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Study Suggests Darth Vader Suffers From Borderline Personality Disorder

Darth Vader- The Sith Lord With Borderline Personality Disorder?  There are tens of millions of Star Wars fans throughout the world. In fact, statistically speaking - not to mention, the fact you are reading an article about Darth Vader's possible personality disorder diagnosis - you are probably among the fan-faithful of the 'Galaxy Far Far Away...' By that logic, it's also fair to assume that anyone reading this would likely agr...

Marijuana Won Big in The 2016 Elections. But What Did We Learn From Colorado?

Did We Win, or Did We Lose With The New Pot Laws? The 2016 national elections proved to have an enormous impact on the issue of legalized recreational use of marijuana. New laws were made with some former restrictions being reformed or lifted. Both critics and proponents of legalized recreational marijuana use say that there has been nothing like this election cycle since 2012. "Victories for proponents of marijuana legalizatio...

Why Are Most Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction Fighting Drugs?

Medicaid and Medicare are only part of the problem... Doctors are reluctant to prescribe addiction fighting drugs because they know little about them. Medicaid and Medicare are federal and state funded health insurance programs and they are woefully underfunded for addiction treatment and they are not helping to fight the nation’s drug addiction epidemic. Doctor's are also reluctant to subscribe addiction fighting drugs...

Study Finds that Empathy for Others' Pain is Rooted in Cognition Rather than Sensation

Empathy for others in pain is a remarkable human trait and characteristic. Those folks who are sensitive toward others in pain are among the most liked and appreciated people on earth. Who doesn't love a thoughtful empathetic person, especially when we are the one hurting?  People with empathy toward others are thought to be relatable, kind, compassionate, understanding, and loving. These characteristics are very attractive, and ...

Did You Know That ADHD Has No Choice? You Will Now...

A real definition of ADHD is hard to present unless of course you live with ADHD. Those with ADHD, especially adults, know that they are different from almost everyone else. I certainly did. Basically, at an early age, I knew that I was different. As a child, I engaged the world differently than my siblings and peers.  The internal compass I used to navigate seemed to be broken too. It wasn't until I was twenty-nine years old tha...

Parents: Beware of Another Misleading Infant Sleep-training Study

Don't always believe what you read in the newspapers or what gets spread around on Facebook. Child psychologists are alarmed by recent infant sleep-training study.  Original article posted by Psychologytoday.com by Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on June 12th, 2016 A flawed Australian study recently made national news. The researchers made extreme and exaggerated claims regarding infants. The researchers claimed two interventions durin...

Online Addiction Toolkit For Families Impacted By Opiate Epidemic

The bipartisan task force's online toolkit offers links for prevention, treatment, recovery and an online course for medicine safety.   Task force offers addiction resources for Families impacted by the opiate epidemic. Whether your child is toddling through preschool, meandering through middle school or cruising through his ’20s ­­the toolkit offer tips to help parents guide their children toward a healthy life...

Is Congress Finally Doing Their Job to Fight Opioid Abuse?

House GOP surprises everyone with Presser on Opioid Addiction If the messaging used last week is any indication, the country might just get what it needs out of our elected officials in D.C., finally. And, there was no mention of Donald Trump! Nearly every 12 minutes, someone in the U.S. dies of a drug overdose. Normal people, not just the typical druggie, abuse opioid-based prescription painkillers, as well as Heroin. There is a...

Ketamine: Party Drug Used as a Successful Treatment Option for Depression?

Ketamine, a synthetic analogue of PCP, has recently taken the spotlight as a novel, fast-acting antidepressant. Really? Ketamine, a dangerous party drug is now viewed as a miracle treatment for relentless depression. However, experts say that more research needs to occur on the usage of ketamine as an antidepressant before we know it's full value. This is somewhat scary and also hard to fathom. Ketamine, popularly known as the psyched...