Major depressive disorder is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders. Those who suffer from depression are also at an increased risk for disorders such as substance use disorder and anxiety. In addition, those with depression are also at a higher risk for suicidal ideation.
Identifying which teens might be at the highest risk for developing a substance use disorder is dependent on a combination of genetic and environmental factors. However, if such a strategy could be implemented, high risk teens could be targeted for specialized education and early intervention programs.
Oftentimes, when a person shows symptoms of an addiction to something, there are other problems at play in their mind. For the addiction to be treated, the other disorders also need to be addressed. A webinar that focused on how to counsel the pathological gambler revealed other disorders that often co-exist with a gambling addiction.…Details
The risk of having a co-morbid mental disorder is higher among those who have a substance use disorder such as an alcohol addiction. While there are various factors that lead to the development of an alcohol use disorder, there have been many studies that focus on the presence of alcohol use disorders in those who…Details
Addictions are not limited to alcohol or drugs. People can become addicted to multiple substances and habits including gambling, sex, and eating. Researchers are finding links between addictions and overall addictive behavior. In a few studies on binge eating, researchers found links between binge eating fatty foods and craving cocaine and marijuana. With further research,…Details
Cyberbullying is a term used to describe bullying behaviors that take place through various types of modern communications technologies rather than in person. While these behaviors largely mimic face-to-face bullying behaviors, they can potentially have a much broader reach and involve harsher bullying tactics. According to the results of a study published in 2010 in…Details
In a country still getting over the shock of terror blasts in Boston, people might be surprised to learn that our national stress level has actually been going down in recent years. Stress levels are lower for most of us with a single exception – young people ages 18 to 33 years. This age demographic…Details
Marijuana is in the news a lot these days, and it seems to be undergoing a social and cultural transformation. With more states legalizing medical marijuana, and now in unprecedented moves, two states completely decriminalizing it, pot has become a mainstay of public discourse. What has not changed is the fact that this is a…Details
Jessica Hirsch joins The Ranch as its Alumni Coordinator. Nunnelly, TN (PRWEB) July 2, 2013 – The Ranch treatment center in Tennessee welcomes Jessica Hirsch as its Alumni Coordinator. In this role, Hirsch will coordinate all alumni events, including monthly meetings, weekend retreats and annual celebrations, and oversee alumni relations.Details
More than two million U.S. servicemen and women have been actively engaged in this country’s war against terrorism in either Afghanistan or Iraq. Until our complete withdrawal, that number grows, and until the last soldier gets home, they will continue to face highly stressful combat conditions. Already thousands have returned home only to continue battling…Details