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The New PTSD Treatment: Marijuana.

The federal government has recently signed off on approving study and research for using marijuana as a treatment for veterans that deal with post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. This decision has marijuana advocates surprised, yet glad. The study to be conducted will monitor how 50 veterans that suffer from PTSD react to vaporized marijuana. This study will research different potencies of the plant. This decision made by the Department of Health and Human Services has many wondering how this will shift other drug policies in America. For years marijuana has been illegal and punished with harsh criminal penalties. If the studies are shown as successful then this could lead to a more lenient view on the drug, especially where medical use is concerned. Read More »

Habitual Tardiness: Causes And Consequences.

Habitual Tardiness Causes And Consequences

Whether it's for work or school, an appointment to the dentist or even showing up for a date, some people can never be there at the scheduled time. It's a chronic disease that afflicts them, no matter how important the event is. Psychologists have studied this phenomenon but there are no conclusive reasons. At best, they have come up with hypotheses and theories. If you know of someone who always arrives late, or worse, if you're one yourself, learn from this article: Read More »

Drawing Up A Plan For Dementia.

Finding out that a relative has been diagnosed with dementia is pretty heart-breaking. Regardless of how you feel, though, it’s important to regroup and rally around that particular loved one at of need. Just imagine how they feel? They’re likely to be scared, and fearful. Therefore you need to be there for them – as hard as it might be. There’s no real way of knowing how quickly it’ll develop. Some people live with dementia for months; others live with it for years. There’s no set timeframe. But because it’s a degenerative syndrome, it’s only certain to get worse. In the early stages it’s difficult to spot the signs of dementia – they’re so minor. But with time a person with dementia becomes more affected and will require help and regular care – be it from a professional care giver or a family member. Read More »

How Being Generous Can Help Addicts Overcome Addictions.

Charity Can Boost Addicts’ Self-Esteem Addicts suffer from negative feelings about themselves. Helping others can be the first step in resisting cravings and breaking the addiction. The article provides an explanation of how addicts can achieve this. More than thirty million men and women in the English speaking countries suffer from an addiction. Alcoholism, gambling, adult content, compulsive shopping and binge eating are some examples. The majority of those who suffer would love to overcome their problems and they try regularly to free themselves – but usually don’t succeed and eventually give up. Although there are numerous pieces of advice on how to quit an addiction, most of them work only when they are applied within a comprehensive treatment. Read More »

Little Things You May Miss When Caring For Someone With Dementia.

Dementia is one of those diseases that is really difficult to prepare for. Even though you may have a dementia care strategy in place, there will more than likely be something little that you miss from time to time. To try and help you better understand these things, I have put together this blog to shine a light on them. Read More »

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