Tag: psychology

pills, medication, health, depression

Study: Prazosin No Better at Helping PTSD Patients with Nightmares

Prazosin is a common drug prescribed for blood pressure, but it is also prescribed to some post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients to deal with nightmares. Now, new research suggests that it may not be doing much good. In a recent study known as PACT, researchers looked at Prazosin and how it may affect individuals with …

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Who is Most Likely to Suffer from Depression?

Depression is a mental health condition that affects millions of Americans, but did you know that its prevalence varies according to individual traits (“Facts and Statistics,” 2018)? This is what one new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently discovered (“Prevalence of Depression Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, …

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games, gaming, video games

WHO to Classify Video Game Addiction as a Mental Health Disorder

Playing a video game can be a fun, easy way to relax, but what happens when you can’t quite get yourself to stop? Leisure time has its limit, but for some who play video games, that limit never comes. Now, the World Health Organization is recognizing the problem, according to anonymous sources (“Video Game Addiction …

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Study: More Teen Girls are Inflicting Self-Harm, But Why?

What would you do if you found out a young female in your life was contemplating suicide? New research suggests that incidents of self-harm are rising among young girls and women. Recently, a letter published by the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at the rates of suicide among young adults (Mercado, Holland, Leemis, …

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stress

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: How You Can Help

Many people may be unaware of the fact that September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Every year, more than 41,000 people take their own lives. The impact of suicide is far-reaching, and there’s no better time to talk about it than now. As the National Alliance on Mental Illness explains, the month of September was …

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brain, health, mind

Woman Removed from Flight for Mental Illness, But Why?

What happens when mental illness is misinterpreted by the general public? As one woman recently discovered, it makes for a difficult time on an airplane. Ann-Marie Finch, a 31-year-old with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), attempted to leave Murcia Airport in Spain aboard a plane on August 22, but was stopped on the tarmac. Finch had …

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Men, Women and Money: Who is Better at Finances?

If you’re female and you think you’re better with money than your male counterparts, you’re not imagining it (Sorry, boys!). This is according to new data from Fidelity Investments, which indicates females may have the edge when it comes to investing their cash. Researchers looked at eight million investment accounts to draw their conclusions. They …

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