Lisa Damour on girls under pressure, why not all anxiety is bad

Psychologist and CBS News contributor Lisa Damour addresses the rise of anxiety among girls in her new book, "Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls." Damour joins Norah O'Donnell in the Toyota Green Room to discuss the unique pressures girls face today.
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Xanax is a benzodiazepine drug. There are many others. While we are focused on the opioid epidemic, the abuse of benzos is growing in the U.S. as well. I see many clients who have been prescribed a benzo for anxiety. It is very easy to develop a tolerance, become addicted, and then have worst symptoms than the ones being treated to begin with during withdrawal.
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Zach (left) and Bob (right) According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 70,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids, a two-fold increase in a decade. Opioids include prescription opioids and methadone, heroin, and other synthetic narcotics like fentanyl. Bob Paff has directly suffered the casualties of this epidemic. On January 21 of this year he lost his son Zach to an accidental overdose of fentanyl. A highly sought-after communications expert, business leader, and internationally recognized author, Bob now uses his communications platform to bring ...
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A 2017 study in BMC Psychiatry found 31 percent of girls and young women have symptoms of anxiety compared to 13 percent of boys and young men. Psychologist and CBS News contributor Lisa Damour addresses the growing issue in her new book, "Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls." Damour joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why girls face unique pressures even today.
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While modern medicine created the professional, efficient, metric-driven medic alienated from the patients, the need for compassionate care is more urgent than ever. However, that’s not only up to the physician but also the organization, because individual attempts might result in burnout symptoms. Adoption of A.I. could change the situation for the better in the future, as it would create space for doctors and nurses to spend more quality time with patients. The question is, are doctors ready for it? Medicating Albert, the plush armadillo Two years ago, my niece had to spend two weeks in hospital as she partia...
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What is a Benzodiazepine? Benzodiazepines are a prescription drug sedative used to treat a variety of conditions. They are classified as Schedule IV in the Controlled Substances Act. Some of the conditions that Benzodiazepine can treat include: Insomnia Anxiety Seizures Muscle tension Panic disorders When used as prescribed under the supervision of a medical professional, Benzodiazepines can be very useful in the treatment of these disorders. Many people are able to live healthy, happy lives while taking Benzodiazepines to curb the symptoms of their various conditions. However, because of the addictive nature of Benzodia...
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CONCLUSION: The respondents questioned the notion of an 'ice epidemic' and the use of federal funding for ice-related initiatives in remote communities, especially while general alcohol and other drug services were under-resourced. PMID: 30693985 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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With all the news media accounts and reports from governmental health organizations about the opioid epidemic, including the 70,237 drug overdose deaths in 2017, a newly emerging threat is gaining attention: use and misuse of benzodiazepines, opioid drugs and Z-drugs. Specifically, combining these three drugs can create a deadly combination that snuffs out lives. Benzodiazepine Overdose Deaths on the Rise Benzodiazepines, a class of sedative narcotic drugs including Xanax and Valium used to treat anxiety, insomnia and other disorders and classified as Schedule IV under the Controlled Substances Act by the Drug Enforcement ...
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Global health teams battling the world's second largest Ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo fear an election dispute may deepen public mistrust and allow the epidemic to run out of control.
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Addiction experts have long worried about what they view as the widespread misuse and overprescribing of benzodiazepines. With 26 million prescriptions for benzodiazepines and related drugs written in Canada in 2017, there's a push to come to grips with a problem that crosses generations.
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