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Should We Blame Parents for Children’s Behavior?

Whenever children misbehave, to whatever extent, talk usually turns to who is responsible. More often than not, attention turns to the parents of the misbehaving child.  While a natural and somewhat obvious reaction, you could claim that it is an easy, even lazy, one.  Given there are numerous cases of children that behave well at [...]

What is Bipolar Disorder?

For our next series, we are going to look at bipolar disorder, beginning with a summary of the condition today, before later moving onto exploring what the condition means for those who are suffering from it, the range of treatment options available, and a look at the common medications prescribed to help patients deal with [...]

Is Mental Health Ignorance America’s Biggest Risk?

        It is widely accepted that mental health awareness and services, in most of the world, not just America, needs to improve significantly.  What most Americans, not just the general populace but also seemingly those in the positions of power, fail to realize is the impact that the lack of attention on [...]

Who Can Help You Deal With Addiction?

Knowing who can help could be key to dealing with your addiction. After the intensity of looking into the deep reaching impacts of addiction, and ways in which medication and psychology can help us to deal with our dependencies, it is time to take a step back and recognize the people that will [...]

Psychological Interventions: Dealing with Addiction

Dealing with addiction is psychological as much as it is physical. We have already explored the various medical interventions that are available for those dealing with various addictions, focusing primarily on nicotine, alcohol, and various categories of drug dependency. However, we must realize that medical intervention is only 50% of the battle we [...]

Addiction: The Consequences

Addiction has many consequences, both for the addict and those close to them. This story is based on personal experiences, and aims to accurately represent the dangers and consequences that exposure to drugs and other substances can bring. David is a 30-year old man who lives alone in Jacksonville, Florida. On the face [...]

Addiction: An Introduction

  Most of us have our own ideas of what ‘addiction’ is. Some of us have associates, friends, or family members who might use recreational drugs, drink alcoholic beverages, or gamble in what is a seemingly innocuous way.  Some of us will partake in such activities ourselves. What we are not aware of, however, is [...]

Dealing With the Psychological Impact of Hair Loss

Hair loss at a young age can have a damaging and long lasting psychological impact   Most people consider hair loss, medically known as alopecia, to be something that only happens to us as we get older.  However, alopecia is actually a very common condition, affecting over 55million individuals in the United States [...]

Top 15 Investigative Blogs in Healthcare

  It's hard to find blogs that are well written and interesting.  And it's easy to find blogs that try to throw dirt at the establishment. But blogs that are well written, based off solid sources, and actually finding things that drug companies would rather us not know?  They're a rare species. The [...]

Do Vaccines Cause Autism?

Do Vaccines Cause Autism? There's nothing more scary for parents than the thought that they might hurt their children. The controversy about vaccines and autism is frightening, but seems to have little scientific backing. It started in 1998. The Lancet reported on 12 children with gastrointestional problems that they believed were caused - [...]