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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.
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What Can We Learn About Fatherhood From Science?

A scientist explores what we can learn about fatherhood from the science of the brain, hormones, and behavior. Read more!
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Differences between Peer Specialists, Alumni Coordinators, and Sponsors

The roles of Peer Specialists, Alumni Coordinators, and Sponsors are complementary and can improve outcomes in substance use disorder recovery.
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The Importance of Grief and Acceptance After a Diagnosis

Almost any diagnosis can trigger stages of grief and acceptance. It's vital to work through these feelings and make needed changes to better manage the condition.
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The Fascinating Case of the Hairy Penis

The hairy penis occurs in chimpanzees and male mammals of other lower species. How it disappeared during the evolution of man is a fascinating story.
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How Did We End Up in a Post-factual World?

Belief in alternative facts is the hallmark of the post-factual world. It arises from our tribal nature and is very difficult to change.
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Pros & Cons of Common Depression Treatments

Common treatments for depression range from medications to newer therapies such as TMS to natural supplements. Here are their pros and cons.
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Dementia Facts and Stats Everyone Should Know

Dementia affects people around the world and is becoming more common every year. Here are a few surprising facts about the condition.

A Guide to Recognizing and Dealing with Toxic People

Toxic people can affect your emotional well-being whether they know it or not. Know how to handle these personalities by using these 5 tips.
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Want to Know if You Are Addicted to Your Phone?

Addicted to your phone? Take this easy 10-question self-assessment quiz to help you distinguish addiction from significant use.