Exposure to adversity at early age may increase susceptibility to mental disorders, says study

Exposure to adversity at early age may increase susceptibility to mental disorders, says study

A group of researchers recentlyidentified a disturbing modification in the DNA of children with alcoholic parents. This change in DNA increased their susceptibility to mental health disorders later in life. The findings of the study will be published in the journal Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry in August 2019.

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Coping with post-acute withdrawal symptoms

Coping with post-acute withdrawal symptoms

The journey from addiction to recovery is not easy. When people try to recover from alcohol abuse or from an addiction to narcotic drugs like heroin, they might find it difficult to deal with the cravings long after they have become sober. Alterations in the brain developed after years of abuse cause an individual to experience symptoms of withdrawal long after he or she had undergone a drug addiction treatment program. Read more

Is it safe to detox during pregnancy?

Is it safe to detox during pregnancy?

There are contrary viewpoints on the issue of detoxing during pregnancy. On the one hand, some argue that it is dangerous to detox during pregnancy due to the increased chances of harming the fetus in the process. On the other hand, some claim that medical detox is a good choice to get rid of the stored toxins due to substance abuse during pregnancy.
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