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Teens with Social Anxiety Engage in Earlier Alcohol, Marijuana Use

If your teen is struggling with Addiction, please do not hesitate to call 1-877-523-8369Turning Point offers intensive compassionate outpatient counselling and various workshops to help your teen create better habits and a more positive attitude in their own journey of life. By Traci Pedersen, Associate News EditorReviewed by...

Abuse of Anabolic Steroids Tied to Mental Health Problems

By RICK NAUERT PHD Senior News EditorReviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on May 21, 2013A new study of elite male strength athletes finds a link between use of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) and mental health problems later in life.This is the main conclusion of a new...

Most Parents Unaware of Teens’ Use of Study Drugs

By Rick Nauert PHD, Senior News EditorReviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on May 21, 2013As students prepare for final exams, some will turn to a prescription amphetamine or other stimulant to gain an academic edge.Yet a new University of Michigan poll shows only one in 100...

Partner Violence Can Damage Victim’s Mental Health

By Rick Nauert  PHD, Senior News EditorReviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on August 31, 2011The damage from partner abuse extends beyond physical bruises and lacerations as victims often suffer high rates of mental health distress.A new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy...

Parents’ Addictions Tied to Adult Children’s Depression

By Traci Pederson,  Associate News EditorReviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on May 10, 2013Parents who are addicted to drugs or alcohol are more than twice as likely to have children who develop depression in adulthood, according to a report published online in the journal Psychiatry Research.For...

Kids Who First Drink During Puberty at Greater Risk of Alcohol Problems

By Janice Woods,  Associate News Editor, May 18th, 2013Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.DNew research shows that youths who first drink during puberty are at greater risk for developing later alcohol problems.“Most teenagers have their first alcoholic drink during puberty. However, most research on the risks...

“The Myth of the Chemical Cure”

Michael F. Shaughnessy, Senior Columnist Education, Eastern New Mexico UniversityDr. Joanna Moncrieff is the author of   " The Myth of the Chemical Cure: A Critique of Psychiatric Drug Treatment"  In this interview she responds to questions about this so – called "chemical imbalance" and the treatment of depression.1) Dr....