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Young Adult Vaping Use Down, Depression Up

According to a Mayo Clinic study mental health effects from the pandemic include significant changes in mental well-being and substance abuse among young adults. The study shows that alcohol abuse among young adults  increased from early March of 2020 while use of tobacco and vaping decreased. Mayo Clinic researchers found elevated levels of isolation, anxiety … Continue reading Young Adult Vaping Use Down, Depression Up

Misunderstood: How To Treat Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States or 18% of the population especially young adults, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, but it is often misunderstood. Therapist Patrick McGrath, Ph.D. McGrath has treated obsessive compulsive disorder and other forms of … Continue reading Misunderstood: How To Treat Anxiety

Neurological Fallout Of Covid

As a respiratory virus, COVID-19 predominately targets the lungs and kidneys but a new study is offering evidence that the virus also invades brain cells and about half of patients report neurological symptoms, including headaches, confusion and delirium. The study has not yet been peer reviewed for publication, but several researchers say it provides compelling … Continue reading Neurological Fallout Of Covid

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