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8 Drug-Seeking Behaviors That Might Signal Addiction

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

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?

What makes humans different from animals? Exploring the answer to this question has led researchers to make some fascinating discoveries.
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How Music Can Powerfully Heal a Physician’s Life

Playing music was a ritual that passed through generations in my family but it wasn’t until I became a physician that I understood how music could console and bring hope.
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Does Your Dog Have Personality? But of Course!

Dog behavior has been shaped by millennia of contact with humans. So it shouldn't surprise us that they have personality traits similar but not identical to our own.
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This Is How Adult Children of Alcoholics Can Thrive

Adult children of alcoholics can't go back in time and force their caregivers to make the right choices, but they can seek treatment and advocate recovery.
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Suicide in America: Understanding the What and Why

If we want to reverse the growing trend of suicide in America, we have to take a hard look at the underlying causes, including links to the addiction crisis.

Occupational Burnout: What Is It And Who Is At Risk?

You leave work feeling exhausted day after day. You hope that it’s just a phase. But the longer you wait for it to pass,...
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What We Can Learn About Ourselves from the Genome of Honeybees

A remarkable study of the genomics and behavior of honeybees has revealed important insights into human behavior and metabolism.
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What You Need to Know About TMS for Treatment-Resistant Depression 

Roughly 1/3 of patients diagnosed with Major Depressive are said to have treatment-resistant depression. TMS may be a good alternative for them.
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Loneliness: A Danger to Your Health

Loneliness not only causes emotional discomfort, it also impacts key physiologic parameters leading to multiple disease states and early death.

Depression: What Is It, Who Gets It, And How Is It Treated?

A psychiatrist provides a clinician's view of debilitating depression: what it looks like, who's likely to get it, and what are current treatment modalities