Researchers have identified five new categories of mental illness that cut across current diagnoses of anxiety and depression. The five categories, which researchers define by their specific symptoms and areas of brain activation, are: tension, anxious arousal, general anxiety, anhedonia (the inability to feel pleasure), and melancholia. “By refining theContinue Reading

  Harmful myths about opioids, opioid addiction, and people with substance use disorders persist and may even prevent people from getting treatment, say experts. Between 2015 and 2016, drug overdose deaths went from 33,095 to 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States. That number is expectedContinue Reading