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One-fifth of U.S. teens are affected, at some point in their lives, by a mental disorder, according to a National Institute of Mental Health survey. Over the past decade, the rate at which health care providers prescribe controlled substances, including anxiolytic (anti-stress) and sleep medications, for adolescent patients has increased. Along with this uptick in ... more
Scientists and doctors alike have long touted the benefits of Omega-3s in improving brain function and heart health and even potentially lowering the risk of Alzheimer's Disease. One of the best sources of Omega-3s is fish, and scientists have recently begun finding evidence that eating more seafood may also lower your risk of depression. If you are suffering from depression or a predisposed to developing it, increasing your intake of fish may reduce your risk.
Buspirone is a drug used in the treatment of feelings of extreme anxiety, such as fear, dizziness, or a pounding heartbeat. It's an anti-anxiety medication rather than an anti-psychotic, so not a substitute for medication your healthcare provider may have prescribed for other mental health issues...
Risperdal is the brand name of risperidone, a drug sometimes prescribed by mental health professionals for the treatment of schizophrenia and some problems associated with bipolar disorder. It falls within a class of drugs called “antipsychotics,” and may be taken by mouth (orally) or injection...
Mood disorders, also known as "mood (affective) disorders," are those conditions that affect your emotional state. For example, depression and bipolar are mood disorders. The mental health profession’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (also known as the DSM5 ) also includes...
What is Suboxone® and what is it used for? Taken as a film placed under the tongue (“sublingual”), Suboxone® is the brand name for buprenorphine and naloxone, used to treat modern to severe chronic pain. Since its FDA approval in 2002, Suboxone® has also been prescribed for treatment of opoid...
Klonopin vs. Xanax? Both of these drugs are anti-anxiety medications called “benzodiazepines” and can be effective in the treatment of many types of anxiety disorders, such as social anxiety, panic attacks, and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Each, however, covers additional conditions (for...
Medications Some medications can help reduce symptoms that cause problems for your child in school or at home. Many other medications may be prescribed off-label, meaning they have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a certain use or for certain people. Doctors may...

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