Personality Disorder, Alcoholism Put Opioid Addicts at Increased Risk of Death

People with opioid addiction or opioid abuse have increased chances of dying when they also have co-existing problems with alcohol use disorder or a personality disorder, according to recent findings from a team of British researchers. Broadly speaking, people affected by opioid use disorder (diagnosable opioid abuse and/or addiction) have higher chances of dying prematurely…

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Dual Diagnosis: Where Mental Heath And Substance Use Converge

When you’re researching mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, you may wonder, “What is dual diagnosis?” If you or a loved one struggle with both mental health and substance use, it’s key to find a treatment center that specializes in dual diagnosis. At Recovery Ranch TN, we’re proud to offer top-notch dual diagnosis care…

What Helps Predict Treatment Success for Women With PTSD?

Recent findings from a team of American researchers indicate that responses in the body’s involuntary nervous system can help predict which women will recover from PTSD. Current evidence indicates that people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have increased chances of benefiting from treatment when they form a bond called a therapeutic alliance with their therapists.…

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Effective Treatment for Binge Eating Disorder

In a study published in December 2014 in the Journal of Eating Disorders, a team of Canadian and American researchers examined the effectiveness of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as a binge eating disorder treatment; the researchers also explored the underlying factors that may account for DBT’s usefulness, including an improved ability to control the emotions…

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Is Borderline Personality Disorder a Disability?

You struggle with ongoing mood swings that make it difficult to interact with others. Relationships problems, job losses, and substance abuse are some of the symptoms of your condition. Is borderline personality disorder a disability? Most importantly, how can you get help when you struggle with the condition and its symptoms? Through mental treatment programs…