with Debbie Allen and LL Cool J., Maia Campbell was a celebrity on the rise. A successful teen actress in the 1990s, her career suffered a major setback in the 2000s. While the actress is known to have trouble with drugs in the past, a recent […]

Link between chronic meth use and psychosis
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Considered to be an extremely addictive drug, methamphetamine has the ability to affect the central nervous system of its user. Also known by other names such as meth, ice or crystal, methamphetamine can be smoked, swallowed, snorted or injected. Even when taken in small amounts, meth may cause a sense of euphoria, increased talkativeness and […]

PTSD in middle-aged women associated with worse cognitive function, says study
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Generally associated with older individuals, cognitive disorders are known to significantly impair one’s ability to function normally in society. Similar to other mental disorders, cognitive disorders are caused by a variety of factors including genetics, hormonal imbalance and substance abuse. Some common cognitive problems are developmental disorders, amnesia and substance-induced cognitive impairment. Mental illnesses like […]

Anhedonia may not always accompany schizophrenia
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“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some […]

How mental health consequences differ among military men and women

National statistics collecting mental health information from military men and women conclude that veterans are at a high risk of developing mental health problems. Although few studies have examined the gender differences in the mental health consequences affecting veterans, the unique experiences of men and women in the military need to be better understood to […]

How the war on drugs impacts addicted women
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Ever since the United States’ heavy increase of regulatory policies in the 1970s, the “war on drugs” has been defined as a tumultuous struggle to stop rampant trends of smuggling and addiction. Over the years and decades, this struggle progressed and retreated on many different fronts. The United States now has the highest incarceration rate […]

Family centered rehabilitation
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What does a woman do when she is addicted to drugs or alcohol, wants to go to rehabilitation to recover but cannot bear to leave her children for an extended period of time? Even if dad or grandma has offered childcare, mom may not want her 2-year-old to be without her months on end. There […]

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