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As the last weeks of summer vacation begin to wind down, and as advertisers “back-to-school” campaigns are in full-effect, a sense of excitement, nervousness, and stress begins to arise in both parents and children alike. Here are a few tips to begin the back-to-school season with a smooth start.

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Looking at Addiction and Suicide Through the Lens of Brain Science

The New York Times reported that drugs, alcohol, and suicide together claimed more than 150,000 American lives in 2017. The grim statistic, attributed to two public health nonprofit groups, was based on mortality data compiled by the U.S. CDC. Suicides accounted for over 47,000 of these deaths. Read what Dr. Nora Volkow, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse and BBRF Scientific Council Member has to say about this.

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A RECOVERY STORY: How Non-Invasive TMS Brain Stimulation Helped a Nurse Overcome the Dulling Impact of Major Depression

Susan Burns was a woman with few options. Her medicines—SSRIs—had caused her sodium levels to drop precipitously. After spending an entire year, in her words, “walking a tight rope” trying to find an alternative treatment approach, she finally settled on a cocktail of three antidepressant medications. They helped, but they did not lift her depression. Learn what Susan discovered on her journey to wellness...

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Advice for Parents Concerned About Autism

A Q&A with Ami Klin, Ph.D. of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Klin received the 2018 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Research from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

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Happy family on vacation under gravity blanket

Research shows that Americans work more than people in any country in the industrialized world. We take less vacation, work longer days and retire later in life. All of these factors combined provide for a perfect “stress” storm. Here are some tips to learn how to de-stress.

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