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Addictions. Addiction is the repeated involvement with a substance or activity, despite the substantial harm it now causes, because that involvement was (and may continue to be) pleasurable and/or valuable. More...
Addictions: Alcohol and Substance Abuse. People who become addicted to alcohol/drugs are gradually introduced and desensitized to them over a period of time. More...
Child & Adolescent Development: Overview. An overview of child development theories from a developmental psychological point of view. Reviewed theorists include freud, kohlberg, erikson, piaget, bronfenbrenner More...
Depression: Depression & Related Conditions. This center provides an in-depth look at Major Depressive Disorder by summarizing symptoms and diagnostic criteria according to the current standards, prevalence and course, historical and contemporary understandings of the causes of the illness, as well as diagnosis and treatment. More...
Intellectual Disabilities. The terms "intellectual disability" and "intellectual developmental disorder," (formerly mental retardation) are two diagnostic labels with nearly identical meanings; i.e., they each describe a set of difficulties associated with limited mental abilities such as reasoning, planning, abstract thinking, judgment, academic learning (the ability to learn in school via traditional teaching methods), and experiential learning (the ability to learn by trial and error, or by observation). More...

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Health Tip: Managing Daily Stress
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How Much Video Gaming Is Too Much for Kids?
Benefits seen with 1 hour a day, but behavioral problems rose after 9 hours a week. More...

Increased HIV Testing Among Men Who Have Sex With Men
There seems to be a trend toward increased HIV testing and earlier HIV diagnosis among men who have sex with men, according to a report published in the Sept. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly ReportMore...

Eliminate Sweetened Drinks, Cut Kids' Sugar Intake
Average U.S. child consumes about 80 grams daily, nutritionist says, putting health at risk. More...

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