Methamphetamine use is associated with high levels of depressive symptoms in adolescents and young adults in Rural Chiang Mai Province, Thailand - DiMiceli LE, Sherman SG, Aramrattana A, Sirirojn B, Celentano DD.

BACKGROUND: High levels of depressive symptoms often occur among individuals that use or that are dependent on methamphetamine (MA). Thailand is currently experiencing an epidemic of MA use among youth. Understanding the nature of the relationship between ...
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 When was the last time you simply enjoyed being in nature? Whether it’s a camping trip to the mountains, a walk in the park or just watching the squirrels from your backyard, being in nature is profoundly healing. In today’s Psych Central Podcast, our guest Richard Louv, a journalist, author and co-founder of the nonprofit Children &Nature Network, discusses the science behind nature’s healing powers. What counts as “nature?” Are pets included? What are some modern barriers to accessing nature, and how can we overcome them? Join us for the answers to these questions and more. SUBSCRIB...
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Women with syndemic conditions, i.e., two or more co-occurring epidemics, are at elevated risk for HIV acquisition and are therefore prime candidates for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). However, PrEP uptake remains low among women, especially among Black ...
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This study explored the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression in a sample of home-quarantined co...
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Suicide is an important public health problem. During the epidemic of a highly contagious coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) that was identified in China at the end of 2019, the risk of suicide may be exacerbated. COVID-19 has spread to other Asian co...
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