A drug that can help with heavy drinking

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Alcohol abuse and dependence afflicts over 17 million people in the United States. Too many struggling with this disease go without proper treatment and suffer from it’s  devastating effects year after year. There has been limited success in the past when it comes to effective treatments for alcoholism and thus any new promising treatment is…

Is Salt a Natural Anti-Depressant?

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The fact is that many people use much more salt than what the body needs. Studies have shown that the worldwide average for salt consumption per person is approximately 10 grams per day, which is higher than the recommended allowance by about 4 grams, and may be more than the actual daily requirement of the…

Supreme Court Clarifies Trial Competency Standards

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In clarifying criminal trial competency standards, The US Supreme Court agreed with the main points of an APA amicus curiae brief in holding that having mental competence in one specific area of criminal proceedings does not suffice for all judicial circumstances. The court held that the criminal defendants who are declared competent to stand trial…

Escalation of Depression in Recession

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As the economy continues to worsen and more and more people face increasing personal debts, credit crunch, foreclosures, and unemployment, there is a serious risk of higher than normal number of individuals struggling with what might be called as “recession depression”. In fact, some clinical experts such as those at the Priory Group are already…