Rhitu Chatterjee

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Daily Marijuana Use And Highly Potent Weed Linked To Psychosis

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

As more places in the U.S. and Europe legalize marijuana, weed consumption is growing ever more popular. But researchers are studying a troubling health risk associated with the drug.

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When Teens Threaten Violence, A Community Responds With Compassion

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

After years of being beaten up, this teen decided to take justice into his own hands. A school district in Oregon showed him a better way to solve his problems.

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Oregon School Helps Students In Crisis Steer Away From Violence

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

More schools are adopting an evidence-based approach to preventing violence. We examine the root causes of violence in kids, and how intervening and listening can help them change course.

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School Shooters: What's Their Path To Violence?

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Psychologists and the FBI say they are getting a better understanding of the mix of factors that lead some kids to open fire on a classroom. The shooting can be an act of desperation fueled by anger.

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Steep Climb In Benzodiazepine Prescribing By Primary Care Doctors

Friday, January 25, 2019

U.S. prescriptions for Valium, Ativan and other benzodiazepines have shot up since 2003, statistics show, especially for chronic pain. Roughly half those prescriptions are from primary care providers.

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As Partial Shutdown Continues, FDA Prepares To Furlough Employees

Monday, December 24, 2018

About 40 percent of the Food and Drug Administration employees will go on unpaid leave starting Wednesday. The remaining staffers will respond to emergencies and continue work funded by user fees.

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Infections May Raise The Risk Of Mental Illness In Children

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

A large study of Danish kids finds that childhood infections are linked with a higher risk of developing some mental illnesses. The risk is highest in the months immediately following the infection.

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Another Drug Crisis: Methamphetamine Use By Pregnant Women

Thursday, November 29, 2018

As illegal meth use has made a comeback across the U.S., pregnant women have not been spared, doctors say. New research shows rural areas in the South, Midwest and West have been hit hardest.

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Migrant Kids Survive Hardship To Reunite With Parents. Then What?

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Most children moving to the U.S. from Central America come without adults, hoping to join parents or family already living in the U.S. To succeed, psychologists say, these families need support.

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Another Mass Shooting? 'Compassion Fatigue' Is A Natural Reaction

Friday, November 09, 2018

As the incidents of mass shootings in the U.S. occur, some people are starting to feel numbed by them. Psychologists says this is normal.

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Premature Birth Rates Rise Again, But A Few States Are Turning Things Around

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Premature birth rates are heading in the wrong direction after nearly a decade of decline. Some states have started to tackle the problem, while others struggle with stubbornly high rates.

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Some Apps May Help Curb Insomnia, Others Just Put You To Sleep

Monday, October 08, 2018

People struggling with insomnia often turn to apps to help them fall asleep. But scientists say only some apps use proven methods that can help address the underlying causes of sleeplessness.

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How Trauma Affects Memory: Scientists Weigh In On The Kavanaugh Hearing

Friday, September 28, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford presented her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh Thursday. He denied them. But how can either of them remember? Here's what science says about memory and trauma — and alcohol.

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Study: Since The 1970s, Drug Overdoses Have Grown Exponentially

Saturday, September 22, 2018

The research suggests that the ongoing opioid crisis may be part of a larger epidemic going back decades. The study also shows more users take multiple drugs — many of which are more potent.

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Panel: Doctors Should Focus On Preventing Depression In Pregnant Women, New Moms

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Physicians are urged to identify which pregnant women and new mothers are at high risk of depression and refer them to talk therapy before they show worsening symptoms.

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New Study Sheds Light On Depression In Teens And Parents

Sunday, August 12, 2018

There is a new study on the effect treating teens for depression has on their parents. It suggests just treating teens has benefits for parents.

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Treating Teen Depression Might Improve Mental Health Of Parents, Too

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Evidence shows there's a link between depressed parents and their offspring. But a new study suggests that when teens benefit from treatment for their depression, there's a ripple effect on parents.

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Replacing Vacant Lots With Green Spaces Can Ease Depression In Urban Communities

Friday, July 20, 2018

When researchers cleaned up vacant lots and planted grass and trees in poor neighborhoods in Philadelphia, residents' mental health improved.

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More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A new study finds that teens who engage in frequent texting, social media use and other online activities daily are more likely to develop symptoms of ADHD.

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A Simple Emergency Room Intervention Can Help Cut Suicide Risk

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

ER workers helped patients who arrived after a suicide attempt develop a tailored "safety plan" that included coping strategies of what to do and whom to call if the urge arose again.

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