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Rapid Cycling and Bipolar Disorder II

“I’m so drained from going through this. It’s really beyond exhausting,” says Mary (not her real name) about living with a specific type of bipolar II disorder called rapid cycling. Rapid cycling isn’t a disorder itself, but a course specifier that refers to how many mood episodes a person experiences in a year. To be…

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Helpful Ways to Supplement Your EMDR Therapy

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is one of the many types of psychotherapy available today. This form of therapy is a safe, natural and easy approach to the treatment of many mental health disorders. It is administered by EMDR therapists and includes an integrative treatment approach. The combined methods that make up EMDR…

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5 of the Most Damaging Addiction Intervention Mistakes

Denial is almost universal among alcoholics and drug addicts. Ultimately their defensiveness and unwillingness to face the truth about their substance use makes recovery impossible, and when nothing else works, many families decide to stage an intervention. An intervention is no picnic. It is a highly stressful event for organizers, participants and addicts alike. But…

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What Does the Bible Say About Addiction?

While the Bible may not specifically use the word “addiction,” that doesn’t mean there isn’t a wealth of biblical wisdom on addiction and related topics. Just as wine and other addictive substances have existed almost since the dawn of time, so has the human tendency to seek idols and ways of worshipping and depending upon…