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Vital Signs: Prevention: Efficacy of Tobacco Taxes Tied to Gene Type
A study found that smokers with a variant of a gene connected to nicotine addiction are more likely to respond to higher taxes on cigarettes.
Source: NYT Health - December 10, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: cigarettes smoking Body Featured Source Type: news
Depression, pathological dependence, and risky behaviour in adolescence - Amorosi M, Ruggieri F, Franchi G, Masci I.
During adolescence, there is an increased chance of increased incidence of depression and the development of addictive/dependent behaviours such as pathological gambling, excessive Internet use and compulsive shopping, Here we present a psychoeducational a...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 10, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Are Porn Actresses “Damaged Goods”?
Anti-porn advocates often proclaim that porn actresses are “damaged goods.” Supposedly they're more likely to: (1) have been victims of childhood sexual abuse, (2) be psychologically damaged and (3) use alcohol and other substances to numb the pain. A recent study sheds some light.read more
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 10, 2012 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Gad Saad, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Evolutionary Psychology Happiness Sex Work alcohol barbiturates catherine mackinnon childhood sexual abuse cocaine damaged good hypothesis damaged goods demographic variables double whammy drug use ecstasy female Source Type: news
Hook-Up and Alcohol Cultures
Have the "Hook-Up Culture" and the "Alcohol Culture" become the dominant ones on our college campuses? If so, what are the various causes—and solutions?read more
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 10, 2012 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Edward F. D. Spencer, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Relationships Sex Social Life alcohol culture chicago tribune fantasies friends with benefits harvard psychologist hook up intimacy liking middle school students millennials night stand oral intercourse oral sex Source Type: news
VIDEO: 'Addicts need treatment not jail'
The idea of a royal commission to consider decriminalising illegal drugs has been ruled out by the prime minister.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 10, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Turning From Success to Significance
What's it like for a man to get older? Are there differences between life's first and second halves?read more
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 10, 2012 Category: Addiction Authors: David J. Powell, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction 60s 80s androgel baby boomers biological markers bodily functions chronic illnesses game plan guideposts hormones levinson majority of men physical changes progressive changes ringo starr sedentary lives spiritu Source Type: news
What's Your Drinking Style?
In the end, the most helpful thing you can do is ask yourself: What kind of a drinking life do I feel most comfortable with, given who I really am?read more
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 10, 2012 Category: Addiction Authors: Leah Odze Epstein Tags: Addiction abstinence distinction drinking Gretchen Rubin happiness happy life health insight moderation mottoes s books samuel johnson self control sweets temperance the happiness project ups ups and downs vicarious p Source Type: news
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) 23rd Annual Meeting & SymposiumAmerican Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) 23rd Annual Meeting & Symposium
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAAP 2012. Medscape Psychiatry
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 10, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news
Workaholic Breakdown: Second Turning Point
The loss of integrity is a tragic outcome that occurs as the workaholic breakdown progresses.read more
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 10, 2012 Category: Addiction Authors: Barbara Killinger, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Self-Help adrenalin character changes chronic fatigue compassion defense mechanisms denial empathy fairness guilt honesty intelligent decisions intuition obsessive thinking october 26 paranoia rapid decline se Source Type: news
Zogenix shares crash after negative FDA panel vote
(Reuters) - Shares of drugmaker Zogenix Inc lost nearly half of their value on Monday after a regulatory advisory committee voted against approving the company's painkiller due to addiction risks, and analysts said a U.S. approval was now unlikely.
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Excess does not an "addiction" make.read more
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 10, 2012 Category: Addiction Authors: Stanton E. Samenow, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Law and Crime aggression approval addiction attention disorder attention disorders children with conduct disorders chocoholics david walsh endeavors fascination game scenario gravitate personality disorders rapt conce Source Type: news
“Can men feel how much I want to have an affair?”
Recognizing the other’s emotions is a significant aspect of emotional intelligence. In romantic love this ability is considerably enhanced when you are ready to fall in love or are sexually aroused. Other people can sense your readiness or eagerness for romance, which in turn increases their attraction toward you. Can this happen after 30 years of faithful marriage?read more
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - December 10, 2012 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Aaron Ben-Zeév, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Ethics and Morality Happiness Philosophy Relationships Sex Social Life affair belief that deterioration eagerness emotional contagion emotional intelligence emotions francois de la rochefoucauld love love affair Source Type: news
Alcohol pricing policies save lives and increase profits, experts say
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Setting minimum prices for alcohol increases health and economic benefits, say international experts, who met today for a seminar on alcohol pricing and public health.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 10, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Exposure Therapy for HOCD?
For some HOCD sufferers, addiction presents an obstacle to standard OCD Exposure & Response Prevention therapy. Even if an addict stops seeking the reward of relief (from testing or analysis), exposure to porn still activates his sensitized addiction pathways.read more
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 9, 2012 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Marnia Robinson Tags: Addiction Neuroscience Psychiatry Sex addiction recovery brain changes brain circuits compulsions constellation doorknob exposure therapy Fears HOCD no doubts Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ocd treatment resisting the urge Source Type: news
Andrew Chetley obituary
My father, Andrew Chetley, who has died of cancer aged 61, dedicated his first book, The Baby Killer Scandal (1979), to the "millions of children born into poverty", a cause to which he dedicated his entire career. This publication, an investigative report into the promotion and sale of powdered infant milk in the developing world, and subsequent lobbying around the issue, fuelled his passion for health activism. The introduction of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes (1981) was a direct result of his participation in the advocacy campaign at the World Health Assembly.Born in Canada, Andrew was e...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 9, 2012 Category: Science Tags: Children Obituaries Charities Pharmaceuticals industry Health guardian.co.uk Infant and child mortality Canada Science Global development Source Type: news
Women And Men Appear To Benefit In Different Ways From Alcoholics Anonymous Participation
A new study finds differences in the ways that participation in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) helps men and women maintain sobriety. Two Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators found that, while many factors are helpful to all AA participants, some were stronger in men and some in women. For example, avoidance of companions who encourage drinking and social situations in which drinking is common had more powerful benefits for men, while increased confidence in the ability to avoid drinking while feeling sad, depressed or anxious appeared to be more important for women...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 9, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news
Can the Cocaine-rush of New Love be Sustained for 50 Years?
Typically, the law of diminishing returns applies in the realm of love relationships. Over time, a kiss generally has relatively diminished power to produce the same explosion of feeling as it once did. No relationship remains in the cocaine-rush phase forever as a rule. There are exceptions to every rule however…read more
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - December 8, 2012 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr. Shauna H. Springer Tags: Happiness Relationships Self-Help Sex addicted to love addiction attraction brains chemistry cocaine rush cocaine rush phase continuation crack cocaine diminishing returns effects of smoking falling in love fighting first Source Type: news
FDA panel opposes recommending painkiller, cites safety
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel of outside experts voted against recommending Zogenix Inc's Zohydro (hydrocodone bitartrate) for FDA approval on Friday, citing concerns about the danger of addiction posed by opioids.
Source: Modern Medicine - December 8, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news
Genes May Influence Effectiveness of Anti-Smoking Policies
New strategies needed to combat tobacco addiction in people with certain genetic makeups, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genes and Gene Therapy, Quitting Smoking
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 7, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
'Escape Fire' Exposes Flaws Of American Healthcare
In Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare", director Matthew Heineman exposes what he sees as flaws in the U.S. healthcare system, such as a doctor who can spend just minutes with her patients to a soldier addicted to painkillers. Colonel Chester 'Trip' Buckenmaier III, of the U.S. Army Medical Corps, describes the military's efforts to swap pain pills for alternative therapies, like acupuncture and yoga.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 7, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Opioid Overdose Focus of AMA/CDC Education Effort
(MedPage Today) -- Both the federal government and organized medicine announced moves this week aimed at attacking the opioid addiction and overdose problems.
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - December 7, 2012 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news
EPO Doping In Elite Cycling: No Evidence Of Benefit, But High Risk Of Harm
The drug erythropoietin, often called EPO, is banned from sports because it is believed to enhance an athlete's performance and give people who use it an unfair advantage over unenhanced competitors. However a new systemic review of existing research, published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, reveals that there is no scientific evidence that it does enhance performance, but there is evidence that using it in sport could place a user's health and life at risk...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news
Research Identifies A Way To Block Memories Associated With PTSD Or Drug Addiction
New research from Western University could lead to better treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and drug addiction by effectively blocking memories. The research performed by Nicole Lauzon, a PhD candidate in the laboratory of Steven Laviolette at Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has revealed a common mechanism in a region of the brain called the pre-limbic cortex, can control the recall of memories linked to both aversive, traumatic experiences associated with PTSD and rewarding memories linked to drug addiction...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news
Prevention Of Alcohol, Marijuana Use By Children Could Be In The Hands Of Their Parents
New research from North Carolina State University, Brigham Young University and the Pennsylvania State University finds that parental involvement is more important than the school environment when it comes to preventing or limiting alcohol and marijuana use by children. "Parents play an important role in shaping the decisions their children make when it comes to alcohol and marijuana," says Dr. Toby Parcel, a professor of sociology at NC State and co-author of a paper on the work...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news
Alcohol Is a Way of Coping
To what extent do people drink to help them deal with unresolved traumas and conflicts?read more
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 6, 2012 Category: Addiction Authors: Stephen Joseph, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Health Psychiatry Therapy advertisers adverts alcohol alcohol misuse alcohol problems ansari compassionate society conflicts consultant psychiatrist conversation drinks emotional pain everyday life fabulous memo Source Type: news
Feds Ease Access to Suboxone
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Patients in U.S. addiction treatment programs will no longer have to wait a year to be eligible for therapy with buprenorphine (Suboxone), according to a new federal rule.
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 6, 2012 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
Survival Mode and Evolutionary Mismatch
When we live in environments that are drastically different from the ones we’re biologically adapted for, our threshold for "survival mode" triggers is lowered. Repeated triggering leads to stress and pain.read more
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - December 6, 2012 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John Montgomery, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Depression Evolutionary Psychology Neuroscience agricultural methods ancestors animal husbandry darwinian evolution delicacies emotional health fruits vegetables genetic changes human beings hundreds of thousands hunt Source Type: news
Yet Another Reason to Legalize Marijuana
Studies show our youth have been turning to dangerous synthetic cannabinoids to get high. Eliminate the temptation by relaxing drug laws.read more
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 5, 2012 Category: Addiction Authors: Kristian Marlow, M.A. Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Health Law and Crime afternoon cocktails alcohol consumption alcohol prohibition baptists cigar smoker congregationalists distilleries domestic violence dramatic increase early evening evangelical Source Type: news
Sex Addiction: Rejected Yet Again by APA
It was a fight to the finish: would sex addiction be in or out of the new "Bible" of psychiatric disorders? In the end, sex addiction was ruled as "not worth further research" by the American Psychiatric Association.read more
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 5, 2012 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: David J. Ley, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Sex addiction industry American Psychiatric Association behavior problems bill insurance companies brain science clai diagnostic categories down syndrome dsm dsm5 hypersexual disorder interesting research mental disor Source Type: news
Quitting Cold Turkey: Better Than Smoking Cessation Programs
The vast majority of smokers who quit succeed by themselves. This raises an interesting dilemma for planned treatments both drug-based and behavioral. Are supposed help givers doing the opposite?read more
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 5, 2012 Category: Addiction Authors: Nigel Barber, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Evolutionary Psychology Self-Help Therapy addictive substances aversion therapy chemical addictions cold turkey cravings dilemma family practices feeling nauseous health toll initial attempt neural receptors nicotin Source Type: news
Can Excessive Cellphone Use Become an Addiction?
New study suggests potential harm, but one expert says jury is still out on the issue Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 4, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Big Changes In Psychiatry’s ‘Bible’ Of Disorders
WebMD Medical News By Daniel J. DeNoon Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Dec. 3, 2012 — A major revision to the diagnostic “bible” — which defines what is and what is not a mental illness — has the final approval of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The approval means the final draft of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5, will be official when it is published in May 2013. Ten years in the making, the rewritten manual has been embroiled in controversy. One outspoken critic is Allen J. Frances, MD, chair of the task force that developed...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 4, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mreal197 Tags: WebMD News Source Type: news
When You Can’t Afford Psychotherapy
You know you’re in trouble. Maybe you’ve been depressed for what seems like ages. You can’t get motivated to do things. You don’t enjoy doing the things that used to give you the most pleasure. Your sleep and appetite are off. Sex? You can’t be bothered. Much to your distress, thoughts of self-harm or ending it all drift through your head. Or maybe you’re a bundle of nerves. You are so anxious you just want to hide. You’re nervous about your job. You’re scared to speak up even when you know you should and could. You are so anxious that you are anxious about being anxious. Or maybe the issues are about relat...
Source: Psych Central - December 4, 2012 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Anxiety Children and Teens Depression Disorders Family General Health Insurance Healthy Living Psychotherapy Self-Esteem Self-Help Spirituality Stress Substance Abuse Treatment Appetite Brighter Si Source Type: news
Asperger's not in DSM-5 mental health manual
‘Asperger's syndrome dropped from psychiatrists' handbook’, is the headline in The Guardian. The news is based on a press release from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) announcing the approval by their Board of Trustees of a revised fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The DSM was first published in 1952 and is often referred to as the 'psychiatrists' bible' in the US. The DSM is essentially designed to be a ‘user manual to diagnose mental illness’ – providing US psychiatrists with clear definitions of what pattern of symptoms correspond to specific conditi...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 4, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health QA articles Source Type: news
Are You Addicted To Your Mobile Phone?
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 3, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Anxiety Cell Phone Elizabeth Waterman nomophobia Paula Ebben Smartphone Source Type: news
We Admitted We Were Powerless
It's not easy to admit we aren't in the driver's seat.read more
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 3, 2012 Category: Addiction Authors: Samantha Smithstein, Psy.D. Tags: Addiction Relationships Self-Help Spirituality 12 steps admission alanon children of men Choices good reason happiness outright exposure participation powerlessness superstition unhappiness Source Type: news
Narcissism vs. Authentic Self-Esteem
Genuine self-respect grows from living up to our own standards. Narcissism is a defensive cover for an underlying sense of shame, the very opposite of authentic self-esteem.read more
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 3, 2012 Category: Addiction Authors: Joseph Burgo, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Happiness Self-Help Therapy admiration college students compliment drugs egos external sources favorite food feelings habit having sex insatiable need low self-esteem narcissism New York Times parents pizza Source Type: news
Legalization of Marijuana Is Okay
Readers of this blog know that addiction is a psychological symptom, a compulsive behavior driven exactly like other compulsions, and readily understandable and treatable. This perspective can be helpful in thinking about the recent election, in which two states legalized the recreational use of marijuana.read more
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 3, 2012 Category: Addiction Authors: Lance Dodes, M.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Self-Help Therapy compulsions compulsive behavior drug addiction drug cartels drug use feelings gateway drug legalization of marijuana marijuana legalization motor vehicle accidents nicotine prison Source Type: news
Skill at Substance Use
Alcohol use has always been ubiquitous among human societies, while new drugs are regularly added to our pharmaceutical cornucopia - and increasingly so for young Americans in the form of psychiatric pharmaceuticals. Under these conditions, skill at use of substances is a necessary concomitant to modern life. read more
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 2, 2012 Category: Addiction Authors: Stanton Peele Tags: Addiction alcohol users chemical aids drugs of abuse farming towns fermentation of alcohol human civilization human societies infinite creation lance armstrong life skill methamphetamines patrick mcgovern potential power psychi Source Type: news
Compare and Despair
We can get swept up in comparisons, looking at other’s lives from the outside and wondering why we aren’t fortunate enough to live such a rich existence. We can compare ourselves to our own desires, believing that if we were “better” we might find happiness in our dreams coming true. How do we stop the comparing and despairing to discover happiness in the present?read more
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 2, 2012 Category: Addiction Authors: Ingrid Mathieu, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Happiness Resilience Self-Help Spirituality clinical psychologist cup of tea daily inspiration desires dreams emotional sobriety Facebook gap glimpse ingrid perfect peace rich existence spiritual pract Source Type: news
Turn Your Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones!
Helen Keller once wrote: “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.” As we navigate through challenging times toward a better future, it’s useful to visit some tried and true ideas regarding life hardiness and resiliency....read more
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - December 2, 2012 Category: Nutrition Authors: Preston Ni, M.S.B.A. Tags: Addiction Aging Anxiety Behavioral Economics Child Development Cognition Creativity Depression Diet Eating Disorders Education Environment Ethics and Morality Evolutionary Psychology Gender Happiness Health Intelligence Source Type: news