The Many Signs and Symptoms of PTSD

signs and symptoms of ptsd

There are several common signs and symptoms of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, affects 8 million American adults. That number is much higher if you factor in teens and children who have PTSD and unreported cases.  In this article, we’re taking a closer look at some of the common signs and…

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Treatment for Major Depression

treatment for major depression

The Los Angeles Department of Mental Health reported in 2018 that there were 1,316,000 residents with depression. Of those, 496,000 are male, and 812,000 are female. The age group with the highest number of depression was 30 to 39, with 250,000 people. This group was followed by 249,000 people aged 50 to 59; 229,000 aged…

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The Most Common Co-Occurring Disorders

most common co occurring disorders

A co-occurring disorder is best characterized as the combination of a substance abuse disorder and a mental disorder. It can often feel difficult to escape a co-occurring disorder, which is why it’s important to seek professional help. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at the most common co-occurring disorders. Most Common Co-Occurring Disorders…

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How Social Media Affects Mental Health

how social media affects mental health

How does social media affect our mental health? As with every technological advance in history, the increasing popularity of using social media to form and maintain our connection with others has both positive and negative attributes. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at how social media affects mental health. How Social Media Affects…

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The Link Between Depression and Addiction


A dual diagnosis occurs when someone experiences a mental health condition and a substance abuse problem. If you suspect you might have a mental health condition and addiction, you might be interested in exploring the various treatment programs available. In this article, we’re taking a close look at the link between depression and addiction. Depression And Addiction…

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How to Prevent Relapse (6 Helpful Habits)

How to Prevent Relapse

If you’re worried about experiencing a relapse while recovering from addiction, you may be interested in ways to prevent relapse and maintain the course on your recovery journey. In this article, we’re exploring how to prevent relapse and providing six helpful habits to try. How To Prevent Relapse You are an overcomer. You have achieved great…

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7 Myths About Addiction You Still Believe

The negative impact of addiction is widely known. However, there are several serious misconceptions people still believe despite the latest research from mental health and therapy professionals. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at 7 of the most common myths about addiction. 7 Myths About Addiction While the research and industry knowledge on addiction treatment and long-term…

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DBT for Addiction (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

DBT for Addiction

DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) is a technique therapists often use to help people with certain mental conditions. While this technique was originally developed to encourage mental health improvement, it is also helpful when treating addiction. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at DBT for addiction. DBT For Addiction Addiction has a long history…

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Family Support for Addiction Recovery


The family plays an important role in successful addiction recovery. It’s all too common for people with an addiction to seek support without the support of their family, which makes it more difficult to move forward honestly and transparently. In this article, we’re exploring the importance of family support for addiction recovery. Family Support For…

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Treat the Person, Not Just the Addiction

You must’ve heard it before: treat the person, not the addiction. But what does it mean? Are people to blame for their problems with substance abuse, rather than the substance or some other factor? Or is addiction not the actual problem behind, well, addiction? When first confronted with the phrase, it’s easy to misunderstand it.…

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