Substance Abuse

Causes of depression: Recognizing risk factors based on age, gender, sex, and race

Depression is a complex mental health condition. Some of the main causes of depression or contributing factors include upsetting life events, substance use or misuse, family history of depression, mental or physical health conditions, and more.  Causes of depression differ depending on age, gender, sex, and race—for example, an elderly…

Substance use disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder often coincide: Understand the relationship and get the right treatment

  According to the National Survey on Drug Abuse and Health, 9.2 million adults in the United States struggled with substance use disorder and another mental illness (such as an anxiety or mood disorder) in 2018. These statistics show that substance use disorder and other forms of mental illness tend…

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