Mental HealthInfo Center
Sedatives and Driving May Mean Danger Ahead
Some drivers may want to put on the brakes when it comes to taking sedatives.
America, How Are You Sleeping?
Having difficulty sleeping can seep into all aspects of a person's life. It's not uncommon for adults to turn to medications to help them get some shut-eye. How many use prescriptions for this issue?
Sleeping Pills May Carry High Risks
When counting sheep and hot herbal tea doesn't work, people may turn to sleeping pills to help get a good night's rest. But the long-term risks of these medications may not be worth it.
Mental Meds Don't Match the Chart
Without the correct medical information, mental health patients can miss medication doses or have bad drug interactions. According to a recent study, elderly mental health patients may be taking medications not listed in their charts.
A Tragic Decade for Painkiller Users
More and more people have been tragically dying from painkiller overdoses. Healthcare professionals and public health organizations have started to take preventive actions.
Mental Health Meds and Driving Risks
Medications prescribed for common mental health conditions can be incredibly important treatment options. However, they come with risks as well.
Natural Snooze Safer Than Medicated Sleep
If your good night's sleep is only achieved with a prescription, you may want to explore other ways to address your insomnia.
Finally Sleeping Soundly
The drug Ambien has established effectiveness at helping insomniacs, people who spend their nights trying to somehow charm their own body into giving up wakefulness. A new study finds that patients with primary insomnia are unlikely to escalate their dose.