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Posts Tagged ‘Mood disorders’

By On June 30th, 2017

Over half of all opioid prescriptions go to people with mood disorders

Mood disorders like anxiety and depression are well-known to face higher risks of substance abuse and addiction. This hasn’t stopped doctors across the United States from prescribing potentially addictive opioids to people struggling with these types of mental health problems, according to a new report raising questions about how medical professionals are responding to the…

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By On March 27th, 2015

Bipolar Disorder Characterized By Recurrent Symptoms

A new 5-year naturalistic study finds the course of bipolar disorder is rarely chronic, but recurrences are highly common, according to a new report published in the journal Bipolar Disorders. A team of researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finland, find chronicity, or extended un-interrupted episodes, were seen in only 1.3% of the 156 patients with…

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By On September 27th, 2012

Suicide rate soars in U.S. to the #1 cause of death

Suicide has overtaken traffic deaths as the number one cause of injury-related deaths in the U.S. In the past ten years the suicide rate has risen 15% while deaths from motor vehicle accidents declined by 25%. In the same decade deaths from poisonings and falls rose according to a study published in the American Journal…

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