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Anxiety disorders

Anxiety Disorders: Everything You Need to Know

Wallace B. Mendelson, M.D. - 2/5/2020 - 4

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

Andrew Macia - 12/23/2019 - 5

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?

Jennifer Landis - 12/8/2019 - 0

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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What Makes Humans Different from the Rest of the Animals?

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 10/4/2019 - 2

Exploring the answer to the question of how humans are different from other animals has led researchers to make some fascinating discoveries.

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Does Your Dog Have Personality? But of Course!

Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD - 9/24/2019 - 3

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

Jennifer Landis - 9/18/2019 - 0

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

Thomas G. Kimball, PhD - 9/10/2019 - 1

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.

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