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Several types of psychosocial therapy for bipolar disorder have
had success when used in conjunction with medications, but full
recovery is still a lengthy and difficult process.
Research on treatments for panic disorder has found that the
combination of medication and therapy, or therapy on its own, is
more likely to achieve results than medication alone.
People with alcohol dependency are more likely to be smokers, and
should be encouraged to try to quit smoking as well. Quitting
both habits increases the chances of maintaining sobriety.
Adolescent girls who have several meals per week with their
families may have a reduced risk of developing an eating
A study of young men who were given stimulant medication as
children found no increase in the likelihood of their use of
alcohol, tobacco, or drugs later in life.
According to a study conducted in 2005, Americans were more
likely to seek medical treatment for mental health issues than
for any other reason.
From a public health perspective, the presence of a firearm in
the home dramatically increases the risk of an occupant being
killed or committing suicide.