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What Are Somatoform Disorders?

Somatoform disorders are a group of diagnosable mental illnesses that lead to medical complaints that don’t actually match your physical condition. Current guidelines in the U.S. refer to these illnesses as somatic symptom and related disorders. No one knows exactly why such conditions occur. However, doctors and researchers have identified a range of factors that […]

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What Are the Most Common Indicators of Love Addiction?

Those who are addicted to love live in a chaotic world of desperate need and emotional despair. Fearful of being alone or rejected, love addicts endlessly search for that special someone that will make them feel whole. Ironically, these individuals oftentimes have had numerous opportunities for the truly intimate experience they think they want. But they are

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The Effects of Exercise on Drug or Alcohol Rehab

It’s no secret that exercise benefits the body and the mind. Vigorous exercise improves circulation, strengthens the heart, helps maintain weight, relieves stress, sharpens the mind, and aids in sweating toxins out of the body. Researchers are now exploring how exercise can specifically help those individuals who are enrolled in substance abuse rehabilitation programs. Here

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How Routine Helps in Recovery

How Routine Helps in Recovery

Many people mistakenly associate the word routine with an activity that is boring and repetitive. When you’re in recovery, however, the word takes on entirely different connotations. The truth is that establishing and adhering to a routine can help someone in recovery in many different ways. What are those ways? How does routine help in

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Dual Diagnosis and Drug Detox

When an individual is struggling with substance use disorder or drug abuse, getting professional help is key. Often, individuals abusing drugs also suffer from an underlying mental health issue. This, combined with their addiction, creates what medical professionals call a co-occurring disorder. It is addressed through dual diagnosis treatment. Dual diagnosis is a term that

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