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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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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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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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What Help Is Available for Trauma Victims?

Trauma can be a turning point in someone’s life. Regardless of their previous experience or outlook on life, one event can significantly impact how they live the rest of their lives. Someone may experience long-term trauma over several weeks, months, or years through less intense events. Thankfully, help for trauma victims exists and can be …

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Is Suicide a Hidden Risk of Substance Abuse?

There are many risks and dangers associated with substance abuse: brain damage, addiction, cancer, and others. What most people don’t consider when they first start using is the hidden risk of substance abuse—self-harm and suicide. If you knew that you might end your own life, would you have tried using drugs in the first place? …

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How Addiction to Love or Sex is Similar to Addiction to Drugs

An addiction to love sounds good, right? After all, love and physical intimacy provide some of the most satisfying experiences in life. But addiction to love or sex can be destructive in ways similar to other types of addiction, reports sex therapist Alexandra Katehakis in PsychCentral.Recovery Ranch Tennessee can help treat process addictions, like love …

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The Brain Chemistry of Addiction

Many people don’t understand addiction. They think it’s a choice or a weakness when it’s a disease. And like any disease, it has symptoms and underlying causes. This post will explore the brain chemistry of addiction: how it starts, progresses, and can be treated with addiction therapy programs.Addiction and the BrainAddiction is a brain disease. …

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