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Archives for December, 2016

Addiction

How to Talk to Your Family about Drinking this New Year’s Eve


Talking with friends or loved ones about being more careful when they drink alcohol can feel uncomfortable. But for thousands of Americans who die from alcohol poisoning every year or are killed by a drunk driver on New Year’s Eve, one uncomfortable conversation could have made the difference between life or death. Here’s how you can broach the subject with friends, children, siblings or parents, and help them stay safe and healthy as they welcome 2017.

Your loved one may brush off...
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Addiction

How Can You Know if You’re Depressed?


Though we’ve come a long way in the treatment of mental illness, there still is not consensus on the diagnosis and treatment of even the most common metal illnesses, including depression.

In a recent review of diagnostic tools conducted by Universiteit van Amsterdam, researchers revealed that there is relatively little consistency in how practitioners define and diagnose depression. For example, some diagnostic tools focused specifically on the physical symptoms of depression, such as loss...
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