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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, the higher your stress levels seem to rise. Then, you...
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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
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Recovery Durability: Addiction Recurrence Risk Lowers to General Population Levels in Long Term Recovery

Individuals who engage in extended SUD recovery for an average of 5 years are statistically equal to being diagnosed with a substance use disorder compared to the average American.
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Anxiety: How to Decide Which Treatment is Best for You

This article explores the possible causes of anxiety and includes a discussion of how to choose the treatment approach that is right for you. 
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How Genetic Testing Will Transform Mental Health Care

Genetic testing helps physicians to identify more personalized and precise treatment options, ultimately improving psychiatric patient outcomes.
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Rocketman: Reflections of an Addiction Professional

An addiction professional reflects on the addiction and recovery narrative of Elton John as portrayed in the hit movie Rocketman.
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Science Shines a Light on the Evolution of Music and Language

Scientific experiments help elucidate the evolution of music from a meaningless jumble of sounds into a more coherent form of human communication.