Mental Health

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What Is High-Functioning Depression?

Depression is a mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It affects everyone differently, and some people can experience high-functioning depression without even realizing it. This type of depression is difficult to identify because individuals with high-functioning depression can still go about their daily lives.What is high-functioning depression? What treatment options are available

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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 Is the 12-Step Approach to Eating Disorders?

If you or someone close to you is struggling with an eating disorder, it is important to know that you are not alone. Eating disorders can be debilitating, often impacting many aspects of a person’s life. The good news is that many resources are available, including 12-step programs for eating disorders, which have helped individuals

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‘COPE’ Therapy Breakthrough in Treatment of PTSD and Addiction

It is not uncommon for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders (SUD) to co-occur. Many people with PTSD turn to alcohol or drugs to cope with the negative symptoms of PTSD such as nightmares, flashbacks, intense fear, and anxiety.The COPE therapy model addresses the co-occurrence of PTSD and addiction. COPE therapy for PTSD

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College Students and Eating Disorders

Mental health treatment is essential to any student’s life, especially those who struggle with eating disorders in college. Eating disorders can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or background. However, college students often face unique challenges contributing to their struggle. Exploring the prevalence of eating disorders among college students, their impact on mental health, and

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