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  1. From recently published research on JAMA Network Open, "...having a sense of purpose in life is associated with both physical and mental health and overall quality of life. Purposeful living has been defined in various ways. In general, purpose in life can be defined as “a self-organizing life aim that stimulates goals, ”promotes healthy behaviors, and gives meaning to life." Per the research on a cohort of nearly 7000 people over the age of 50, lack of life purpose is a modifiable risk factor associated with a higher level of mortality. [This research, like all, has limitations.]
  2. Hello, I'm new to this site but have known about it for awhile. Two years ago I went through a detox to get off alprazolam (benzo) and alcohol. I was a mess for several years before that. I know now I was experiencing inter-dose withdrawal for years. Alcohol is cross-tolerant and I was using it increasingly over the years I was on alprazolam. I had been on sertraline for several years prior to starting the benzo and continued it through the detox. After that experience, I started reducing the sertraline and had horrific symptoms every time I would make a cut. Towards the end
  3. Hi all, I was put on Olanzapine for 4 weeks, but after reading material on the site and others I decided to go off. While taking Olanzapine I could sleep so the doctor prescribed Zopiclone 7.5mg. I've been taking it now for 4 weeks. And last night I cut it out cold turkey and didn't sleep for a single minute. I'm terrified of this withdrawal/insomnia. Has anyone else gone through this? How long should the insomnia last? How do I get through this? Do you recommend going back on a tapering? I also have bipolar and am worried that this insomnia will trigger mania.
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