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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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6 Ways Yoga Helps With Depression and Addiction

It is clear that yoga is shedding its old reputation as an esoteric practice exclusively for the spiritually devout. It is also not just for those who consider themselves flexible or interested in eastern spirituality. At The Ranch TN, we use yoga to help you in the recovery process. Yoga is typically not appropriate for …

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Holistic Strategies for Battling Depression

The standard approach to treating depression includes medications and psychotherapy. However, in some cases, and for reasons doctors and therapists don’t fully understand, these approaches are only partially successful. Complementary approaches including yoga, exercise, nutrition, and supplements for depression may all be added to a holistic treatment plan to help achieve success. Read on to …

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10 Signs of Unhealthy Thinking

People with depression, addictions, and eating disorders may not believe that they have much in common. But at the root of many mental health problems are distorted thoughts and beliefs that chip away at the individual’s self-image. An inner dialogue that includes messages such as “I’m not good enough” or “Nothing ever goes my way” …

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