Category Mental Health

Mexican Migration and Mental Health

By Laura Clevenger, Staff Writer Migration from Mexico to the United States is not going away. Media sources, like the New York Times, write of the “Mexican moment”—a radical idea that Mexico is having an economic revival—(NY Times, 2013) but in his lecture on the evolution of the Mexican economy, UPAEP professor, Werner Voigt (2014), sites […]

Adderall: A worthy public health problem?

Renán E. Orellana, Co-Editor-in-Chief In thinking about recent increases in rates of prescription stimulant medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), I asked myself how (if at all) does non-medical prescription stimulant use pose a threat to population health? At some point or another, a good deal of college students will hear an anecdote about a […]

Exploring the Neurobiology of Anorexia Nervosa

Tara Chowdhury, Contributing Writer Thin is beautiful. This mantra has been blamed for the prevalence of anorexia nervosa (AN) among teenaged girls in the western world. Far from beautiful, the symptoms of the disease include body image distortion, over-exercise, irrational fear of weight gain, and trouble enjoying the taste of food. Since the mechanisms of […]

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