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Finding the Best Bipolar Treatment Centers Near You

Sometimes a quick Google search for “best bipolar treatment centers near me” can be the difference between facing life-changing obstacles and finding real recovery. Bipolar disorder, also referred to as manic depression, is a disorder that wreaks havoc both on your brain and everyday behavior. Luckily, it is not impossible to find a reputable bipolar...
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3 Cognitive Games for Seniors That You Have to Try

Research has shown that playing mentally stimulating games, such as problem-solving and memory games, can help seniors stave off dementia and promote brain health. In these studies, seniors who played games were shown to have better memories. They even had more mass in the sections of the brain where memories are stored. In short, finding...
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The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Mental Illness

Each year, one in five Americans suffer from a mental health condition. Unfortunately, far too many people do not receive the professional treatment that could help them overcome illness. One of the biggest obstacles is the stigma that surrounds mental health problems can prevent people from getting the care they need. These misconceptions about mental...
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Bipolar Disorder and Addiction: What You Need To Know

Bipolar disorder affects more than 5 million Americans each year. Despite its prevalence, bipolar disorder is still widely misunderstood. This mood disorder can cause mood swings, but also significant shifts in cognition, behavior, and emotions. Bipolar disorder can cause widespread consequences, including professional and personal conflicts, increased risk of suicide, and addiction. In this article,...
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What To Expect At Inpatient Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

The term “dual diagnosis” has firmly entered the lexicon of addiction treatment in the past few years. Dual diagnoses, also known as co-occurring disorders, refer to individuals who have both a substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health issue. According to SAMHSA, over 8.5 million adults aged 18 and over suffered from a dual diagnosis...
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Your Guide to Early Signs of Personality Disorders

Personality disorders affect a larger population of individuals than you might think. In fact, around 14.9% of Americans fit the criteria of at least one personality disorder. How can you tell if you or a family member has a personality disorder? Watch out for these early signs of personality disorders. Identifying the Symptoms Early Can...
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Senior Adults and Mental Health

Mental illness often goes undiagnosed in older adults. Unfortunately, the topic of senior adults and mental health does not garner the attention it should. In this article, we will give background on the issue and suggest the best types of treatment options for this underserved population.  Background on Senior Adults and Mental Health In 2012,...
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Tips For Helping A Loved One Coping With Mental Illness

If you have a loved one coping with mental illness, you know how hard it is to watch them struggle. Sometimes, you might even be confused about how to best comfort them. Although you may have the best intentions, perhaps you’re out of your league when it comes to showing your support. If you feel...
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Are Anxiety and Substance Abuse Connected?

For most people, it’s common to experience some anxiety in certain situations in life, such as when you have a first date, have to speak in front of a group, or start a new job.  But for others, the frequency and intensity of that anxiety can become so high, it disrupts their day-to-day life. They...
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