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5 Strategies for Managing Trauma Triggers Over the HolidaysNovember 20, 2017 Mental Health
For many people, the winter holidays are truly the “most wonderful time of the year.” For others, this season is absolutely the worst time of year — full of traditional sounds, scents and sentiments that bring up sad memories, old hurts, and triggers for anxiety, depression, addiction and, quite often, trauma and PTSD.
Dr. Oz Show Visits The Ranch to Learn About Sex Addiction TreatmentNovember 17, 2017 Addiction,Sex Addiction
On the heels of controversial celebrities like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey signing up for rehab after being accused of sexual misconduct, Dr. Mehmet Oz devoted a portion of “The Dr. Oz Show” on Nov. 16 to the topic.
Hope for Healing: Men in Power and Sexual CompulsionsNovember 16, 2017 Mental Health,Sex Addiction
By Tommy Williams, LADAC, ASAT-C, Primary Therapist, Men’s Sexual Addiction Program, The Ranch When John was 10, he heard his father and mother arguing. He protected his younger brother by bringing him into his room to watch TV but John sat on the stairs listening. He heard yelling and things like: “It’s over,” and “I’m […]
Habit reversal training is a method used to treat impulse control disorders. For the last 40 years, habit reversal training has been used to help people who suffer from impulsive nail biting, hair pulling, skin picking and tics, substantially reduce or stop their behavior. In at least one study, treatment with habit reversal training reduced […]
Some people affected by major depression — one of the world’s most common mental health issues — also develop diagnosable symptoms of psychosis, a problem more commonly associated with schizophrenia. The overlapping of these symptoms is sometimes referred to as psychotic depression or psychosis depression. Doctors use a number of methods to test for the […]
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become increasingly more discussed and diagnosed over the past 15 years. This is in large part because more veterans have returned home from war-time activities and experienced major disturbances in their ability to function physically, socially and emotionally.
Everyone knows that depressive disorders wreak havoc on your emotions, but did you know that depression can also impact your cognitive abilities? Making decisions may be more difficult if you’re suffering from depression, and that’s precisely when you need to make decisions about your antidepressant medication.
By Tommy Williams, LADAC, ASAT-C, Primary Therapist, Men’s Sexual Addiction Program, The Ranch Denial. In the world of addiction, it’s a buffer against an unacceptable reality. It refers to a psychological mechanism or process that allows people to protect themselves from pain and keep something from their awareness. It plays an integral role in the […]
Fear of failure is a big deterrent to getting treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction. Many people put off a chance at recovery from chemical dependency because they are afraid to fail. But a lesser-known, more complex and equally large obstacle to finding long-term sobriety is what has been called “the Jonah complex”—or a […]
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