Mental Health

Common Co-Occurring Disorders

A Positive Legacy of Trauma: How Suffering Could Change You for the Better

At some point or another, most of us will experience a traumatic event in our lives. If we’re fortunate, we will heal from the physical or emotional wounds and return to our regularly scheduled lives, changed but somehow stronger. While we hear a lot about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in our culture, trauma can also […]

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Guilty Woman

Guilt, Forgiveness and Recovery: Stop the Shame Cycle

Forgiveness is part of the healing process that you will go through as you strive to overcome addiction. While you may recognize that you have to forgive others, you may have a really hard time figuring out how to forgive yourself. There are probably a lot of things that you did in the past while […]

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Woman Suffering From Depression

Holistic Strategies for Battling Depression

The standard approach to treating depression includes medications and psychotherapy, but in some cases, and for reasons doctors and therapists don’t fully understand, these approaches are only partially successful. Complementary approaches including yoga, exercise, nutrition, and supplements for depression may all be added to a holistic treatment plan to help achieve success. Let’s review some […]

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sad woman in counseling session

Personality Quirks or Disorder? How to Recognize the Difference

Personality disorders are a group of diagnosable mental health conditions that involve the long-term development of seriously dysfunctional personality traits. The specific traits involved depend on the type of disorder affecting a person. You may wonder how the personality disorder definition differs from the everyday personality quirks that appear in many people from all walks […]

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Woman with Cyclothymia Disorder

Cyclothymia Disorder in Women

If you’ve ever been accused of being “moody” and wondered if your moods cross the line from normal ups and downs to an actual mood disorder, you may have a condition called cyclothymia, or cyclothymic disorder. There is no cyclothymia test you can take to determine if this is the case, but you can be […]

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Anxiety treatments for pregnant women

Effective Anxiety Treatments While Pregnant

Anxiety disorders are among the most common psychological disorders and they affect twice as many women as men. Also, 30% of women who become pregnant suffer from anxiety disorders. In fact, pregnancy can create or increase anxiety in women. Symptoms can, however, be successfully treated with available anxiety treatments so people who suffer from the […]

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Ketamine Chemical Components

3 Mental Health Disorders Ketamine May Help Treat

Ketamine is an anesthetic that has been used primarily in pediatric surgical settings and veterinary medicine. An interesting property of ketamine is that it affects a set of receptors utilizing glutamate in the central nervous system and brain that govern mood, memory, learning and other functions. This discovery of ketamine’s effects has led to a […]

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Senior Group with Delusional Disorders

Delusional Disorders in the Elderly Statistics

Delusional disorders are confusing for those afflicted and for their loved ones. If you or someone you care about seems to be suffering from a delusional disorder, learn the differences between similar illnesses and how common delusional disorders are for people over the age of 65.

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Can Bipolar Be Cured? Living With Bipolar Disorder

Depending on the severity of the bipolar disorder, you may have asked yourself, “Can bipolar be cured?” There are four forms of bipolar disorder, each varying in severity. It is a mood disorder affecting the brain, causing shifts in mood, activity, and energy levels that may impact an individual’s ability to carry out everyday tasks. […]

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anorexia symptoms elderly

Anorexia Symptoms in the Elderly

No one expects to see anorexia symptoms in seniors, which is why they often go undetected. Unusual eating patterns may be noticed, but it never occurs to family members or friends that an eating disorder might be the problem, since these conditions are usually diagnosed in much younger people — or so it is assumed.

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