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Depression is a mood disorder that affects the way you think and feel. According to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between 2009 and 2012, 7.6% of Americans aged 12 and older were struggling with depression during the two weeks preceding the survey. Some people reported feeling depressed due to external […]

Men are not the only ones with intimacy disorders. Women also have issues with love and sex. While much research and attention has gone to studying men and pornography, women’s porn addiction is a trend that cannot be ignored.

By Deborah V. Gross, MD, Psychiatrist at The Ranch Mississippi What we experience early in life can influence our future responses. A psychologically traumatic event from your past may impact how you think, feel and behave today. That’s how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops. While addiction is an illness of the brain, PTSD is more […]

At good residential treatment centers, the staff and management understand that their patients are frightened about the future and uncertain if they’ll be able to overcome their chemical dependency. But there are no miracle cures: sobriety and the activities that support it are habits that must be developed gradually and with consistent effort.

All people with ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) have at least one of two behavioral problems: an inability to focus or maintain attention and unusual symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity. Doctors frequently treat the condition with Adderall, a name-brand medication containing the active ingredients dextroamphetamine and amphetamine. In combination, these two stimulants work by making certain […]

As a recovering addict, your intentions can be your friend or your enemy, depending on your level of focus and clarity. You have to be clear about what you want before you can choose a constructive and life-affirming path. ACT therapy programs can help you eliminate the confusion that left you lost in the wilderness […]

Do you need a little extra motivation to begin your recovery journey? Even if you feel healthy now, soon the effects of alcohol abuse on your body will be impossible to ignore. Here are just some of the health risks caused by alcoholism.

Many people are aware of the symptoms of depression, but the signs and symptoms of mania—another defining characteristic of bipolar disorder—are much less widely known. Getting help for those in need is essential and it helps being able to identify when somebody has the condition.

Those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and have yet to find relief with traditional therapy, may want to consider trying two relatively new treatment methods called somatic experiencing and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Both therapies aim to induce healing by allowing the brain to properly process traumatic events.

‘Bipolar disorder’ is the general term for a group of mental health conditions known officially as bipolar and related disorders. Today, these illnesses are recognized by mental health experts in the U.S. and throughout the world. However, not too long ago, things were very different. In fact, use of the term ‘bipolar disorder’ only dates […]