Millions of people regularly take sleeping pills, despite the dire consequences. Benzodiazepines in particular become habit-forming after only a few weeks. Instead, physicians need to treat the causes of chronic sleep disorders.
Tobacco and alcohol consumption is falling, but a graying Germany is at risk of becoming more dependent on pharmaceuticals.
Children in Syria are growing up as "generation trauma." Many have never lived a life without war. It is extremely difficult to process such experiences, says psychologist Elise Bittenbinder, who has also seen healing.
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