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What Is a Psychological Disorder?

Ads for mental health services on television and other media are making discussions about mental health more mainstream, and that’s a good thing. However, there is still confusion about what is a psychological disorder. Therefore, a clear diagnosis is needed before a psychological disorder treatment program can be implemented. Defining and diagnosing mental health issues…

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How to Overcome Holiday Depression

The holiday season is not always a cheerful time for everyone. For some, the season reminds them of loved ones that they’ve lost, or it’s a significant pressure point on their finances. Experiencing these things when you might feel they should be your happiest could further dampen your spirits, leading to depression. This can be…

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Can Seasonal Depression Trigger Addiction?

When the seasons change, it can cause sadness and isolation and trigger negative emotions. These feelings can add fuel to the proverbial fire if you’re currently handling a substance use disorder. Managing seasonal depression and addiction on your own can feel unbearable, especially if you don’t have a support system around you. We offer our…

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How Bipolar Disorder Perpetuates Addiction

If you have bipolar disorder, it may serve as one of the underlying causes of addiction. The intense mood swings that occur with bipolar disorder can take over your life. Unfortunately, many people who have co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders choose to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. At Serenity House Detox & Recovery Florida, we…