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By Ginger Poag, MSW, LCSW, Trauma Therapist at The Ranch The “Me Too” movement is taking the world by storm. As more men are accused of sexual misconduct, more women are finding the confidence to voice their truth—a truth that requires sharing very personal stories of a difficult time in their lives.

By Ginger Poag, MSW, LCSW, Trauma Therapist at The Ranch Andrea is a professional woman with a family and she considers herself a supporter of women’s rights. But when the revelations of sexual misconduct were revealed and the “Me Too” movement spread on social media, she felt a sense of discomfort and dread.

By Ginger Poag, MSW, LCSW, Trauma Therapist at The Ranch Men in power seem to be toppling over like dominos as more people come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct. One of the most surprising aspects of the “Me Too” movement is that men are now opening up about their experiences with sexual […]

Eating disorders affect nearly 30 million people in the United States, but only a small percentage of individuals seek help in overcoming their unhealthy eating behaviors.

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 presence of this highly […]

Since most of us aren’t familiar with intermittent explosive disorder (IED), it can terrify us when someone we’re close to suddenly exhibits its shocking symptoms. Studies show the lifetime incidence of IED is somewhere between 4% and 6%, which suggests most of us have been exposed to someone with the disorder at some point in […]

The differences between the symptoms of depression and the symptoms of manic depression are significant. Though they share some commonalities, the critical difference between the two is the manic episodes experienced by those with manic depression, known also as bipolar disorder.

The holidays can be a difficult time for everyone, but are you actually struggling with a major depressive disorder that may require care from a mood treatment center? Nearly all people have some level of stress or sadness during the holidays. There is time with difficult family members, large amounts of money needed for presents […]

When an alcoholic stops drinking, they may experience a number of disturbing alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Chemical dependency creates a physiological need for the drug being abused, and when fresh supplies of that drug are no longer available, it can cause a tremendous physical and emotional shock to the system.

Medication for borderline personality disorder affects each patient differently, so it is important to be aware of the possible side effects that you may encounter. Be sure to ask your doctor about any medications that should not be taken in combination with medication for borderline personality disorder and keep track of any side effects that […]