• How Mental Health Can Affect Us Throughout Our Lifetime

    How Mental Health Can Affect Us Throughout Our Lifetime

    Mental Illnesses

    Mental Health Problems

    A new study shows that panic attacks, anxiety, and depression are on the rise among young adults in Germany.  Mental health issues in teenagers and young adults can cause them to make poor life decisions which can end up following them the rest of their lives. For instance, experimenting with prescription or recreational drugs and becoming addicted. Some teens feel lonely & depressed and look for love in the wrong places and then find out they a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or unwanted pregnancy.

    From 2005 to 2016 there was a 38% increase in mental disorders.  This is similar to the information for the US that a quarter of adults have some form of mental health disorder.

    Mental health is an issue … Read More

  • The Different Relationships Between Schizophrenia And Nicotine & Cannabis Addiction

    The Different Relationships Between Schizophrenia And Nicotine & Cannabis Addiction

    Addiction Disorders

    Mental Health Disorders

    The link between mental health and drug addiction disorders has a strong correlation. There are reports of drug users developing mental health issues as the result of ongoing abuse, such as paranoia and other psychosis. There are concerns that drug abuse can increase a user’s vulnerability to mental disorders.

    Furthermore, the treatment of drug disorders could lessen the effects of the mental illness. One area where this theory has been quite significantly tested is with cannabis and related cannabinoid substances.

    The links between cannabinoids and psychosis also lead to an interesting discussion about nicotine/tobacco use and psychosis.… Read More

  • Recent Drug Use Trends In Germany And Their Treatment Options

    Recent Drug Use Trends In Germany And Their Treatment Options

    Drug Addiction

    Drug Treatment

    Drug abuse can be a harrowing affliction on any country. Users suffer severe physical and mental health disorder, which can have an impact on social and economic situations within the country. This is something that Germany is aware of.

    Here there are key measures in place to monitor the use of drugs and provide drug treatment programs. These measures are the responsibility of the Federal Lander and local municipalities. Regular data on trends should provide guidance on the right direction, but this isn’t always guaranteed.

    Recent Data Highlights Interesting Trends In Drug Use In Germany

    The Epidemiological Survey on Substance Abuse has been studying drug abuse in the German population since the 1980s. The idea is to look at the prevalence and trends … Read More

  • The Link Between Cannabinoid Drug Addiction And Psychotic Disorders

    The Link Between Cannabinoid Drug Addiction And Psychotic Disorders

    Addiction Disorders

     Drug Addiction

    With 5 million daily users, cannabis is the most common illicit drug in the world with ~5 million daily users worldwide. It is the second most popular substance in America after alcohol. In 2014, there were 18.1 million users in the U.S, a rise from 14.5 million in 2007. It was also the most popular illegal drug among those aged 12–17 years.

    In 2014, there was a study on the association between cannabis and psychosis that raised concerns over cannabinoids and addiction disorders. This study looked at the prevalence and impact of cannabis and Spice on the US population, before publishing its recommendations.

    The Study Also Looked Into The Factors That Might Exaggerate Any Link Between Cannabinoids, Addiction Disorders, And Mental Illness

    Social … Read More

  • The Link Between Schizophrenia And Chronic Physical Conditions

    The Link Between Schizophrenia And Chronic Physical Conditions

    Mental Illnesses

    Mental Disorders- Schizophrenia

    Mental healthcare provision is often separated from that of physical health as its part of the industry. This is great for those looking for specialist care from psychiatric experts in mental illness.

    However, there is also a strong relationship between mental disorders and chronic physical conditions. The origin of psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, can correlate with increased risks in other areas. The following areas are all of the major concern for anyone suffering from these issues.

    Cardiac Disorders And High Blood Pressure

    The issue of the development of heart problems and high blood pressure comes in two different forms. This is why it is one of the most important problems for specialists to promote to those who have the mental illness. … Read More

  • Tackling The Social Determinants Of Mental Health Through Proportionate Universalism Across The Life Stages

    Tackling The Social Determinants Of Mental Health Through Proportionate Universalism Across The Life Stages

    Mental Illnesses

     Mental Health Issues

    There is a clear link between social inequalities and the onset of mental health issues. We see this in both the social environment we live in, such as class and economic situations, and the physical environment. The wide range of social determinants and the impact across different societies, classes and countries is a big issue.

    How do we work to ensure that everyone gets the right amount of help to appropriately deal with key issues? The answer for many experts is to engage in a system of proportionate universalism that covers all life stages.

    Social Determinants Can Come In Many Forms

    Mental Health Issues

    Many social factors can have an impact on mental illness. Housing conditions, such as the quality of the home, … Read More

  • The Alarming Rise Of Crystal Meth In Germany

    The Alarming Rise Of Crystal Meth In Germany

    Drug Addiction

    Drug Addiction Of Crystal Meth In Europe

    The use of crystal meth is on the rise in Europe. What was once an underground drug, limited to a niche market, has become more popular and accessible. This is especially true in Germany where cheaply produced meth from the Czech Republic is flooding the market, even online.

    It is now the most popular synthetic drug here, more than club drugs like cocaine and MDMA. The market is surprising, and there are major concerns over implications for this drug addiction on health and treatment options. Drug testing procedures, treatment, and education are important.

    Who Are The Victims Of This New Trend In Drug Addiction?

    Crystal Meth Drug Addiction Procedures

    It is not the club scene and youth market of Germany that is turning … Read More

  • An Introduction To The 12th Symposium Of The AEP

    An Introduction To The 12th Symposium Of The AEP

    AEP

    AEP – The Association Of European Psychiatrists

    The AEP – The Association of European Psychiatrists – is a respected organization. It works to look into the causes and effects of mental health issues on the continent. In 2004, a group of experts in social psychiatry, psychiatric epidemiology, and mental health care took part in a symposium in Mannheim.

     There was a clear aim with this biannual AEP meeting of peers, students, and researchers. That was the chance to look at new ideas in the field for future development in mental illness treatment.

    Mannheim was the ideal location as the central European base for the continent’s leading researchers. This was a two-day program in late June that took place in both the Wartburg Hotel and … Read More

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