Half of Antidepressants Taken for Things Other Than Depression

Half of Antidepressants Taken for Things Other Than Depression

  One would assume an antidepressant is prescribed for depression, but new research shows almost half are taken for other things. While the study published in the “Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)” on Tuesday looked at experience in Canada, the practice of prescribing antidepressants for other causes is widespread in the U.S. too. […]

Lawyers’ Drinking, Depression Rates Much Higher Than General Public

Lawyers’ Drinking, Depression Rates Much Higher Than General Public

Lawyers have been the butt of jokes for centuries. Even Shakespeare took them on: ”Let’s kill all the lawyers” in Henry VI. While many attorneys laugh off the digs, the profession does have two big problems: The drinking and depression rates for lawyers are much higher than those of the general public. According to a study […]

Cannabis, the Brain, and the Central Nervous System

Cannabis, the Brain, and the Central Nervous System

There are over 480 natural components in cannabis. Terpenes are the natural chemicals that give patients relief from their pain by injecting themselves into cells and tissues of the body. The special receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which helps to modulate the functions of the body, including sleep, appetite, anxiety levels, and […]

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