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Heroin Use and Fatalities Rising May Be Due to Cost, Other Opioid Use Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Hall-Flavin are available in the downloads. Heroin is cheap, easily obtainable and on the rise as a killer across the nation. Because it is so cheap, heroin abuse is being seen in younger people and more people in the middle class. Experts say oxycontin [...]

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Medical Experts for Media- Psychology/Psychiatry

Robert Auger, M.D. Mark Frye, M.D. Peter Jensen, M.D. Timothy Lineberry, M.D. Terry Schneekloth, M.D. Leslie Sim, Ph.D., L.P. Max Trenerry, Ph.D., L.P Chris Wall, M.D. Stephen Whiteside, Ph.D. __________________________________________________________________________ Robert Auger, M.D. –  a specialist in seasonal affective disorders, sleeping disorders. Seasonal affective disorder Sleep disorders Circadian rhythm sleep [...]

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Expert Alert: Increase in Opioid Prescriptions Parallels Spike in Heroin Use, Overdoses

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 12, 2014 — Not only is heroin addictive and deadly, its use is increasing among Americans. That disturbing trend parallels the spike of opioid based prescription painkiller abuse in recent years, say Mayo Clinic experts. Heroin, a drug that can be smoked, sniffed/snorted or injected intravenously, [...]

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Improvement of Mood Associated With Improved Brain Injury Outcomes Each year millions of patients are diagnosed with acquired brain injuries, such as concussion, strokes and brain tumors. For these patients, brain rehabilitation is an important part of their recovery. Mayo Clinic researchers found that improvement of mood over the course of post-acute brain rehabilitation is associated with increased participation in day-to-day activities, independent living and ability to [...]

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New Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is often portrayed as being funny. But if you ask anyone who has OCD, they'll tell you there's nothing humorous about it. Children with OCD constantly fight anxiety caused by being afraid of their own thoughts. Cognitive behavioral therapy reduces symptoms, but many children do not have access to [...]

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Keeping Kids in Sports

In many high schools across the country there's a growing concern about kids dropping out of sports.  Some say it's because pressure to win is just too much.  Others say kids are simply burning out.  A psychologist at Mayo Clinic has some tips on how to keep kids enjoying and thriving [...]

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OCD, Phobias and Anxiety

Dr. Stephen Whiteside, a Mayo Clinic psychologist, discusses phobias and anxieties and how they may lead to obsessive-compulsive disorder, and describes therapies used by psychologists in treatment.

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DBS for Psychiatric Disorders

Pioneering therapeutic trials to investigate the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in hard-to-treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourettes syndrome are underway at multiple medical centers around the world, according to a review in the June 2009 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Deep brain stimulation has long been seen [...]

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