Psychology & Psychiatry

PTSD, certain prescriptions for PTSD may raise risk for dementia

Researchers are discovering that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a significant risk factor in developing dementia. Dementia is a memory problem that affects a person's ability to carry out usual tasks. Dementia is ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Expert outlines medical approach to treatment of traumatized refugees

What's the best approach to mental health treatment for refugees with posttraumatic symptoms? One clinic with extensive experience in managing traumatized refugees recommends a medical approach combining psychoactive medications, ...

Pediatrics

Most drugs safe to take while breastfeeding

(HealthDay)—Most medications are safe to take while breastfeeding, according to updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published online Aug. 26 in Pediatrics.

Addiction

Alprazolam and heroin related deaths

(Medical Xpress)—A powerful anti-anxiety drug has been involved in a rising number of heroin-related deaths (HRDs) in Victoria in recent years, according to new research.

Other

New Dangers of 'Clubbing Drugs' on the Web

Two University of Hertfordshire academics will release new evidence about the dangers of ‘Spice’ drugs today at the first International Psychonaut Web Mapping Conference in Ancona, Italy.