Women With Strong Support Network More Susceptible to Substance Abuse, Study Finds

Women and men have gender-specific differences in their rate of susceptibility to substance abuse, as well as differences in the types of substances that function as abuse targets. Other known influences on substance abuse risks include genetic inheritance and environmental influences encountered by each individual. In a study presented Aug. 18, 2014, to the annual…

New Brain Scan Distinguishes Between Bipolar, Unipolar Depression

Blood flow across different regions of the brain may help to distinguish between bipolar depression and ordinary “unipolar” depression, new research suggests. Although it’s a preliminary finding and a relatively small study, the existing difficulty in distinguishing between the two forms of depression and the invasive nature of positron emission tomography (PET scans) gives the…