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5 Common Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder in Women

When it appears in women, a bipolar disorder commonly takes a different form than it takes in men. Compared to cases affecting men, bipolar disorder in women also comes with increased risks for additional mental or physical health problems that worsen the impact of the illness. What’s more, women tend to have somewhat different bipolar …

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Is Postpartum Depression Hereditary?

Postpartum depression is more than just “baby blues.” It includes symptoms that last longer and are more intense than normal postpartum mood changes. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, from immense sadness to difficulty bonding with the baby.Finding help for postpartum depression is vital. At the Recovery Ranch depression treatment center, we have experienced …

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Is Virtual IOP the Right Addiction Treatment for Me?

With recent technological changes in daily life, therapy and treatment have changed to fit the new standard. With a virtual intensive outpatient program (IOP) for mental health and addiction treatment, you can receive the same high-class care and support you’ll need as you reach for recovery with the flexibility and independence to prioritize other aspects …

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Equine Therapy: Do Horses Help Your Mental Health?

In the world of mental health treatment, there are many unique ways to heal, among them equine therapy. But how does hanging out with horses help your mental health? A famous quote, commonly attributed to Winston Churchill and often repeated by horse lovers, says, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is …

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Laying the Groundwork for a Sober Holiday

The common saying, “If you fail to plan, plan to fail,” applies perfectly to people in recovery, especially as they prepare to march through the holiday season. Sobriety and recovery don’t just happen; they result from intentional effort and planning. This can be a complex concept for people accustomed to living by the seat of …

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Do Drunk Driving Incidents Surge over the Holidays?

The holidays are a time of celebration. Families and friends gather together for meals, gifts, and festive drinks. Champagne toasts to the New Year, warm rum toddies near the fireplace, and glasses of red wine on the table often go hand-in-hand with the holidays. At the end of the evening, when guests make their way …

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Overcoming Hidden Drinking Cues This Holiday

The holidays are rife with things that make picking up a drink feel like the most natural thing in the world. Maybe it once was, but that urge can feel catastrophic for you at this place and moment because you aren’t drinking anymore. And alcohol drinking cues and all their roles in holiday togetherness feel …

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Why Bipolar Diagnoses Are Rising in Young People

In recent years, bipolar diagnoses in young people have become more common. While the National Institute of Mental Health has been hesitant to attribute the rise to any one factor, they point out that the surge can be interpreted in several ways. Specifically, NIMH states that the increase in diagnoses may not indicate a rise …

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