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Major advancements in neurological science are changing the way experts understand and treat addiction. Learn from some of the country's leading experts what the latest medical research tells us about treating addictive behaviors in men and women.

What usually starts innocently enough as taking pain medication appropriately prescribed by a doctor, can turn into a deadly addiction for some. Jennifer Matesa shares her story of the darkest days of her addiction to her recovery. 

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) starts in childhood but often can go unrecognized until later in life.  In this episode, Frank South shares his story of late diagnosis and the challenges he faces every day managing and adapting to life with ADHD.

Recent medical studies raise the possibility of blood tests capable of predicting who is at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Joanne Mee DeHond shares her mother’s struggles with Alzheimer’s and the questions that linger regarding her mother’s care and her own health.

(Source: NIH / National Institute of Mental Health) Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can actually be beneficial in some situations. For some people, however, anxiety can become excessive.