A new report from CASA Columbia shows that 40 million Americans over the age of 12 are addicted and another 80 million use risky substances – but that’s not the ultimate shocker. The five-year report finds that 90 percent of people with addiction receive no form of treatment at all, despite desperately needing it.
Changing the reference book doctors use to diagnose mental disorders changes has the effect of changing the way doctors practice medicine. The new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, due to be published in 2013, may add new illnesses such as caffeine abuse disorder, fetal alcohol syndrome disorder, cannabis withdrawal syndrome, [...]
Researchers have discovered how stress can influence drug-seeking and depressive behavior, leading to a possible new approach of addiction treatment involving the blocking of stress activity in the brain.
About 15 years ago a team of researchers from the University of Michigan set out to explore how depression, antisocial behavior and substance abuse work in the lives of women. The results of this long-term study, published in a 2011 issue of Development and Psychopathology, may provide clues not only to why women become alcoholics [...]