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Posted in Mental Health, Mental Health, Treatment

What is Bipolar Grandiosity?

Individuals with bipolar disorder experience erratic and extreme mood swings. Bipolar disorder must include the presence of at least one or more manic or hypomanic episode and one or more major depressive episode. Some people with bipolar disorder experience bipolar grandiosity. Here’s what you need to know. What Is Bipolar Grandiosity? Bipolar grandiosity can occur […]

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Posted in Depression, Mental Health

Depression FAQs

Everyone knows what it’s like to have a bad day. After all, we all feel sad and insecure sometimes. However, there are key differences between normal sadness and irritability and clinical depression.  Depression is a medical condition that can be debilitating and life-threatening. When left untreated, it may impact numerous areas of functioning.  As a […]

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What Types of PTSD Are There?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness that some people develop in response to trauma. It’s defined by the length of time people experience their symptoms, and the symptoms themselves. For someone to be diagnosed with PTSD, they must have experienced symptoms for at least a month. PTSD People with PTSD have disturbing feelings […]

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Posted in Addiction, Articles, Mental Health

What to Look for in a Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Facility

When deciding on the right mental health treatment center for co-occurring disorders, there are several key elements you should look for. Make sure you are giving yourself the best chance for success by finding a mental health treatment center with these important elements.  Qualified Staff Members A co-occurring disorder occurs when an individual suffers from a mental health condition and a substance use […]

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Identifying the Difference Between Bipolar Psychosis & Schizophrenia

Psychosis is the term used to describe two major disruptions in mental health — hallucinations and delusional thinking — that seriously interfere with the ability to stay grounded in reality. Most people probably associate these disruptions with the mental illness schizophrenia. However, significant numbers of people with bipolar disorder also develop psychosis symptoms. Without knowing […]

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

What Is Treatment-Resistant Bipolar Disorder?

Treatment-resistant depression (also called treatment-refractory depression) is a thoroughly researched topic and widely recognized clinical challenge. In many cases, mood-stabilizing medication can help control the symptoms of depression, although first-line treatments are often ineffective. Less than 40% of individuals achieve remission with the first treatment administered and often many different medications and approaches are tried before an efficacious combination is found.

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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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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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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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