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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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Teach Your Kids to Pick, Prepare and Pack Their School Lunch
Getting them involved boosts the odds they will actually eat it, experts say. More...

CDC: Synthetic Fentanyl a Major Factor in Opioid Overdose Deaths
Deaths from overdoses of illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF) have increased significantly in recent years, according to research published in the Aug. 26 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly ReportMore...

Major Depressive Disorder Ups Acute MI Risk in HIV-Infected
For HIV-infected adults, major depressive disorder is associated with an increased risk of acute myocardial infarction, according to a study published online Aug. 24 in JAMA CardiologyMore...

FDA Recommends All Blood Donations Be Tested for Zika
Updated guidance provides further protection for U.S. blood supply. More...

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