People recovering from addiction continue experiencing chronic ailments

People recovering from addiction continue experiencing chronic ailments

More than one-third of individuals recovering from addiction continue experiencing chronic physical ailments, suggested a study published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine. Excessive usage of alcohol and drugs may cause various types of physical and mental health issues, like depression, anxiety, liver disease, heart disease, and diabetes. While a lot of these conditions usually improve after recovering from addiction, some may persist and adversely impact the quality of life. Read more

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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Depression in teens drives them to cannabis use in later adolescence

Depression in teens drives them to cannabis use in later adolescence

Depression is a common mental health condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Between 2005 and 2015, major depressive episodes among young American adults ages 18 to 25 have grown from 8.8 percent to 10.3 percent. While several studies have ascribed depression as an outcome of traumatic life events like rape, violence, war, terminal illness, bullying, etc., substance abuse is also a prime cause of it. Read more