10 Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder

The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that around 1.6 percent of Americans have a borderline personality disorder (BPD). At the same time, other estimates put the number much higher at nearly 6 percent. Women comprise roughly three-quarters of cases of BPD. However, many experts suspect that men are frequently misdiagnosed as having depression when Read More

Buspar Treatment for Anxiety: Is Buspar Addictive?

Many drug rehabs and addiction treatment facilities will not allow their patients to be prescribed benzodiazepines for anxiety symptoms. So, there are many effective non-benzodiazepine options for addicts and alcoholics in drug rehab.    One drug that is most often used by addiction treatment centers to treat anxiety is BuSpar. This particular drug, also known Read More

New Drug is 100 Times More Potent than Fentanyl

The experimental drug W-18 has resurfaced and is keeping law enforcement on high alert In the 1980s, a team of scientists at the University of Alberta manufactured a series of experimental opioids. Their research concluded that one of the formulations, referred to as W-18, is approximately 100 times more potent than fentanyl which until recently, Read More

Carrie Fisher Changed How We Talk About Mental Illness

Fisher broke the rules and left nothing to hide For many people suffering from mental illnesses, Carrie Fisher was more than a famous actress. Fisher, who passed last month at 60 from a heart attack, served as a voice for those struggling with mental health issues. She was remarkably outspoken about her battles with addiction Read More

Addiction Treatment/Drug Rehab Neuroimaging

It is commonly held that brain activities are tied to behaviors and thoughts and specific areas of the brain perform specific functions making processing of information more efficient. Assuming this theory is true, neuroimaging should be able to tell us a lot about the behavior of the addict or alcoholic, theoretically speaking and what works Read More