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Despite Therapists' Misgivings, AA and Other Mutual-Help Groups Are Shown Effective
Among mental health professionals, there is some skepticism about the value of AA and other groups to many types of patients. Therapists express concern that atheist or highly religious people may have difficulty with the religious aspects of AA and other ...
Influx of Boomer Addicts Enter Nursing Homes
As the Woodstock generation ages, older adults struggling with chemical dependency in addition to medical issues are becoming more and more common in nursing homes, leaving many facilities struggling for resources even as state legislatures expand funding f...
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26 Genes Linked to Alcoholism, Other Addictions
A genome analysis funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has identified 188 genetic variants, most of which occur within 26 genes, as being associated with alcoholism. Of those thought to p...
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Young Hispanic and Elderly Asian Women at Highest Risk for Suicide
Young Hispanic and older Asian females have notably higher rates of suicide and suicidal ideation than their non-Hispanic white counterparts, reported experts from the New York State Office of Mental Health at a hearing of the State Assembly last week. In ...
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Less Than 1/3 of American Mental Health Disorders Treated
A survey of Americans' psychiatric needs shows that while almost 30 percent of the population suffers from mental health disorders, less than one-third of those affected receive treatment for them. The study, which involved comprehensive interviews of 816 ...
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Can Alcohol Inhibit Aggression?
The belligerence associated with barrooms and their brawls is just one possible effect of alcohol consumption, shows a new study by University of Kentucky psychologists. Hypothesizing an "attention-allocation model" that proposes drinking affects the areas...
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Big Girls Don't...Go To College?
Obese girls are half as likely to attend college as their thinner peers, shows a new study appearing in Sociology of Education. They are also more likely to consider killing themselves and to try drugs or alcohol. Analyzing data on almost 11,000 adolescent...
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PsychBriefs: October 6-12, 2007
Medication May Treat Alcoholism Topiramate, an anticonvulsant used to control seizures, has been shown to perform better than a placebo in treating alcoholism. Researchers tested 371 alcohol-dependent men and women in a randomized 14-week trial and found th...
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Researching a New Avenue in Treatment of Alcoholism
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has granted $1.9 million in funding to Gerard J. Connors, Ph.D., professor of Psychology at the University of Buffalo, as well as director of the University's Research Institute on Addictions...
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