(Medical Xpress)—The idea that an individual might suffer from a sexual addiction is great fodder for radio talk shows, comedians and late night TV. But a sex addiction is no laughing matter. Relationships are destroyed, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Prescription pain killers – a leading cause of youth addiction and easily accessible in the family medicine cabinet – have caused an alarming rise in heroin abuse in New Jersey and ...
Addiction Oct 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) have identified mechanisms in the brain responsible for regulating cocaine-seeking behavior, providing an avenue for drug development that could greatly reduce ...
Neuroscience Oct 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Mother rats respond much differently to cocaine than female rats that have never given birth, according to new University of Michigan research that looks at both behavior and brain chemistry.
Neuroscience Oct 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A study of binge-drinking rodents suggests that knocking back a few drinks every few days may swiftly reduce one's capacity to control alcohol intake. Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) found signs of cognitive ...
Addiction Oct 15, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
An Indiana University study has provided preliminary evidence that by measuring brain activity through the use of neuroimaging, researchers can predict who is likely to have an easier time getting off drugs ...
Neuroscience Oct 14, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Teena Adler can feel the onset of her manic episodes: that swift, dramatic toggle from normalcy to paranoia. Sights, smells and sounds are amplified by a thousand. Her thoughts race, and Adler sometimes goes days without ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
HRT therapy has been subject to much discussion due to both positive effects (reduced risk of cardiovascular disease) and negative effects (increased risk of breast cancer). A paper published in the BMJ Group's Journal of ...
Cardiology Oct 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
On a muggy evening in the north Indian city of Amritsar, Sunil Sharma prepares for another heroin hit in a decrepit, abandoned building.
Addiction Sep 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Although some recent scientific reports have equated the over-consumption of food to drug addiction, there are many differences between the neurobiology of the behaviors, Yale School of Medicine researchers ...
Neuroscience Sep 27, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
People worried about the amount of time they spend online are invited to take part in a study about internet addiction.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A call for change is afoot in the difficult and often heartbreaking world of addiction treatment.
Addiction Sep 26, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
The financial effects of alcoholism on the family members of addicts can be massive, but little is known about whether treatment for alcoholism reduces that financial burden. A study of 48 German families published online ...
Addiction Sep 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A Florida State University researcher is on a mission to explore the gene-controlling effects of addictive drugs in pursuit of new HIV treatments.
HIV & AIDS Sep 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—High cognitive functioning enhances one's readiness to change addictive behavior, according to a study published in the September issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.
Addiction Sep 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0