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Ben Affleck Says He Has Been Taking Antidepressants Since Age 26

Ben Affleck is opening up further about his mental health. In the second part of an interview with Diane Sawyer for Good Morning America, which aired Friday, the 47-year-old actor and filmmaker reveals he has been taking antidepressants for more than 20 years. “I get depressed. I take antidepressants. They’re very helpful for me,” Affleck …

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What is Anxiety

What is Anxiety?

The American Psychological Association (APA) defines anxiety as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.” Knowing the difference between normal feelings of anxiety and an anxiety disorder requiring medical attention can help a person identify and treat the condition. In this article, we look at the …

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Palm Beach Outpatient Detox Florida Psychiatry for Addiction

Florida Concierge Psychiatry

Palm Beach Outpatient Detox now offers Concierge Psychiatry. We specialize in personalized and preventative care. We go far and beyond what is typically covered by insurance. As a patient you will have Dr. Scanlan’s personal cellphone and be able to reach him when you need. You will be seen in a private setting, with a …

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Ohio county considering adding 2nd morgue to handle rising number of fentanyl overdoses

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio — If overdose deaths don’t slow down in Franklin County, Ohio, a temporary morgue may be needed to store the bodies. The county has seen 23 overdose deaths from January 31 to February 7, Dr. Anahi Ortiz, the county’s coroner, said in a statement on her Facebook page. The next day, the county …

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Jessica Simpson, on 'Today' show, details past addiction issues: I 'didn’t recognize myself'

Jessica Simpson, on ‘Today’ Show, details past addiction issues: I ‘didn’t recognize myself’

Jessica Simpson sat down with “Today” show host Hoda Kotb and spoke honestly about the struggles she faced with alcoholism, which she details in her upcoming memoir, “Open Book.” “I had started a spiral and I couldn’t catch up with myself,” the former reality TV star said during the sit-down, airing in full on Wednesday. …

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Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines: The ‘Other’ American Drug Crisis

Experts call it ”our other prescription drug problem.”  Like opioids, it can kill and lead to addiction. “It” is benzodiazepine drugs, prescribed to help anxiety and insomnia. While the opioid epidemic has received much attention, the benzodiazepine problem has not, says Anna Lembke, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and chief of addiction medicine at the …

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