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How Service Dogs Help Vets with PTSD

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Aug. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) A service dog can lower the severity of a U.S. military veteran’s post-traumatic stress disorder, according to past research. Hoping to learn more about this therapeutic bond, researchers worked with 82 vets and their trained service dogs. Their study was published July 27 […]

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What Is The Psychology Behind Colors? Color Chart, Effects on Mood

Colors have been used since ancient times to treat certain illnesses, both physical and mental. The mood is influenced by a variety of factors perceived by the senses. Touching a child’s soft hands, listening to your loved one’s laughter, smelling your favorite food, hearing a soothing melody, or seeing greenery can have a joyful impact […]

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Types, Side Effects, Addiction & Withdrawal

What are benzodiazepines (benzos), and what are they used for? Benzodiazepines are man-made medications that cause mild to severe depression of the nerves within the brain (central nervous system) and sedation (drowsiness). Seizures, anxiety, and other diseases that require benzodiazepine treatment may be caused by excessive activity of nerves in the brain. These drugs may […]

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Test, Symptoms, Treatment & Causes

American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association, 2013. Coid, J. “Epidemiology, public health and the problem of personality disorder.” The British Journal of Psychiatry 182.44 (2003): s3-s10. Dhawan, N., M.E. Kunik, J. Oldham, and J. Coverdale. “Prevalence and treatment of narcissistic personality […]

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Anxiety Uses, Side Effects, Dosage

Buspirone vs. Xanax differences between side effects and uses Buspirone and Xanax (alprazolam) are medications used to treat anxiety. Xanax is in the benzodiazepine class of drugs, while buspirone is not chemically related to benzodiazepines and works differently than other anxiolytics. The brand name of buspirone called BuSpar is discontinued in the U.S. Buspirone is […]