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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Eating disorders can affect people of all ages

Dear Mayo Clinic: Is it common for someone in their 50s to develop an eating disorder?

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Nothing clinically 'wrong' with obsessive gamers, new study finds

Research by Oxford University, carried out in partnership with Cardiff University, and published today in Clinical Psychological Science, has found little evidence to suggest an unhealthy passion for gaming amongst adolescents, ...

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Have a vexing problem? Sleep on it.

New Northwestern University research shows people actually might solve a problem better if they "sleep on it." In fact, the researchers were able to improve problem solving upon waking by manipulating a critical process during ...

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Bad break-ups may not trigger weight gain from emotional eating

That pint of ice cream after a nasty breakup may not do as much damage as you think. Despite the emotional turmoil, people on average do not report gaining weight after a relationship dissolution, according to new research.

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Dopamine agonists tied to higher risk for psychiatric events

(HealthDay)—Patients with primary restless leg syndrome who begin dopamine agonist (DA) therapy may be at increased risk for adverse psychiatric events, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal ...

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Competitive people are more prone to drug consumption

Hostile and competitive people are more likely to give in to drug consumption, according to a study published by a research group at the University of Cordoba (Spain). When a person faces a decision regarding these kinds ...

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Florida commission says mental health system needs overhaul

Florida's mental health system is underfunded and needs to be overhauled, with better coordination between providers, law enforcement and educators, the commission investigating last year's high school massacre recommended ...

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Young adults not seeking treatment for substance use disorders

A growing number of young adults are dealing with a substance use disorder—in some cases, multiple substance use disorders—and not seeking help, according to a study published in the Journal of American College Health.