Drug Abuse & PTSD
Treating post-traumatic stress disorder can be tough when adding in substance dependence. New treatment methods have shown promise in helping both issues.
Marijuana & Anxiety
The human brain is still in a state of rapid development during the teen years. Can using marijuana disrupt normal brain growth? A recent study followed a group of teens for 15 years to see how marijuana affected their mental health.
Being Unable to Conceive
The stress of dealing with infertility take both a physical and emotional toll on women's bodies. Now, there's evidence that this stress can lead to mental health conditions as well.
Drinking Makes Teens Feel Isolated
In schools where drinking isn’t something everyone does, those who do drink can often feel outcast. This isolation can cause grades to slip over time.
Do Warnings on Cigarette Packs Work?
Ex-smokers who notice the warning labels on cigarette packs are less likely to start smoking again. How much of a difference do these really warning labels make for ex-smokers? A four-country survey asks ex-smokers about cigarette warning labels over the course of 5 years to determine if they make any impact on whether or not they return to the smoking life. Warning labels may not be 100 percent effective, but they do appear to make a difference. Encourage people to notice warning labels on cigarette packs. Researchers from the VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Can...
Are You Addicted to Work?
Do you get stressed if you can't work? Do you work so much that your health, hobbies, family and family fall by the wayside? A new assessment may classify you a workaholic. A group of researchers from the United Kingdom and Norway have developed a scale for work addiction that is designed to help clinicians and people in general determine whether they have an unhealthy relationship with working. Balance your work and play time. Cecilie Schou Andreassen , of the Department of Psychosocial Science at the University of Bergen in Norway, and colleagues developed the Bergen Work A...
Do Anti-Tobacco Ads Really Work?
A new look at data from anti-smoking ads may influence how campaigns are targeted in the future. There's no doubt that smoking is bad, but what is the best way to get the message across?
Kappa Kappa Opioid Receptor
Opioid receptors in the brain are the target of many legal and illegal drugs, from hospital anesthetics to heroin. Until recently the details of these important receptors has been somewhat of a mystery.
Teacher Can You Hear Me?
When young children use alcohol and illicit drugs, the effects on their mental health can be lasting and dramatic. Parenting is key to avoiding alcohol and drug use, but teachers can have an effect as well.
Helping You Helps Your Employer
While issues with mental health may cause problems with work, ignoring the issues will only make it worse, studies suggest.