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Tag: MentalHealth

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05 August

Can symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) be alleviated after only a single therapeutic intervention? Accelerated resolution therapy could offer significant relief to people who struggle with addiction and co-occurring complex traumas. But how does this treatment work, and how quickly can positive changes appear? Here’s what you need to know. Accelerated resolution therapy is […]

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03 August

The urge to exercise regularly is certainly a trait more of us wish we had. But how can we distinguish enviable discipline from unhealthy compulsion? Here is what you should know about exercise addiction. Regular exercise is an essential component of optimal physical and mental health. Countless studies have found that exercise helps regulate mood, improve focus […]

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17 June

You’ve probably heard of the flight or fight response. This is the “good” side of anxiety, when your body reacts to impending danger by sending you a jolt of extra adrenaline and cortisol. It’s these natural hormones that give you the instant energy to hit the brakes when someone suddenly stops ahead of you. Or […]

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14 June

Over the last few years — as the pandemic produced uncertainty and anxiety — an astounding number of parents watched helplessly as their teenager’s mental health seemingly deteriorated. Parents commonly reported moodiness, lack of socialization, unhealthy sleep patterns, and problems with motivation. In severe cases, they reported signs of severe depression, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm. […]

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14 June

January 1 isn’t the only time to reset and renew. With the new season upon us, it’s an ideal time to refocus on what matters most to you. Here are five ways you can start fresh this summer. 1. Reflect on Last Season’s Successes Whether you prefer to journal, meditate, or even go for a walk […]

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13 June

Drug Treatment Programs Drug treatment programs or drug rehab refers to the process of psycho-therapeutic and medical treatment to a person who is dependent on psychoactive substances like hard drugs, prescription drugs or alcohol. Rehabilitation aims at enabling the affected person to stop abusing the substance of interest, thereby avoiding the negative effects: i.e. financial, […]

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13 June

Substance abuse is a significant problem among members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community. From tobacco use, alcohol abuse, and binge drinking to the use of harder drugs like methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and other opioids, many people in the sexual minority struggle with addiction. Statistics have shown that LGBTQ adults are more than twice as […]

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10 June

When you’re faced with the prospect of social situation, you can’t stop an unbreakable shiver running up your spine. Anxiety continues to cast a shadow over each day, and it takes all your energy not to give into the seemingly endless thoughts of self-sabotage. If you’re struggling with avoidance personality disorder, that’s a quick glimpse […]

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09 June

Dopamine is a chemical produced in the brain that affects its pleasure centers. It’s one of a group of chemicals known as neurotransmitters. When released in large enough amounts, it creates feelings of reward. It can also make a person feel more focused and increase their memory and attention span. The positive feelings it creates […]

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08 June

If someone has regularly abused alcohol for years, they may be more likely to develop dementia. The severity of alcohol-induced dementia can vary from person to person, but learning about the risk factors, causes, and treatment outlook for both dementia and alcohol use disorder can help you understand the importance of getting treatment. How alcohol abuse affects […]

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