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Heavy drinking among Americans rose 17.2 percent between 2005 and 2012, according to a study published recently in the American Journal of Public Health and the increases are driven largely by women. Charles O'Brien, MD, PhD spoke to the Philadelphia Inquirer about these findings.
Ruben Gur, PhD discussed cutting-edge research on the brain development of young adults with the Boston Herald. “In a developing brain, there’s one system that deals with reasoning and one system that deals with planning and decision-making. Those two systems don’t get connected until three decades into life.”
In a story in Parents magazine on childhood anxiety, Rinad Beidas, PhD, assistant professor of Psychology in the department of Psychiatry, tells the magazine, "It's unlikely that a child will outgrow an anxiety disorder. When it's left untreated, the child will have a higher risk of substance abuse later."