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Opioid Use in the Elderly
Patients at the highest risk for inadequate pain control include members of racial and ethnic minority groups, women, the elderly, those with cognitive impairment, and those with terminal cancer. Persistent and undertreated chronic pain can lead to a variety of negative psychosocial and clinical consequences, including limitations in daily functioning, disruption in workplace productivity, stress in interpersonal relationships, and worsening medical conditions.
Published: Feb 2, 2018 | Author: Uma Suryadevara, Richard Holbert, Robert Averbuch
Early Abuse Can Increase the RIsk of "Food Addiction"
Food addiction, which was defined as three or more addiction-like eating behaviors severe enough to cause significant distress or loss of function, affected 8% of the women in the Nurses study. The researchers found that women who had experienced physical or sexual abuse before the age of 18 years were twice as likely to have a food addiction in their middle adult years compared with women without a history of abuse.
Published: Jul 29, 2013 | Author: Gurze Books
Q & A: Anorexia Nervosa and Alcohol Abuse: Which Comes First?
The fact is, a high percentage of patients with AN do seem to have alcohol use disorders (abuse/dependence) with varying degrees of severity.
Published: Mar 6, 2013 | Author: Gurze Books
Strategic Initiative #1: Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
Most adult mental and substance use disorders manifest before age 25, and many of the same risk and protective factors affect physical health. The focus on preventing mental health and substance use disorders and related problems among children, adolescents, and young adults is critical to the Nation’s behavioral and physical health now and in the future.
Published: Jul 2, 2012 | Author: Fran Harding
Child Abuse Leaves Mark on Brain
Reduced brain volume in parts of the hippocampus could help to explain why childhood problems often lead to later psychiatric disorders, such as depression, drug addiction and other mental health problems, the researchers say. This link could help researchers find better ways to treat survivors of childhood abuse.
Published: Jun 18, 2012 | Author: Jennifer Welsh
Why do People Become Anorexic?
One common misconception is that people become anorexic because they are self-absorbed, vain individuals who place too much importance on their looks. While the culture of thinness in which we live is certainly an influential factor in the development of anorexia, it is by no means the sole cause. In fact, there is no sole cause. Anorexia is a response to a complex mix of cultural, social, familial, psychological, and biological influences unique to each person. The answer to the question "Why?" is an individual one requiring deep introspection on a personal level. Some possibilities are discussed below.
Published: Feb 16, 2012 | Author: Lindsey Hall & Monika Ostroff

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