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Can Journaling Improve Your Mental Health?

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Journaling can help you alleviate mental health issues like anxiety and stress, improve your cognitive and emotional power, and explore your full potential.
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Why Some People Struggle with Addiction and Some Do Not

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There is no single factor that causes addiction. Rather, there are multiple contributors that are biological, psychological, and social in nature.
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Why Dogs Don’t Get Schizophrenia, But People Do

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Dogs suffer from almost every psychiatric disorder that afflicts humans, except one - schizophrenia. Evolutionary genetics explains why.
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Why Pornography is So Powerfully Addictive

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Porn acts like a drug in the brain activating regions involved in drug, nicotine, & alcohol cravings. This is what makes pornography so powerfully addictive
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Older Gay Men and the Risk of Suicide

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Suicidal thinking is a common but treatable problem in older gay and bisexual men. Choosing the right therapist is critical.
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Why We Should Stop Random Drug Testing

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Random drug testing inflicts psychological harm on people with addiction and impedes their recovery. Here are three steps we can take to stop this practice.
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Anxiety Disorders: Everything You Need to Know

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Anxiety is common but multifaceted. It’s of particular concern when combined with depression. The good news is that there are many effective treatments.
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5 Ways Drugs and Alcohol Affect Your Mental Health

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People with mental health issues like anxiety & depression may self-medicate with drugs or alcohol to reduce their symptoms. But this can lead to addiction
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Is Cyber School a Solution for Children With Anxiety?

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Cyber school may be a good alternative for a child with anxiety who is unable to focus at school. It is not a substitute for effective treatment, however.
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8 Drug-Seeking Behaviors That Might Signal Addiction

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Doctors can play an important role in addressing prescription drug abuse in patients. One key is learning to recognize & respond to drug-seeking behaviors.
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How to Recognize the Many Different Forms of Anxiety

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Anxiety is not only common but also multifaceted in its appearance. Different anxiety disorders, such as specific phobias or social anxiety, have unique features.
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What Makes Humans Different from the Rest of the Animals?

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What makes humans different from animals? Exploring the answer to this question has led researchers to make some fascinating discoveries.