There Is Hope In Battling Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is a chronic, debilitating disease that has become a serious issue in our society.  Prolonged substance abuse can result in both long-term chemical and structural changes in the brain. The reward pathway and the “feel good” neurotransmitter, dopamine, are heavily involved in this process. The pleasure felt from taking these addictive drugs is…
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Should We Try To Prevent PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a debilitating mental illness formed after a painful or terrifying experience. Many different situations can trigger PTSD, but there is a large concern for the prevalence within the military. Some of the situations our troops experience are unimaginable, and it shouldn’t come as any surprise that they can have lasting effects…
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Three Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Schizophrenia

  Up until recently, my knowledge of the psychiatric disease, schizophrenia, was pretty limited, and I think many others can relate. All I really knew was that common symptoms include hallucinations and that it’s commonly diagnosed later in life. Over the past year, I have taken up more of an interest in mental health and…
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Why It’s Important To Treat Your Body With Love

Most of us have likely experienced at least some feelings of insecurity about our bodies at some point in our lives – that self-conscious voice that tells us our waists are not small enough, our legs are too thick, our arms are too flabby, our chests are too flat. Negative body-image thoughts can take many…
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