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How EMDR Treats Anxiety

April 7, 2023
Anxiety is a common mental health disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. This disorder includes feelings of worry, fear, and unease that can interfere with daily activities. Anxiety symptoms can range from mild to severe and may include physical sensations such as increased heart rate and sweating, as well as cognitive symptoms like difficulty […]

What to Look for in Residential Treatment

March 17, 2023
There are many different treatment options for treating mental health and dual-diagnosis disorders. Some people benefit from a residential treatment program as it allows them the opportunity to focus on their needs without any outside distractions. Equally important is knowing what to look for in residential treatment to ensure it meets your care and treatment […]

What Part of the Brain Does Schizophrenia Affect?

March 10, 2023
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. It can cause people to have unusual thoughts or beliefs, difficulty expressing their emotions, and trouble understanding the world around them. By better understanding what part of the brain schizophrenia affects, it can help the individual better understand their condition and […]

Common Myths About PTSD

March 3, 2023
When discussing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), we often picture veterans who experienced traumatic events while serving our country. However, this is not an accurate picture of those that can develop PTSD. Instead, it is just one of many common myths about PTSD. What Is PTSD? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that […]

Is Bipolar a Personality Disorder?

February 17, 2023
When someone has bipolar disorder, their moods can change whether they are on an up or a down. They can also seem normal when they are between ups and downs. Because of these mood changes, it is not uncommon for people to wonder is bipolar a personality disorder. What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is […]

Is Self-Harm Addictive?

February 10, 2023
Most people are aware of other addictions, such as alcohol use disorder, substance use disorder, gambling, and pornography. However, not many people are aware that self-harm can become an addictive behavior in certain individuals. Find out more in answering the question, “Is self-harm addictive?” What Is Self-Harm? Self-harm is a type of behavior where someone […]

What Are the Early Signs of Mental Illness?

February 3, 2023
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five adults is diagnosed with mental illness yearly. What are the early symptoms of mental illness? Stigma prevents people from recognizing the signs and symptoms. For the public to become more aware of the symptoms and signs of mental illness, educators must break the stigma. […]

Recent Changes in Veteran Affairs Coverage to Help Suicidal Vets

January 20, 2023
Great news for veterans and their loved ones: the Veterans Comprehensive Prevention, Access to Care, and Treatment (COMPACT) Act of 2020 took effect this past Tuesday, January 17. The COMPACT Act contained a specific section that expanded VA mental health coverage for members of the U.S. Armed Forces. What Is Veteran Affairs Health Care Coverage? […]

Music Therapy for Mental Health

January 13, 2023
There is music and sounds all around us. Some music and sounds can bring us comfort and put smiles on our faces. Other sounds and music can make us feel sad, especially when we associate it with the loss of a loved one. As you can see, music can affect our emotions and mental health. […]

What to Bring to Residential Treatment

January 6, 2023
When you embark on a mental health disorder treatment program, it is understandable that you want to know what to bring to residential treatment. Depending on your needs, most programs will last between one and three months, sometimes longer, so you must be prepared. What Is Residential Treatment? Residential treatment is also called inpatient treatment. […]

What Is Schizophrenia?

January 21, 2022
What Is Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a rare but significant mental health condition in which a person’s ability to comprehend reality is impaired. Schizophrenia is characterized by abnormal thoughts, feelings, and actions that interfere with daily life and are typically disabling. Schizophrenia is assumed to be caused by genetics, the environment, and chemical imbalances. This condition, […]

Lobotomy to TMS: How Science Evolved To Treat Mental Health Ethically

January 15, 2022
Psychosurgery is an umbrella term to refer to different types of surgical interventions that aim to alter a person’s behavior, thoughts, and mood. One of the more famous types of psychosurgery is lobotomy. It’s a surgical treatment wherein a hole is drilled into a person’s skull. The procedure’s primary purpose is to cut brain nerve […]

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