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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...
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. A detailed description of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), its causes, symptoms and treatments. ADHD is a neurological disorder that develops during childhood and can persist into adulthood. More...
Alcoholism. Alcoholism is a commonly used term that describes an impaired ability to limit alcohol use, despite the harmful consequences of continued use. More...
Anger Management. Anger is a basic and normal emotion, but one that can easily become destructive and lead to health and social problems. Explore information in this topic center on the nature of anger, and anger management therapy and techniques. More...
Child & Adolescent Development: Puberty. This article provides an overview of puberty and the physical, mental, emotional and social changes that occur during this time. More...
Gambling Addiction. Gambling addiction describes an impaired ability to resist the impulse to make financial wagers on games or activities that rely heavily on chance. More...
Parenting. It's normal for new parents and caregivers to feel a mixture of excitement, joy, and love along with some anxiety, fear, and a little trepidation. More...
Sex and Pornography Addiction. Sexual addiction refers to a preoccupation with sexual thoughts or sexual behavior to the extent that this preoccupation continues even though it causes substantial harm. More...

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Many Who Attempt Suicide Not Getting the Care They Need
About 4 in 10 Americans who attempt suicide don't get mental health care, claims a new study that also found a "substantial and alarming increase" in suicide attempts. More...

Conservatorships Keep the Homeless in Psychiatric Wards Too Long: Study
New research conducted in California warns that once a conservatorship is set up, there's a very real risk that a homeless individual will end up stuck in a psychiatric hospital for weeks or months -- far exceeding what's needed and much longer than inpatient care provided to patients who aren't homeless. More...

Opioid Addiction Treatment in Jail Could Change Lives
Providing addiction medication in jails reduces the odds of addicts being re-arrested after their release, new research shows. More...

No Evidence Breastfeeding Can Transmit Coronavirus
Breastfeeding moms can rest easier: New research finds no evidence their milk transmits the virus that causes COVID-19 to their babies. More...

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