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Why Dogs Don’t Get Schizophrenia, But People Do

Dogs suffer from almost every psychiatric disorder that afflicts humans, except one - schizophrenia. Evolutionary genetics explains why.
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Ria Health: Rehab for Alcohol Abuse Disorder on Your Phone

Ria Health is a digital health startup that combines objective data with medication to help people with alcohol abuse disorder reach their goals for treatment.
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Older Gay Men and the Risk of Suicide

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

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

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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10 Tips for Sticking With Your New Year’s Resolutions All Year

The hardest part of New Year's resolutions is sticking with them. These 10 simple tips will ensure that you are able to accomplish everything on your list.
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5 Ways Drugs and Alcohol Affect Your Mental Health

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?

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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Anxiety and Its Consequences

Anxiety is a common internal experience, often described as fear or dread. It can be very uncomfortable-even debilitating-but effective treatments are available.
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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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Rethinking Exercise to Counter the Epidemic of Physical Inactivity

We need to rethink exercise so that it is viewed as a way to relieve stress and enhance strength and mobility instead of just counting steps or setting other unsustainable goals.
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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.