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Robin Williams Was In Early Stages of Parkinson's, Wife Says

By Shawn Dwyer

The actor's wife, Susan Schneider, released a statement describing his mental state at the time of his death. MORE  

Chronic Pot Use Can Make You Depressed, Study Says

By Victoria Kim

Despite the cliche of happy stoners, a new study has shown that smoking a ton of weed significantly dampens dopamine levels. MORE  

Are Athletes More Susceptible to Eating Disorders?

By Dana Byerly

Athletes face a lot of pressure to stay fit, stay winning and stay in school. The pressure to be invincible can make it harder to get help for the anxiety and associated eating disorders that often result from this perfectionism. MORE  

Did Ambien Play A Role In Fort Hood Shooting?

By Shawn Dwyer

UPDATED: Ivan Lopez was being treated with Ambien and anti-depressants for mental health problems unrelated to combat. MORE  

Benzo Withdrawal: A Scattered and Anxious Account

By Sophie Saint Thomas

After a few terrifying experiences, I recognized that benzos were no longer treating my anxiety but had instead become an unhealthy habit. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 10, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Amanda Bynes' bong-throwing charges dismissed, France approves cannabis-based drug, teen chops off penis on meow meow, and drunk woman bites into roof. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 27, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Marijuana bars test the legal limits, Supreme Court rules drug dogs' searches unconstitutional, and funk legend George Clinton is two years sober. MORE  

How to Handle Panic Attacks

By Sue Smith

It figures: I get clean and start having crazy anxiety attacks. But here are some sobriety-friendly remedies. MORE  

Learning to Sit Still

By Chloe Caldwell

I always prided myself on my ability to handle my drugs. Now that I’m making my first clutches at sobriety, I’m beginning to see that I’d much rather be able to handle me. MORE  

Smoking Actually Doesn't Relieve Stress

By Valerie Tejeda

Smokers often see their habit as a way to cut their anxiety. Researchers say quitting does it better. MORE  

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