Monthly Archives: May 2011

Pot smoking and psychosis: A recipe for disaster

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH, 2008) reported that among illicit drug users, 15.2 million report using marijuana, 75.6% reported using marijuana in the past month, and 53.3% reported using marijuana exclusively.   Public concerns over marijuana use … Continue reading

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Anxiety and heart failure: Worried to death

According to Martens et. al (2010), the rate of a cardiovascular event (stroke, heart failure, myocardial infarctions, transient ischemic attack, and death) in outpatients with generalized anxiety  disorder (GAD) was significantly  higher (9.6%) compared to the rate in patients without … Continue reading

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Bartender shrinks: Yes, no, maybe so

In a recent study, Anderson et al. (2010) focused on outreach support for Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and found bartenders reported close family-like relationships with veterans who often shared their problems with them.  Eighty percent of the bartenders noted … Continue reading

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