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How Prevalent in the US Is Gaming Addiction?

The concept of gaming addiction is fairly new. Over the last 20 years, Internet use has increased dramatically. The result is an increase in the availability of online games and gaming. As technology has developed, statistics linked to the Internet and other types of gaming have also significantly changed. People, particularly children, are spending much…

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Effects of Adderall on the Brain

Adderall is a very controversial drug. While it’s often used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the medication contains amphetamine, and has many effects on the brain. As well as this, it’s often used as a “study drug” by college students. These potentially concerning factors leave many people asking “what does Adderall do to you?”

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Does PTSD Affect Male and Female Soldiers the Same Way?

PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is a serious mental health condition that can manifest in anyone who experiences a traumatic or life-threatening event or situation. For several reasons, this condition has strong associations with service in the military. With this in mind, you may wonder if post-traumatic stress disorder affects male and female soldiers in…

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Do Drug Detox Pills Work for Drug Tests?

With many employers and schools requiring their employees to pass a drug test, more and more people are looking for a method that will remove traces of drugs from the system or mask the presence of narcotics. There are plenty of ads online and in magazines that offer methods to help you pass a drug…

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Diagnosis Criteria for PTSD in Children

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) can occur in people of all ages who live through traumatic situations or events. However, young children exposed to such events/situations may not have the same reactions to trauma as older children, teenagers or adults. For this reason, guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association require doctors to use different criteria when…