Archive by category Mental Health

How Is Codependency Linked To Addiction?

How Is Codependency Linked To Addiction?

Codependency is not a diagnosable mental health condition, but it is an issue that therapists often see in the lives of their patients. It is also an issue that is frequently linked to substance abuse and addiction. Codependent personality disorder usually has its origins in childhood experiences, as does substance abuse. Together these two problems […]

Marijuana Use And Schizophrenia: Is There A Genetic Link?

Marijuana Use And Schizophrenia: Is There A Genetic Link?

Schizophrenia is a serious psychiatric condition that affects around 1 percent of the population. It can be a debilitating illness without proper treatment, and even with treatment, can severely limit a person’s ability to participate in the routine activities of life. The illness is characterized by delusions, auditory and visual hallucinations and disorganized thinking. Gene […]

9 Surprising Facts About Depression

9 Surprising Facts About Depression

By Linda Wasmer Andrews Major depression is one of the most common mental health disorders. About 7 percent of U.S. adults experience depression each year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). For those with a substance use disorder, the risk is even higher. People with drug abuse or dependence are about twice […]

How Is The ADHD, Autism Combo Linked To Smoking And Substance Abuse?

How Is The ADHD, Autism Combo Linked To Smoking And Substance Abuse?

Significant numbers of people affected by attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also have diagnosable symptoms of autism (known more formally as autism spectrum disorder). Doctors and researchers know that individuals with ADHD have heightened risks for involvement in some form of problematic substance use, but less is known about the cumulative effects of ADHD and autism and […]

Genetics Hike Risks For Marijuana Addiction And Depression

Genetics Hike Risks For Marijuana Addiction And Depression

People who get addicted to marijuana use, or experience significant marijuana-related dysfunction without becoming addicted, have a condition called cannabis use disorder. Current evidence indicates that individuals with this disorder have unusually high chances of developing depression, and subsequently experience unusually intense combined effects from the two conditions. According to the results of a study […]