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  • Recognizing and Treating PTSD

    Recognizing and Treating PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, may be most closely associated with soldiers returning from war zones, but the problem is not confined to the battlefield. Post-traumatic stress disorder can happen to anyone, and its sufferers come from all walks of life. Battlefield conditions can trigger the symptoms of PTSD and lead to a lifetime of suffering, but so can everyday encounters with...

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  • Barbiturate - Depressant Drug Abuse

    Barbiturate - Depressant Drug Abuse

    It should first be noted here that depressant drugs are different than drugs that are considered anti-depressants. The latter are used to treat depression and anxiety disorders, and are totally different. Depressant drugs are those which can be classified in the barbiturate family. Barbiturates generally have a sedating or anesthetic effect.
    Further, many barbiturates also act as short-term...

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  • Relapse Prevention for Painkiller Abuse

    Relapse Prevention for Painkiller Abuse

    When a person has undergone treatment for painkiller abuse but begins to take the drugs again in the same manner which led to the problem in the first place, this is known as "relapse." There is always the possibility of relapse, but if a person is aware of the signs and symptoms, he may be able to seek help before a relapse episode even occurs.
    What Can Cause Relapse? Several factors can...

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  • What Is Paxil?

    What Is Paxil?

    Paxil is the brand name for the generic drug Paroxetine, which is manufactured by Glaxo Smith Klein (GSK) Drug Company. Paxil is the one of the most widely-prescribed drugs for the treatment of depression and other similar disorders. Paroxetine comes in tablets, including those that are considered to be long-lasting, and liquid. Dosage strengths vary, and can be as low as .05 mg or as high as 60...

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  • What Is Bupropion?

    What Is Bupropion?

    Bupropion is the generic name for a medication called Wellbutrin, and is also used in Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL and Aplenzin. All of these Bupropion-derived medications are used for the treatment of depression, but Wellbutrin XL is also used for the treatment of a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. This disorder involves depression episodes that occur every year in either...

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  • Lexapro Abuse and Withdrawal

    Lexapro Abuse and Withdrawal

    Lexapro is also known as escitalopram oxalate, and is a prescription only antidepressant medication that is used for the treatment of a number of specific conditions. Lexapro is currently manufactured by a company known as Forest Pharmaceuticals. Currently, Lexapro is licensed for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder or GAD and depression, known either as clinical depression or as major...

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  • ProSom Abuse and Addiction

    ProSom Abuse and Addiction

    ProSom, also known by its generic name Estazolam, is a prescription medication approved to treat patients with insomnia symptoms. ProSom is in a group of drugs called Benzodiazepine derivatives. ProSom has been known to have anti-convulsant, sedative and muscle relaxant properties. ProSom is an intermediate-acting oral Benzodiazepine. This drug affects the chemicals in the brain that may become...

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  • Prozac Abuse and Addiction

    Prozac Abuse and Addiction

    Prozac, or also commonly known by its generic name Fluoxetine Hydrochloride, is an anti-depressant drug. Prozac is in the class of drugs called selective Serotonin reuptake inhibitors also known as SSRIs for short. SSRIs act on a specific chemical within the brain known as Serotonin. It works by increasing the amount of Serotonin, in the brain that helps maintain mental balance. Prozac affects...

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  • Soma Addiction and Abuse

    Soma Addiction and Abuse

    Soma, also known by its generic name Carisoprodol, is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to the brain. Soma is a centrally acting muscle relaxant that works on the nerves to relieve muscular pain. The liver metabolizes this drug into Meprobamate, a Barbiturate medication with anti-anxiety and sedative properties.
    Soma is not considered...

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  • Wellbutrin Addiction and Abuse

    Wellbutrin Addiction and Abuse

    Wellbutrin is a brand name for an antidepressant medication known as Bupropion. The way that this anti-depressant medication works is by altering chemicals in the brain in order to reduce the feelings of depression. There are several different types of Wellbutrin that can be taken, such as Wellbutrin SR which is Bupropion SR, a pill that you take twice daily, as well as Wellbutrin XL, or...

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