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By On March 28th, 2019

Social anxiety disorder may lead to the development of alcohol use disorder

A new study from researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health suggests social anxiety disorder may directly contribute to an increased risk for alcohol use disorder. Unlike other forms of anxiety disorders, social anxiety disorder could be causally linked to a greater risk of problematic drinking and alcohol use disorder according to the report…

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By On March 21st, 2019

New website wants to help you understand your genetic risk for depression and bipolar disorder

A new website created by researchers at the University of New South Wales aims to help people better understand their hereditary or genetic risk of developing depression or bipolar disorder through an educational journey. After creating a free account on the website at links.neura.edu, users start the process with a short anonymous questionnaire which explores…

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By On March 14th, 2019

U.S. saw all-time high deaths from suicide, drugs, and alcohol in 2017

Deaths from substance abuse and suicide reached an all-time high in America in 2017 according to a troubling new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DCD) and the Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust. Throughout the year, more than 150,000 Americans died from drug use, alcohol, or suicide –…

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By On March 12th, 2019

Vitamin pills and supplements don’t fight depression like a healthy diet does

While growing evidence suggests that maintaining a healthy diet can help prevent depression, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates simply taking vitamin pills or other supplements won’t cut it. The study of more than 1,000 overweight or obese individuals from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, and Spain,…

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