Health

'Drunkorexia:' A recipe for disaster

It is well known that eating disorders are common among teens and college students. Heavy alcohol consumption is another well-known unhealthy habit of this age group. A new study from the University of Missouri shows that ...

Health

Bongs, booze and baby boomers

If you ask someone what a typical heavy drinker or drug user looks like, they're probably more likely to evoke images of Gen Ys with tattoos and piercings than greying baby boomers.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Experts call for earlier diagnosis of bipolar disorder

Delays in the diagnosis of bipolar disorder, particularly in those with alcohol and substance misuse disorders, could be preventing people from receiving effective treatment for the condition, according to a new study by ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Increase in probable PTSD among British military veterans

New research from King's College London suggests the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan may have led to an increase in the rate of probable Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among members of the UK Armed Forces.

Addiction

Alcohol drinking in the elderly: Risks and benefits

The Royal College of Psychiatrists of London has published a report related primarily to problems of unrecognized alcohol misuse among the elderly. The report provides guidelines for psychiatrists and family physicians on ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Exploring mental health through Kendrick Lamar's lyrics

Kendrick Lamar's major-label debut album good kid m.A.A.d. city, released in October 2012, provides rich narratives relating to important mental health themes, including addiction, depression and stress resilience, according ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study identifies factors related to violence in veterans

A national survey identifies which U.S. military veterans may be at most risk of aggression after deployment and what strategies could potentially help reduce likelihood of violence when service members return home.

Health

Impulsive alcoholics likely to die sooner

Alcohol and impulsivity are a dangerous mix: People with current drinking problems and poor impulse control are more likely to die in the next 15 years, a new study suggests. However, they could get by with a little help ...

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