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Tripping Out, Part I by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 6:16pm There is a long tradition in psychology of using psychoactive substances to explore altered states of consciousness. Back in the 19th century, William James experimented with amyl nitrate, chloral hydrate and peyote to learn about mystical experiences while Sigmund Freud experimented with cocaine (and became a frequent recreational user as well ... Read on »
The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure by Rossa Forbes Posted Fri 04 Sep 2009 10:42am On the surface, schizophrenia seems to have nothing in common with alcoholism and addiction, but I highly recommend reading the book The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure: A Holistic Approach to Total Recovery, by Chris Prentiss. For starters, the author doesn't shy away from using the word "cure". He doesn't consider alcoholism or addiction either "in ... Read on »
ADHD, IQ and Gene Combinations by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted Tue 05 May 2009 8:47pm How combinations of 2 "ADHD genes" increase the risk of verbal IQ deficiency and behavioral disorders: We have spoken at length on the matter of genes and their effects on the disorder of ADHD. The vast majority of the numerous ADHD gene studies we have previously discussed have looked at these genes in an isolated manner. However, it begs the ... Read on »
Does Blood Type Affect ADHD? by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted Fri 29 May 2009 11:40pm This blog has often discussed the wide range of genetic influences on ADHD and related disorders. Some of the ADHD genes we have previously investigated include: DAT1 gene (often referred to simply as " DAT", possibly related to Tourette's and eating disorders such as bulimia ) MAOA gene (likely has gender-specific effects, also tied to ... Read on »
Aripiprazole May be Useful in Treatment of Alcoholism by Jeremiah D. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Fri 03 Oct 2008 12:52pm Aripiprazole, a drug ordinarily used for the treatment of Bipolar Disorder ans Schizophrenia, may have a positive impact in the the treatment of alcoholism, according to this study.  The researchers found that the use of this medication made the alcohol have a "more sedating" effect, rather than a "stimulating effect," and the subjects became s ... Read on »
Heavy Meth Use Linked to Schizophrenia by HealthFinder Posted Thu 10 Nov 2011 12:00pm healthnewslink Researchers say the drug may trigger the mental disorder in susceptible people. THURSDAY, No ... Read on »
When Doctors Tell Patients They Shouldn't Drive They Listen by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Thu 27 Sep 2012 2:44pm We found that each warning led to about a 40 to 50 per cent decrease in the risk of a serious road crash for the patient. Alzheimer's Reading Room One of the biggest problems that Alzheimer's caregivers face is the inability to get persons living with dementia to stop driving. The caregiver realizes that it is no longer safe for t ... Read on »
A Miracle Cure for Alcoholism? by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Sun 19 Apr 2009 11:47pm CNN.com is reporting new research that shows two medications, naltrexone and topiramate, have a significant impact in the treatment of alcoholism. You can read that article here. Whenever something positive happens in the mental health world, the critics come out of the woodwork. The sad reality that mental health practitioners aren't all on ... Read on »
European Tree Yields New Alcoholism Treatment in Early Tests by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 10:25am Anti-Smoking Drug Also Curbs Alcohol Craving A drug approved last year for smoking cessation has also shown promise for use against alcoholism, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), announced yesterday. Varenicline, currently marketed by Pfizer for smoking cessation under the trade name Chantix, dramatica ... Read on »
Advice For Those With a Loved One With Mental Illness by Untreatable .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 14 Mar 2011 12:47pm My lecture had just ended when a carefully dressed woman asked me if I had a moment. I could see the distress and exhaustion in her eyes. Her name was Ellen, she said, and her 18-year-old son had become a constant source of worry and fear for the family--that he might do something terrible to himself, or might in one of his angry outb ... Read on »