October 22, 2018
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
As the number of Americans who regularly use cannabis has climbed, so too has the number of those experiencing cannabis withdrawal symptoms. A new study finds that 12 percent of frequent marijuana smokers experienced Cannabis Withdrawal Syndrome (CWS), which includes emotional, behavioral and physical symptoms.
October 22, 2018
University of Illinois at Chicago
When alcohol enters the brain, it causes neurons in a specialized region called the ventral tegmental area, or VTA -- also known as the "pleasure center" -- to release dopamine, a neurotransmitter that produces those feel-good sensations, and tells the brain that whatever it just experienced is worth getting more of.
The pressures on mental health services are well documented. But what is it like to try to negotiate the system to get the help you need?
19 October 2018
By MEGHAN KENEALLY
Oct 18, 2018, 1:16 AM ET
October 10, 2018
University of North Carolina Health Care
Researchers tracking the development of the brain's emotion circuitry in infancy found that adult-like functional brain connections for emotional regulation emerge during the first year of life. And the growth of these brain circuits during the second year of life predicted the IQ and emotional control of the children at 4 years old, suggesting new avenues for early detection and intervention for children who are at risk for emotional problems.
Do you bail your partner out of trouble over and over?
By Brook McKenzie, Contributor Oct. 12, 2018
Excessive drinking can interrupt the brain's ability to form memories.
By Ruben Castaneda
Oct. 8, 2018
Hospitals around the U.S. are stepping up to address both addiction treatment and prevention.
By Linda Marsa
Oct. 4, 2018, at 10:31 a.m.