Despite high levels of marijuana use in the U.S., little is known about the effects of recreational marijuana use on daily life. In a recent study of recreational marijuana users, marijuana use was correlated with increased impulsivity on the day of use and the following day. Participants also reported higher hostility ratings – for both themselves and their perception of others – on the day they used marijuana. This effect did not last into the next day and appeared to lessen as the study progressed. Results were not impacted by other variables measured such as alcohol or nicotine use. Read the article by clicking here: http://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/latest-science/recreational-marijuana-use-associated-increased-impulsivity-hostility-in-daily-life <http://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/latest-science/recreational-marijuana-use-associated-increased-impulsivity-hostility-in-daily-life>
Check out this informative article written by SARDAA Board Member Dustin DeMoss on maintaining a balanced lifestyle while living with a mental illness.
A recent paper reports findings on the reduction in life expectancy among people with mental illness
A recent paper reports findings on the reduction in life expectancy among people with mental illness relative to the general population. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Director Thomas Insel discusses the magnitude and reasons for this excess mortality. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/director/2015/mortality-and-mental-disorders.shtml <http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/director/2015/mortality-and-mental-disorders.shtml> Print PDF[Continue reading…]
EPISODE: SCHIZOPHRENIA Brandon Staglin went from brilliant engineering student to institutionalized. Over the next decade he fought his way back, to help found a leading brain research organization. Click here: http://mentalhealthchannel.tv/episode/schizophrenia to view this inspirational personal and family story. Print PDF[Continue reading…]
Local Recruitment (Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia) – How does Puberty Affect Brain Development?
Your healthy child age 8, 12 or 13, is invited to participate in an NIH outpatient research study that examines how puberty affects brain development. Participation includes 1-3 day outpatient visits to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland every 8-10 months until age 17, for a physical examination, body measurements, questionnaires, MRI scans, bloodRead More[Continue reading…]
TITLE: Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotic Medications for Schizophrenia: Changing Our Paradigms OVERALL DESCRIPTION: Approximately 1.1% of the population worldwide has schizophrenia, a prevalence that is relatively high due to the chronic nature and early onset of this disorder. Adherence to antipsychotic medication is crucial for minimizing the symptoms of schizophrenia and maximizing the patient’s function inRead More[Continue reading…]
A CD Launch Party for Tom Braxton was held at the home of SARDAA executive Director, Linda Stalters & Russ Stalters and was co-hosted by Dr. Jim and Sandy Anderson. Tom Braxton and Gianna, the vocalist has performed at the last two SARDAA Gala’s, Jazz On My Mind. Tom Braxton and his wife, Sharon, areRead More[Continue reading…]
Nearly 6 years in the making, ‘Out of the Shadow’ is a deeply personal film that was truly a labor of love, as well as a mission. Many years ago, before I started making documentaries for a living, I knew there was one story I had to tell, a story I had no choice butRead More[Continue reading…]