Gambling, app notifications and emojis play on this mechanism. Imagine the slight buzz you get when you receive a warm text from a friend you particularly like. Phone notifications take advantage of this sense of anticipation. They interfere with our concentration and pull our attention back to the device.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the major non-psychoactive components found in marijuana. However, most recreational marijuana contains low levels of CBD but high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical most closely associated with the drug’s psychoactive effects. A review of research published in the British Journal of Pharmacology concluded that CBD has some therapeutic potential, but more research is needed.
In many countries, the increased use of prescription opioids and the resulting potential for addiction and overdose represent a growing public health concern.Nearly 30% of fatal “opioid” overdoses in the US also involve benzodiazepines, raising the possibility that some of the increase in opioid related deaths might be caused by increases in their concurrent use with benzodiazepines over time.
Psychology researchers in Australia conducted a longitudinal study of 125 Australian men. They found that many men did not consider experiencing depression for 15 weeks as enough of a reason to seek help. These men reported more barriers to seeking treatment.
A 40 year old retired psychiatrist began treating his depression by smoking DMT and it worked until he suddenly stopped taking the drug, which led to a seizure and a psychological breakdown he thought there was a demon in him. He asked the hospital if they could perform a exorcism.
12 percent of cases of depression could have been prevented by exercising.Studies have shown that exercise could prevent depression but not anxiety