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What Everyone Needs to Know About Drug Metabolism

on August 28, 2019

Drug therapy is a common part of everyday life, from managing acute illnesses to treating chronic conditions. Nearly 49 percent of people in the United States used at least one prescription drug in the last 30 days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And that doesn’t count the over-the-counter medications that people also take.

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Deal With ADHD

on July 19, 2019

As any parent knows, children say, and do, some pretty baffling stuff.

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Mental Health Medication: What You Need to Know About Side Effects

on July 11, 2019

When it comes to taking medicines as directed, Americans have a shaky track record.

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Explained: What Is Pharmacogenetics?

on June 18, 2019

Personalization. Every company wants to create unique experiences for its customers. For most industries, that requires digital data and user experience designers. For the medical community, it means assessing your specific genes to determine how you’re likely to respond to specific medications. This is known as pharmacogenetics (PGx).

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How to Spot Mental Health Issues in Children: A Guide for Parents

on June 03, 2019

No parent wants to witness their child suffering—for any reason. But mental illness can be exponentially more difficult to watch, because you can’t see or comprehend the source, as you could with a fever, for instance.

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Infographic: Mental Health and Medications in the United States

on May 29, 2019

Nearly 20% of people in the United States have a mental health illness—and for about 4% of them, that illness is severe enough that it seriously interferes with their ability to work, sleep, or otherwise take care of their health, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

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The 8 Most Common Mental Health Issues Affecting Young Women

on March 02, 2018

From starting a first job to family planning, young women in their 20s and 30s often face a number of exciting, and sometimes overwhelming, changes. It also may be a time during which certain mental illnesses, like anxiety and depression, manifest.

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Parenting a Child With ADHD: What You Need to Know

on December 29, 2017

People often associate attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with a young boy who cannot sit still, has trouble paying attention and does not always do as he’s told. Rarely do they think of an effervescent young girl who enjoys social interaction and works hard in school.

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Meeting an Unmet Need: Treatment for Adult ADHD

on October 13, 2017

During the 2017 U.S. Psych Congress, a study was shared that yielded startling results about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States. Results from the study showed that almost two-thirds of adults in the U.S. who self-reported ADHD were not pharmacologically treated, even though they were highly affected by their symptoms.

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New Research on ADHD Suggests Clearer Genetic Link

on September 08, 2017

The practice of medicine is amazing, insightful and powerful—when it’s accurate. When it relies on falsehoods or incorrect interpretations, it leads patients and their families down rabbit holes. For example, years ago, one false medical "theory," now debunked, suggested that so-called “refrigerator moms” who were distant or lacked warmth caused their children to develop autism or schizophrenia. We now know this to be patently untrue.

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