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All About Selective Mutism: Frozen In Silence

Have you ever been in a scenario where you wanted to speak, but couldn’t? For those with selective mutism, this is a reoccurring reality. Selective mutism is a condition in which a person cannot speak in certain situation. Typically, selected mutism begins in childhood. For example, a child may go the entire day at school . . . . Continue Reading


New Mexico Launches Opioid Awareness Campaign

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is launching an education campaign to increase public awareness and understanding of opioid addiction. On Jan. 5, he announced “Project OPEN: Opioid Prevention & Education Network.” The initiative will kick off this Wednesday, and attorneys, policymakers and officials will all gather in Albuquerque to learn about opioid addiction. The . . . . Continue Reading


Heather Locklear Reportedly Enters Rehab to “Tie Up Loose Ends”

Heather Locklear, 55, has one major goal to accomplish in the New Year: maintaining her sobriety. The actress addressed rumors, that she entered inpatient treatment, in a statement to People magazine. She wrote: “Currently I am working on tying up some loose ends regarding certain issues so I can hit 2017 full steam ahead.” The . . . . Continue Reading


Researchers Discover a Gamblers’ Brain Resembles a Drug Addict’s Brain

Think gambling addiction is totally different from drug addiction? Think again. Turns out the same brain circuits that drive drug addiction have been shown in compulsive gamblers, research reveals. In a recent study, scientists identified two brain areas that were highly active in gamblers when they felt the urge to make a bet or spin . . . . Continue Reading


Could a Sleep Disorder Drug Treat Food Addiction?

Now that the holidays are over, most of us are probably seeing the after effects of huge holiday meals and sugar cookies. Those with food addictions have it the hardest during the holiday season with temptation at an all-time high.  There is some hope, though. A sleep disorder pill could turn everything around for the . . . . Continue Reading


More Pregnant Women Are Getting High On Marijuana

Pregnant women are getting high more than ever, an article notes. Marijuana use has increased among pregnant woman. Between the years of 2002 and 2014, the amount of pregnant woman who reported using marijuana shot up 62 percent. Furthermore, researchers discovered that 3.9% of woman who reported using marijuana used it within the last month. . . . . Continue Reading


Oniomania: Defining and Understanding True Shopping Addiction

This time of the year, people often jokingly downplay the seriousness of shopping addiction. “Oh, I bought so many shoes! I’m a shopaholic!”  You or a friend might brag over lunch. It seems fun and harmless to brag about our over-the-top shopping tendencies. However, those who have real compulsive shopping tendencies are often so in . . . . Continue Reading


Obama Signs Act to Ensure Health Insurance Coverage for Eating Disorders

In 2000, a woman by the name of Anna Westin passed away from a five-year battle with anorexia. Sadly, right before her untimely death, Westin was denied medical coverage for eating disorder treatment because her disease was deemed not “certified” for residential treatment. Fortunately, things have finally changed. Now, nearly 17 years after Anna Westin’s . . . . Continue Reading


The Link Between Depression and Human Evolution

Depression claims more than a million lives per year worldwide. One in four Americans will suffer from clinical depression in their lifetime, and that number is increasing with every generation.  Sadly, there is still a lack of understanding when it comes to depression. Why is there suddenly a rapid increase in rates of depression? Researchers . . . . Continue Reading


Poor Body Image Linked to Alcohol Consumption in Teenage Girls

The way we feel about ourselves is often directly connected to the way we treat ourselves. When it comes to alcohol use, the same thing applies. A recent study revealed that high school girl’s ages 14-18 who struggled with body image misperceptions are more likely to have consumed at least one drink in their life, . . . . Continue Reading