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 […]

How Is Gambling Addiction Similar To Cocaine Addiction?

How Is Gambling Addiction Similar To Cocaine Addiction?

Cocaine addiction is a prime example of classic substance addiction, which occurs when brain changes related to drug or alcohol use lead to persistent substance cravings and severely dysfunctional patterns of behavior. Gambling addiction is the only officially recognized form of behavioral addiction, which produces cravings and dysfunctional behavior not related to substance use. In […]

When Depression Strikes In Mid-Life

When Depression Strikes In Mid-Life

Mid-life brings with it a host of changes, such as uncooperative joints, embarrassing moments of incontinence, and graying hair.  Many of these undesirable changes are the fodder for not-always-so-funny jokes about aging. Some of the changes that come with middle-age, however, are more serious, including mid-life depression. As people move through their 40s, 50s, and […]