How alcohol may worsen depression

How alcohol may worsen depression

Generally, people consume psychoactive substances like alcohol in the moments of happiness and sorrow, good and bad times, low and elevated mood, etc. However, one must understand that the persistent consumption of alcohol over a long period can actually lead to addiction, develop new complications and worsen the existing mental illnesses. Read more

Does marijuana use lead to psychiatric disorders

Does marijuana use lead to psychiatric disorders

Due to a steady decline in the perception of the risks associated with marijuana, a large number of youngsters have been digressing toward this substance. Other major shifts that have exacerbated the situation include the recent public debates on the legalization of marijuana. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the United States, with 22.2 million people abusing it in the past month. The survey also highlighted that the majority of the users are men than women. Read more

Drug abuse by medical fraternity attributed to mental problems, finds study

Drug abuse by medical fraternity attributed to mental problems, finds study

Substance abuse can affect anyone at any point of time. In fact, an underlying mental problem can also lead to an inclination toward consuming drugs. Research indicates that health care practitioners (HCPs) like the common man, also become addicted to drugs. There may be a number of reasons for such a behavior such as high levels of stress, prolonged practice hours, and constant contact with sick patients that make the health care professionals grief-stricken. Read more

Carrie Fisher passes away following a massive heart attack

Carrie Fisher passes away following a massive heart attack

Carrie Fisher (60), the actress who played the role of Princess Leia in “Star Wars” passed away on December 27, 2016, four days after a massive heart attack during a flight from London to Los Angeles. The actress was being treated in the ICU of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles hospital. Read more

Is post-partum depression a trigger for addiction

Is post-partum depression a trigger for addiction

According to the data released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in the United States, 11-20 percent of new mothers have postpartum depression disorder (PPD). This figure, however, does not take into account the number of women who suffer miscarriage or deliver stillborn babies. Hence, it is estimated that the actual number of women with PPD can be even higher, if all kinds of pregnancies are taken into account.  Read more