Delusional parasitosis, also known as delusions of parasitosis, is a condition characterized by an affected individual’s mistaken, deep-seated belief that he or she has a serious parasite or insect infestation. In some cases, the condition results from the use/abuse of one of several different illegal drugs and legal medications. In the United States, this form [...]
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Drug abuse and depression are two of America’s major ongoing public health concerns. About four percent of all US adults have a severe depressive illness called major depression, while another six percent have depressive illnesses that are less severe but still medically significant. At the same time, roughly 22 percent of American teens and adults [...]
Consuming media is almost a full time job in the modern world. We are faced with multiple sources of media as well as several different ways in which to take it in. We have the traditional newspapers, magazines, radio, and even television sources, and only over the last decade or so have we also gained [...]
When we see Hollywood stars looking fashionable and smiling on the red carpet it can be tough to realize that, as humans, they experience many of the same trials and woes as those of us who walk down nothing more glamorous than the neighborhood grocery aisle. These men and women appear to live charmed lives [...]
Physical exercise has been repeatedly demonstrated to provide physical and mental boons. We human beings are integrated creatures. That means that our physical health impacts our mental health and vice versa. Therefore, by staying physically healthy and fit we are also working to promote mental wellness. Research shows that this link between mental and physical [...]
The term vegetarian includes a pretty broad spectrum of food habits. Many times the word is used to include anyone who uses the label whether they are strict vegetarians or semi-vegetarians. Under this broad understanding of the category research shows that young (college age) women who call themselves vegetarians are more likely than non-vegetarian women [...]
Drug addiction can significantly impact an individual’s life. From employment to family and social relationships, users can soon find that their craving for the drug overtakes any other commitment or responsibility. Overcoming a drug addiction can look very appealing to a user, but the user may not feel confident that recovery is possible.
Eleven drugs approved in the 1990s for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are increasingly being used off label for less serious conditions such as anxiety, attention deficit disorder, sleep difficulties and dementia in adults, and behavioral problems in small children.
Facebook is useful for many things. Some like to catch up with old high school or college classmates, while others use it to raise awareness for a particular cause like autism or breast cancer. Still more postings are aimed at trying to change opinions about politics. A status update can do many things.
Viewers of the popular and somewhat controversial MTV series Jersey Shore know that one of its stars, Vinny Guadagnino, left the Jersey Shore house recently to concentrate on taking care of his emotional health. What many viewers may not know is that Vinny has suffered from clinical anxiety since he was a child and has [...]