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Understanding Separation Anxiety in Adults

Separation anxiety is a normal developmental stage for very young children. In some children, it becomes so disruptive that treatment is required. However, many people do not realize that adults can also suffer from separation anxiety. There are many types of anxiety, not all of which are severe enough to require professional treatment. Still, when…

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Self-Harm and Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions. Millions of people all over the world have experienced a depression severe enough to be considered clinical. Coping with depression can be especially difficult because the nature of the condition makes it hard to think about and do the things that would be most likely…

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Tips for Overcoming Seasonal Depression and Addiction

Do you believe that you or someone you care about needs seasonal depression and addiction treatment? It can be difficult to tell whether or not someone struggling with their mental health needs professional help, especially if it involves seasonal affective disorder (SAD). However, it is essential to figure out if someone’s just experiencing typical winter…

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What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?

Addiction and mental health often go hand-in-hand. Many people who struggle with addiction have underlying mental health disorders, and addiction can also lead to deteriorating mental health. This may include conditions such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. When both mental health disorders and addiction occur at the same time, they are known as…

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5 Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant, meaning it slows down the central nervous system. Like any depressant, alcohol can help people relax and relieve tension when used in small doses. However, alcohol addiction occurs when people can’t control their drinking and turn to alcohol to cope with life’s problems. People struggling with alcohol addiction…

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Benefits of an Outpatient Rehab

When finally deciding to seek treatment for substance use disorder and the accompanying mental health issues that often occur, there can be some confusion about residential versus outpatient treatment. For many caught firmly in the cycle of addiction, residential treatment will be suggested due to the comprehensive, around-the-clock care and treatment. However, not everyone needs…

The Role Bipolar Disorder Plays in Addiction

Mental health conditions and substance abuse are frequently connected. Bipolar disorder and addiction, for instance, often have a relationship to one another. If you or someone you love is experiencing symptoms of both bipolar disorder and addiction, you’ll want to recognize the signs and pursue treatment that addresses both co-occurring conditions. Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder…

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Do I Have Social Anxiety?

Are everyday social situations a source of crippling fear or anxiety? Do you struggle to navigate social interactions that are seemingly effortless for your friends and family? If so, you may be exhibiting social anxiety symptoms and wonder if you will ever learn how to overcome social anxiety. We know the signs of social anxiety…