Mental health and physical health treatment is becoming increasingly intertwined. Research and clinical experience is revealing no clear line between the two. Many disorders, such as eating disorders, are explicit in their overlap, with symptoms appearing in both mental and physical variations. Recent research has also shown a connection between clinical depression and systemic inflammation. […]
During the Vietnam War, the country’s proximity to the prolific Southeast Asian poppy fields made it easy for drug smuggling rings to flood the war zone with bountiful supplies of cheap heroin. Estimates are that as many as 20 percent of all American soldiers who served in Vietnam after 1970 eventually became addicted to this […]
Fear and anxiety are normal human emotions – and for very good reason. The human race would have died out long ago if fear – and the subsequent surge of adrenalin that gave us the ability to fight or flee – didn’t kick in at the appropriate times, like when a dangerous animal was ready […]
Maintaining adequate sleep levels is a foundation of good health, along with good nutrition and regular exercise. Whether sleep is sacrificed for work or pleasure, the effects are quickly felt in the form of low energy and irritability. A new study finds that a lack of sleep may contribute to mental health problems, specifically symptoms […]
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a form of Combat PTSD Basics potentially debilitating anxiety that appears in some people following exposure to highly disruptive or traumatic life events. Although a number of events can trigger the onset of the disorder, it’s frequently associated with exposure to combat during military service. However, according to the results of […]
Move over depression and anxiety, trauma is making a comeback as an increasingly recognized and treated co-occurring disorder in addiction treatment. We have long understood that trauma and addictions frequently go hand in hand, but a growing number of clinicians and treatment programs are developing the resources to comprehensively treat both addiction and trauma. A […]
For fans of the work of Alan Kaufman, reading Drunken Angel might be a bit of an exercise that they’re unprepared for. On the other hand, even if you’re familiar with Kaufman’s writing, you’ll clearly be able to recognize the author’s voice in this brutally frank memoir.
A drug used to treat high blood pressure is also effective in stopping nightmares of patients with posttraumatic stress syndrome, according to a new study from the Mayo Clinic.
On the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks we, as a nation, will certainly pause to remember those who were murdered that day. However, let’s not forget that there are thousands of 9/11 first responders who are still dealing with the fallout. Many of the firefighters, police officers and other emergency personnel who swarmed […]
Two anniversaries are coming up. September 11, 2011 marks ten years since terrorists struck New York’s Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, killing 2,753 people, and one year ago the whole world watched as 33 miners in Chile waited 69 days to be rescued from a mine 2300 feet underground. Similarities Between 9-11 Attack Survivors […]