Helping others helps teens stay on the road to addiction recovery

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Helping others helps teens stay on the road to addiction recovery

November 9th, 2011 in Health

A new study of teens undergoing substance abuse treatment finds helping others helps the adolescent helper by reducing cravings for alcohol and drugs, a major precipitator of relapse. These novel findings stem from the "Helping Others" study (http://helpingotherslivesober.org) led by Maria Pagano, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University S...

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people who practice self-injury

Posted by sun-cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

During the past 10 years two Colorado professors have collected the widest available base of knowledge about people who practice self-injury and now are offering new insights into people who deliberately injure themselves by cutting, burning, branding and bone-breaking.

Patti Adler, a professor of sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Peter Adler, a professor of sociology and criminology at the University of Denver, conducted in-depth ...

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social environment to high attempted suicide rates among gay youth

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Study links social environment to high attempted suicide rates among gay youth

April 18th, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Psychology & Psychiatry

In the wake of several highly publicized suicides by gay teenagers, a new study finds that a negative social environment surrounding gay youth is associated with high rates of suicide attempts by lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth. The study, "The Social Environment and Suicide Attempts in a Population-Based Samp...

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Primary care targeted for suicide prevention efforts

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Primary care targeted for suicide prevention efforts

April 11th, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Health

Dr. Judith Salzer is Associate Dean for Strategic Management at the Georgia Health Sciences University College of Nursing. Credit: Phil Jones

Forty-five percent of the 32,000 Americans who take their own lives each year visit their primary care provider within one month of their death. Ninety percent have a mental health or substance a...

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Having trouble sharing or understanding emotions?

Posted by sun-cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Having trouble sharing or understanding emotions? MU researcher believes affection could help

April 6th, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Psychology & Psychiatry

Every person has some level of alexithymia, as it is the personality trait which keeps people from sharing or even understanding their own emotions. Now, one University of Missouri researcher's latest study indicates that affectionate communication, such as hu...

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Low income associated with mental disorders and suicide attempts

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Low income associated with mental disorders and suicide attempts

April 4th, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Psychology & Psychiatry

Low levels of household income are associated with several lifetime mental disorders and suicide attempts, and a decrease in income is associated with a higher risk for anxiety, substance use, and mood disorders, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of General Psychiatry.

"To date, findin...

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Personality disorders are 'widespread', say experts

Posted by sun-cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Personality disorders are 'widespread', say experts

9 February 2011 Last updated at 04:12 GMT

Personality disorders are widespread, experts say

We need to be more aware of personality disorders - which are more prevalent than people realise, say experts.

Prof Eddie Kane, of the Institute of Mental Health, said 4% of people have such a condition, with some studies showing rates as high as 13%.

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Alcoholics can curb drinking with use of a pill

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Alcoholics can curb drinking with use of a pill

December 15, 2010 By Katherine Kahn

A little-used medication can help treat alcoholism, an updated review of studies confirms.

At any given time, about 5 percent of the population suffers from an addiction to alcohol, often with devastating consequences to work, family, friends and health. Twelve-step programs have been the mainstay for helping alcoholics to quit drinking, but a significant ...

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People with severe mental illness 12 times more likely to commit suicide

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People with severe mental illness 12 times more likely to commit suicide

December 6, 2010

People with psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, are 12 times more likely to commit suicide than average, according to research released today by King's Health Partners.

The research found that the rate of suicide was highest in the first year following diagnosis (12 times national average) and that high risk persisted ...

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Treatment of Eating Disorders (NICE Guidelines)

Posted by sun-cornwall on October 19, 2009 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

To find out more about The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence follow this link:-

 

http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/cg009niceguidance.pdf

Self Harm

Posted by sun-cornwall on October 19, 2009 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Pain and deliberate self-harm

Michaela Swales

Copied from http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/en/pain/microsite/culture4.html

Deliberate self-harm is a troubling aspect of adolescence (and possi...

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