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The Dangers of Being Sleep Deprived

Lack of sleep can give people headaches, make them irritable, and even leave them feeling drunk. Many don’t know that lack of sleep can also cause a sense of euphoria that can cloud a person’s judgment and reasoning ability. According to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, this euphoria and lack of sound mind …

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Help With Anger Key to Preventing PTSD After a Natural Disaster

PTSD is a serious mental health condition more commonly associated with sources of emotional and physical trauma such as combat and sexual assault. However, it is also a reaction that can occur after someone survives or witnesses a natural disaster. Natural disasters are often unpredictable and can cause widespread destruction, leaving survivors feeling helpless and …

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Injection Drug Users Who Also Abuse Stimulants at High Suicide Risk

A team of Canadian researchers says that people who inject drugs have an exceptionally high risk of suicide when using stimulants such as cocaine and amphetamines. Injection drug users have relatively strong chances of developing diagnosable problems with substance abuse and addiction. They also have elevated chances of making suicide attempts and actually committing suicide. In a …

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4 Steps to Reducing Your Anxiety

Anxiety is about more than just worry. It’s an emotional burden and psychiatric disorder that can paralyze a person in frustration, irritability, or inaction. There’s a physical element to anxiety as well. Anxiety triggers the release of stress hormones, like cortisol, which have an impact on the way your body functions. Fortunately, you can take …

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All In the Family: Parents with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Growing up is tough these days. But navigating the winding pathways through childhood and adolescence with a parent who has a mental disorder can be devastating psychologically. At the same time, children often report developing strengths and spiritual reserves to help them cope. The experience of children who have parents with OCD or obsessive-compulsive disorder …

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When Disability Leads to Depression

One day you’re working, and then you’re not. Whether it’s from an injury or a chronic illness, developing a disability as an adult leads to plenty of challenges. You find yourself unable to work or enjoy the activities you love. Sometimes this shift is temporary, but in some cases, it’s permanent. Either way, disability can …

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Can Depression Be Genetically Inherited?

The rates of those diagnosed with depression are steadily increasing in the last decade, similarly raising questions within us as well, “Is depression genetic? Is it environmental?”  We may find ourselves curious about these questions out of concern for our country, for someone we love, or because we recognize that one or both of our parents …

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Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

If My Ex is a Narcissist, What Does That Say About Me?

If you’ve just learned that your ex has a narcissistic personality disorder, or you strongly suspect they do, you’re likely dealing with a lot of emotions. You might wonder how you could have ever dealt with someone so uncaring and what attracted you to someone like that in the first place. You might also wonder …

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Addiction Treatment: Taking the First Step

Realizing that you need addiction treatment can be an altogether terrifying and confusing reality, although it doesn’t have to be. Our men’s and women’s inpatient and outpatient treatment services, along with group therapy, family, and alumni programs are ready to provide all needed support on your journey. However, to receive the best these support programs have …

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Substance Abuse, Psychosis Affect Men and Women Differently

Significant numbers of the people in the U.S. dealing with serious substance-related issues also have symptoms of a highly destabilizing mental state called substance abuse psychosis. Some affected individuals meet the basic criteria used to identify a substance and mental health-related condition called a dual diagnosis. In a study published in September 2014 in the …

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