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Mental Health

How does detoxification work?

It seems counterintuitive to give drugs to people suffering from substance addiction, but this is often necessary to ensure the patient’s safety. Withdrawal symptoms can be so severe that it results in seizures, hyper-excitability, cessation of breathing, and sometimes death. Delirium tremens is said in the medical community to describe severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms that… Read More

What are benzodiazepines?

Benzodiazepines (benzos for short) used to be called “mild or minor tranquilizers.” They’re typically prescribed to patients who suffer from anxiety disorders, and are a classification of drugs that include Xanax, Valium, and Librium. Rohypnol, although not legal in the United States, is also considered a benzodiazepine that is colloquially known as a “date-rape drug”… Read More

The risks in prescription drug abuse

Drug overdose is the number 1 cause of accidental death in the United States. In any given year, roughly 50,000 people die a year from drug overdose, with more than half of these overdoses related to prescription drugs. The CDC data from 2000-2015 shows that more people die from commonly prescribed opioids than from heroin… Read More

Empty Nest Syndrome

While empty nest syndrome isn’t a clinical diagnosis, it’s often followed by symptoms similar to depression. Parents tend to experience empty nest syndrome when their last child leaves home. While parents work hard to raise independent adults, letting go is painful and emotionally taxing. What are the symptoms of empty nest syndrome? Empty nest syndrome… Read More

What is Love Addiction?

Love addiction might sound like something from out of a movie, but it’s a real addiction that has a true impact on the lives of people suffering from it, as well as those around them. But just what is love addiction and how can it be helped? Read on to find out what love addiction… Read More

Spring has Sprung: Seasonal Affective Disorder & its Effects on Mood

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and the impact on our moods have only recently become an issue that many of us are aware of. As the sunshine-filled hours grow shorter and the evening hours longer and cooler, many of us feel a profound change in our moods and overall mental well-being. Spring brings with it the… Read More

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