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Posted in Articles, Dual Diagnosis

Common Co-Occurring Disorders for Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a complex psychiatric condition that co-occurring substance abuse and other mental health disorders can intensify. The added challenges of addiction and other mental illness may worsen BPD symptoms or the symptoms of the co-occurring disorder. 

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Posted in Addiction Treatment, Articles, Tennessee

Finding the Touchstone Memory: What Happens During an EMDR Session?

By Ginger Poag, MSW, LCSW, Trauma Therapist at The Ranch  I am passionate about EMDR therapy, also known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, because I have so often seen it change people’s lives. Many people I see at The Ranch have never heard about this trauma therapy and are naturally skeptical. They don’t think it’s going to […]

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Posted in Mental Health

Types of Personality Disorders

The basic modern concept of personality disorder dates back to French physician Philippe Pinel, who pioneered the humane treatment of mentally ill individuals.

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Posted in Treatment

Homeopathic Treatments: FDA Plans a Crackdown

After decades of taking a more hands-off approach to homeopathic products, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a new policy that would allow it to exercise more control over certain products. The crackdown may include a closer look at homeopathic addiction treatments that have not been found to have proven benefits. This may inspire many people to seek proven alternative rehab therapies.

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Posted in Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Why Do People Start Abusing Alcohol?

People abuse alcohol because addiction is a chronic disease of the brain. There are a number of factors that contribute to the onset and perpetuation of alcohol abuse.

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Posted in Sexual Harassment

Signs of Sexual Abuse and Assault

An estimated 321,500 people ages 12 and older are victims of rape and sexual assault each year in the U.S. Sexual assaults on college campuses are common, with incidence rates of 1.8 to 34%.

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Posted in Mental Health, Mental Health

Which States Have the Highest Suicide Rates?

Every year, nearly 800,000 people worldwide take their own lives and far more attempt suicide. In 2015, suicide was responsible for 44,193 deaths in the U.S., which equates to about one suicide every 12 minutes. Suicide was ranked the 10th-leading cause of death in 2015 and has been among the top 12 leading causes of U.S. deaths since 1975.

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Posted in Eating Disorders

The Genetics Behind Anorexia and Over-Exercising

The exact cause of anorexia nervosa is not known. Most likely a mix of psychological, environmental and social factors come into play, as well as hormones that lead to symptoms of anorexia, but it has also been found to run in families.

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Posted in Drug Addiction

Addiction Treatment Options In Philadelphia

The addiction epidemic has touched every state. The good news if you live in Pennsylvania is that you’ve got a lot of addiction treatment options.

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Posted in Eating Disorders

How Perfectionism Drives Eating Disorders

By Sara Schapmann

Perfectionism and eating disorders have long been thought to go hand in hand. One study explored types of perfectionism and body image issues and why this combination can be so lethal.

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