Mental HealthInfo Center

Opioid Prescriptions: A Persistent Problem
Despite an overall decline in the number of opioids prescribed during the last nine years, the amount remained high, according to a new report.
Choosing the Right Depression Rx
Taking an antipsychotic medication may be more effective than switching to another antidepressant in treating depression, a new study found.
The Link Between TBI and Dementia
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) may raise your risk for dementia later on, a new study found.
Teens Turn Away from Tobacco
Between 2015 and 2016, the number of middle and high school students who said they used tobacco products dropped, according to a new report.
Another Reason to Avoid Alcohol During Pregnancy
Even low levels of prenatal alcohol exposure may change the shape of the baby's face, according to a new study.
How Moderate Drinking Might Change Your Brain
Even drinking a moderate amount of alcohol might have negative effects on your brain, according to a new study.
Young Adults May Be Drinking Too Much
Young adults may drink more alcohol as they reach their late 20s, according to a new study.
ADHD Rx Goes Generic
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the generic version of Strattera, a medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
No Such Thing as a Safe Cigarette
Despite their marketing as a "healthier" option, so-called "light" filtered cigarettes may actually be causing more cases of a certain type of lung cancer, a new study found.
What Steroids Might Do to Your Heart
Illicit steroid use may put your heart health at risk, according to a new study.