Psychology & Psychiatry

Men's greater reluctance to seek mental health care

Many men with mental health problems do not seek treatment for their symptoms. Both knowledge of and attitudes toward mental ill health play their part, as does the men's educational level. These findings emerge from a thesis ...

Addiction

Does Alcoholics Anonymous actually work?

Alcoholics and narcotics anonymous are 12-step peer support groups where people who have alcohol or other drug problems are supported by others who have had similar problems ("peers"), rather than professionals. They are ...

Addiction

Alcohol problems are severely undertreated, researchers report

Some 16 million Americans are believed to have alcohol use disorder, and an estimated 93,000 people in the U.S. die from alcohol-related causes each year. Both of those numbers are expected to grow as a result of heavier ...

Addiction

Web-based therapy effective for alcohol use disorder

While alcohol dependency is becoming increasingly common, it is difficult to obtain help. However, new research presented in a doctoral thesis by Magnus Johansson at Karolinska Institutet shows that web-based CBT is no less ...

Addiction

Alcohol marketing and underage drinking

A new study by a research team including scientists from the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation provides a systematic review of research that examines relationships between exposure ...

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