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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 Cope with Bipolar Disorder Triggers

Living with bipolar disorder can be a challenge, even when receiving the bipolar disorder treatment that’s right for you. Understanding bipolar disorder triggers and what to do about them can help. For more information about living with bipolar disorder and getting treatment, contact Serenity House Detox & Recovery today at 866.294.5306. Understanding Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder causes…

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Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

More than 20 million Americans struggle with addiction every year. Many of those Americans also suffer from a mental health disorder that increases their risk of developing an addiction. For years, doctors have found connections between mental health disorders and addiction. Unfortunately, it can often be a challenge to definitively say which appeared first. Research…

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Recognizing World Bipolar Day

World Bipolar Day creates a unique opportunity to increase awareness about a debilitating condition that impacts our valued community members. This mental health awareness day takes place on March 30 each year and helps focus support on people dealing with bipolar disorder. During the month of March, millions of people around the world participate in…

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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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How to Control Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are common mental health conditions that affect millions of Americans. In fact, it is the most common mental illness in the United States, with approximately 40 million adults suffering from the condition. While anxiety is treatable, only a small percentage of people with this condition seek viable anxiety treatment and addiction in Ft.…

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Advantages of Seeking Family Therapy During the Holidays

Holidays should not be a time of conflict between loved ones. Instead, it should be a time of gathering, sharing, and laughing. Well, unfortunately, family frictions tend to be very common in that period. Seeking family therapy for the holidays is one way to avoid them. It is perfect timing to sort things out before…

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What You Will Learn in Family Therapy

Substance use disorders don’t only disrupt the life of the individual who is addicted. They affect everyone in that person’s family as well. The behaviors of the person who has become dependent on drugs or alcohol harm those they love. However, it’s not a one-way street. In many cases, family members behave in a way…

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Recognizing World Mental Health Day in October

World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is observed in October. The World Federation for Mental Health created this holiday in 1992, and annual events supporting this vital cause and mental health treatment programs continue today. The mission of WMHD is to advocate against the social stigmas and misunderstandings attached to mental illness. It also builds awareness…

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Using Meditation for Anxiety and Addiction

Science shows that the links between anxiety and addiction are strong. Anxiety disorders cause people to feel extreme tension in certain situations. Unfortunately, the National Institute of Mental Health reports 40 million adults in the United States have experienced anxiety. For this reason, they may turn to drugs or alcohol to numb the stress. One…