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Teen alcohol, drug dependence linked to poor life outcomes in adulthood

November 21, 2017

Teenagers who are dependent on alcohol and marijuana are significantly less likely to attain life goals such as academic success and the achievement of full-time employment, according to a recent presentation held at The American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo.

“This study found that chronic marijuana use in adolescence was negatively associated with achieving important developmental milestones in young adulthood,” Elizabeth Harari, MD, from the University of Connecticut Health Center, said in a press release. “Awareness of marijuana’s deleterious effects will be important moving forward, given the current move in the United States toward legalization for medicinal and possibly recreational use.”

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Twitter usage may provide insight into ADHD

November 20, 2017
Recent findings showed differences in how individuals with ADHD used social media, compared with peers without ADHD. “On social media, where you can post your…
In the Journals

Study links screen time to increased depression, suicide rates

November 20, 2017
Recent findings that matched national survey data by year suggested more new media screen time may be associated with increases in depression and suicide rates among…
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FDA accepts NDA for dasotraline for ADHD

November 20, 2017
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. recently announced the FDA accepted for review a New Drug Application for dasotraline, a novel-acting dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake…
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Risperidone Use in Children: Gynecomastia, Hyperprolactinemia, and Other Controversies

Psychiatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 45 Issue 4
The use of neuroleptics, especially risperidone, and their common side effect of hyperprolactinemia and the rare but…
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Pediatric Internalizing Disorders: October 2017

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Psychiatric Annals

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VIDEO: Breakthroughs in treating fear-related disorders

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