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Dsuvia – Controversial Opioid Painkiller Developed by the DoD

Despite criticism from several members of its own advisory committee, and in the midst of a national epidemic of opioid overdoses, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in late 2018, approved a new opioid painkiller called Dsuvia. Originally developed by the Department of Defense (DOD) for use on the battlefield, the tablet is smaller than […]




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Schizoid Personality Disorder Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Because of the stigma associated with mental health issues, the diagnostic phrase Schizoid Personality Disorder (SPD) is likely to evoke images of someone in serious mental distress. In fact, this type of personality disorder is characterized by a person who’s fully in touch with reality, but prefers to spend time alone rather than to socialize […]




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What’s the Difference Between Alcohol Poisoning Symptoms & a Hangover?

For anyone who overindulges with alcohol, it’s important to know the difference between mild alcohol poisoning symptoms and a hangover the next day. One of these conditions is extremely dangerous and can even be fatal, while the other makes for a lousy next day after drinking alcohol. Knowing the signs and symptoms of each, and […]




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9 Famous People With ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

ADHD – which causes symptoms such as difficulty staying focused or paying attention, problems controlling behavior or mood and bouts of near manic energy – is one of the most common childhood disorders. When the subject of ADHD or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder makes the news, most people associate the mental health condition with children. They’re not entirely […]




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Histrionic Personality Disorder Symptoms and Treatment

Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD), like many personality disorders, can be difficult to diagnose, and can cause significant impairment in a person’s life. Our personalities affect the way in which we see ourselves, relate to others and interact with the world around us. A personality disorder, like Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or Avoidant Personality Disorder (AVP), occurs […]




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Anxiety Grounding Techniques (That Also Work for PTSD)

Living with a mental illness can mean a lot of stress and anxiety on a daily basis. So much so that it can be debilitating and create serious quality-of-life issues. In order to overcome worry, stress, and to clear the mind, it’s important to have a toolbox of anxiety grounding techniques and exercises at your […]




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What is Avoidant Personality Disorder? AVPD Symptoms and Treatment

We all feed the desire to be alone sometimes, but when it consumes our daily life, it might be caused by something more serious like Avoidant Personality Disorder. To understand if it might be a problem, learn to recognize some common AVPD symptoms. Most adults can admit that they experience some social anxiety from time […]




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Isotonitazene: A New and Potentially Deadly Synthetic Opioid

The epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths might not be in the headlines as much as it used to be, but the crisis continues to ravage parts of the United States. A deadly new synthetic opioid called Isotonitazene has now been added to the mix and is showing up in the Midwest. The nation […]




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Skin Hunger: The Effects of Being Touch Starved

Are you touch starved from skin hunger due to being isolated from others? There’s a biological reason behind it. The human touch is incredibly important for both physical and mental health. Our skin is the largest organ in the human body and touch is the first of the six senses we develop as infants. In […]




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Famous People With Borderline Personality Disorder

For the month of May, it’s fitting to explore some celebrities and famous people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Not only is May Mental Health Awareness Month, but it is also Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. It’s a natural human behavior to struggle with emotions. For instance, we may unexpectedly tear up in a sad […]




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