disorders

QUANTUM UNITS EDUCATION: New Online CE Courses

New! Diagnosis, Screening and Management of Acute Stress Disorder The course is based on the latest practice guidelines from the Veterans Administration and Department of Defense for the assessment, diagnosis and management of symptoms of ASD, Acute Stress Disorder in the immediate period after exposure to trauma. New! Ethics for…

Brain’s Response to Sweets May Indicate Risk for Development of Alcoholism

Several human and animal studies have shown a relationship between a preference for highly sweet tastes and alcohol use disorders. Furthermore, the brain mechanisms of sweet-taste responses may share common neural pathways with responses to alcohol and other drugs. A new study using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has found…

Preventing Substance Use Disorders in People With Mental Illness

A researcher at Harvard Medical School is studying which substance use disorders are more common among people with different types of mental illness, and when they tend to develop. He hopes his research will one day be used to prevent drug and alcohol disorders among people with mental illness through…

Almost One in Five High School Age Boys in U.S. Have Received ADHD Diagnosis

Almost one in five boys of high school age, and 11 percent of school-age children overall, have received a medical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States, according to new government data. Many doctors are concerned that ADHD diagnoses and medication are overused in children, The…

Marriage Problems Linked to Emotional Disconnection Disorder

About half the marriages in the United States end in divorce, and there are many reasons why these relationships do not endure. One reason for divorce and marriage problems has been linked to emotional disconnection disorder, also known as alexithymia. Why some couples don’t communicate Sometimes it seems that the…