Laurel Ranger

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Marijuana's Uncertain Status: Closing the Gap Between State and Federal Policies

Marijuana's Uncertain Status: Closing the Gap Between State and Federal Policies

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Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a bipartisan bill in June 2018 (S.3032) that would exempt most marijuana-related activities from the Controlled Substances Act when they are allowed under state or tribal law.

High-Frequency, Repetitive TMS May Reduce Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents With Depression

High-Frequency, Repetitive TMS May Reduce Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents With Depression

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Researchers believe this therapy shows potential as a brain-based approach for correcting cortical physiologic deficits in this population.

Prediction Error and Altered Dopamine Function May Play Key Role in Anorexia Nervosa

Prediction Error and Altered Dopamine Function May Play Key Role in Anorexia Nervosa

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The altered brain reward response seen in adolescents with anorexia in this study may indicate alterations in dopamine function, which may play a key role in anorexia's pathophysiology.

Food Addiction Phenotype in Obesity Associated With Higher Risk for Mood, Anxiety Disorders

Food Addiction Phenotype in Obesity Associated With Higher Risk for Mood, Anxiety Disorders

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The researchers noted that these findings highlight the complexity of obesity as a disease that shares a common etiology with some psychiatric and addictive disorders.

Cognitive Therapy Plus Exposure and Response Prevention Effective in OCD

Cognitive Therapy Plus Exposure and Response Prevention Effective in OCD

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The treatment led to significantly greater symptom relief and belief reduction compared with exposure and response prevention.

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