Art Therapy to Treat Depression

Depression can make everyday duties seem overwhelming. Taking responsibility for one’s job or household responsibilities may feel draining. Medications are used by many to get past these feelings of apathy and tiredness. In many instances, talk therapy helps the depressed person to hear for themselves what is going on in their heart or mind. Quite…

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction: Exploring the Connection

Drug addiction and alcoholism often co-occur with other types of chronic mental and physical health conditions. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is one mental health problem frequently diagnosed in those dealing with substance abuse issues, as people who suffer from this debilitating and frightening condition also appear to be disproportionately vulnerable to the lure of…

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Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Cognitive behavioral therapy is based on the process of identifying negative, irrational thought patterns which in turn influence a person’s behavior. Unhealthy thought patterns always play a role in the development of an addiction, regardless of whether it’s to drugs, alcohol, gambling, tobacco, or pornography. By breaking the cycle of negative thinking, therapists can help…

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