Duchess of Cambridge warns addiction can happen to anyone

The Duchess of Cambridge warns of the "devastating impact" of the pandemic on addiction rates.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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By HANS DUVEFELT Almost two years into this new age of varying degrees of self quarantine, I am registering that my own social interactions through technology have been an important part of my life. I text with my son, 175 miles away, morning and night and often in between. I talk and text with my daughter and watch the videos she and my grandchildren create. I not only treat patients via Zoom; I also participate, as one of the facilitators, in a virtual support group for family members of patients in recovery. I have reconnected with cousins in Sweden I used to go years without seeing; now I get likes and comm...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Medical Practice Physicians Primary Care COVID-19 Hans Duvefelt virtual connection Source Type: blogs
Addict Behav. 2021 Nov 14;126:107179. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.107179. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: Identify e-cigarette devices, brands, and flavor types used by adolescents and young adults soon after the enactment of flavor restrictions, youth access laws, FDA's enforcement prioritization against some flavored pod/cartridge-based e-cigarettes, and during COVID-19 pandemic-related school closures.METHODS: National cross-sectional online survey (N = 4,351) in May 2020 assessed popularity, ever- and past-30-day use of e-cigarette device types (pod/cartridge-based, disposables, others), brands, flavor types and ...
Source: Addictive Behaviors - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractCOVID-19 has been a global challenge ever since its emergence, with reports suggesting negative effects on the mental health and well-being of people. We investigated the associations of the socioeconomic changes driven by the pandemic, illness, well-being, and fear of COVID-19 in Japan. Totally, 565 Japanese individuals completed an online survey, including questions on their self-restraint and changing incomes, and the Fear of COVID-19 Scale; Depression, Anxiety, Stress Scale; and present, past, and future life satisfaction scale. Analysis using structural equation models revealed that refraining from going out w...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
Physicians are concerned about more people suffering mental and behavioral health problems, especially as the pandemic lags on. Doctors see connections between people ’s suffering and overuse of electronic devices, especially among young people who seem addicted to their phones and other screens. To combat these issues, the Texas Medical Association (TMA) is launching a new initiative, Turn It Off Today, to encourage families to pledge to take a break from electronic devices.
Source: TMA News Room - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - Category: Primary Care Tags: 2021 AAPA Poster Session Abstracts Source Type: research
This study highlighted that monitoring the mental health of individuals with economic impacts and physical symptoms may reduce the damage of COVID-19.
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
Official figures released today show 3,726 people died in England between April 2020 and March 2021 while undergoing treatment for drug and alcohol problems.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusion: This review highlights the importance of the intertwined epidemics interactions and proposes early measures to recognize the scope of problem at the individual level to prevent future challenges.
Source: Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment - Category: Addiction Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This study aimed to assess the associated factors of anxiety, depression, and stress among nurses working in Iran. The research method is library type which was done during 2 months by using valid scientific sources and books. More than two-thirds, more than half, and nearly one-fifth of the nurses had anxiety, depression, and stress, respectively. Unavailability of a guideline, fear of infecting family, and having chronic diseases increase the risk of developing anxiety. Nurses who did not have a guideline, received negative feedback from families, had a history of mental disorders, and chronic diseases have a higher odds...
Source: Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment - Category: Addiction Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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