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Posted in Addiction, Articles, Eating Disorders, Mental Health

How Drug Abuse Can Fuel Eating Disorders

Eating disorders and substance abuse can be crafty and complex partners in crime. Research shows about half of people with eating disorders also abuse alcohol or other drugs. Over 35% of people with substance use disorders also engage in some form of disordered eating behavior. These patterns can take a few forms and may feed […]

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Toxic Effects of Alcoholism on Families: The Statistics

Alcohol abuse ravages families, leaving long-lasting emotional scars. Families are a unit, and when one individual is hurting and acting destructively, it impacts everyone. Here are just some of the effects of alcoholism on families. Marriage and Alcoholism Statistics: Does Alcohol Break Up Relationships? “He’s a happy drunk.” “She’s an angry drunk.” Whatever the case […]

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Posted in Articles, Treatment

Telemedicine: Pros and Cons

Telemedicine, or remote health care, is one of the great innovations of modern health care. It can be used to make health care more accessible to patients and quickly connect patients to doctors. It also can be used to help diagnose and begin treatment for an array of physical and mental health issues, including addiction. […]

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Posted in Anxiety, Articles, Depression, Mental Health

The Relationship Between Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression are double-barreled disorders that can suffocate you emotionally while at the same time filling you with jittery angst about what the future may hold. It’s like “breathing through a coffee stirrer,” says Tara K. “A daily battle against yourself … a desire to live yet at the same time a desire to […]

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Posted in Articles, Mental Health, Mental Health, Mood Disorders

The Problem with Self-Medicating and Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a common mental health condition that affects over 4% of the U.S. population and leads many of those affected to seek help from bipolar treatment centers. Yet some people who need bipolar disorders treatment try to self-medicate through alcohol, illegal substances or prescription drugs that are not helpful for bipolar disorder. This […]

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Posted in Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Anxiety, Articles, Mental Health, Mental Health

Can Alcohol Cause Anxiety?

If you experience anxiety after a night of heavy drinking, you’re not alone. Colloquially coined “hangxiety,” many binge drinkers feel hyperarousal in the form of stress, shakes, guilt and worry from heavy drinking. Learn some of the reasons behind hangover anxiety. What Causes Hangover Anxiety? If you’re binge drinking or drinking several days a week, alcohol could be […]

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Posted in Articles, Mental Health, Trauma and PTSD

PTSD Treatment and Medication: What Are the Options?

Every case of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is unique from a biological, psychological and social standpoint. Medications that work for one person may not be as effective for someone else. Some studies suggest cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a more effective PTSD treatment than medication, although few head-to-head comparisons have been done. Some people prefer talk therapy, while […]

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Posted in Articles, Mental Health, Trauma and PTSD

The Relationship Between PTSD & Suicide

A new report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows suicide rates increased in 49 states between 1999 and 2016, with 45,000 suicide deaths in 2016. Since 2008, suicide has ranked as the 10th leading cause of death for all ages in the U.S. Alarmingly, suicide became the second leading cause of death among those aged […]

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Posted in Mental Health, Relationships, Sex Addiction

Psychological Side Effects of Pornography

Watching online pornography continued to be a popular pursuit among men and women in 2017. According to PornHub’s latest report, about 28.5 billion people visited the site, or an average of 81 million people per day. More than 4 million videos were uploaded and 120 million video votes were posted on Pornhub, of which nearly 80% were positive. […]

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Posted in Depression, Mental Health

Depression vs. Sadness

It’s completely natural to feel sad when a loved one, friend or beloved pet dies, or even when you read news about strangers losing their lives to natural disasters or acts of terrorism. Too often, sadness and depression are lumped together, which can have negative consequences. Depression is typically associated with the primary symptom of […]

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