13 November 2014

Possible causes of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Family Violence: Trauma from family violence can predispose an individual to PTSD. It has been shown that the disturbing memories are greater contributors to the biological and psychological dimensions of PTSD than the event itself. Genetics: There is evidence that vulnerability to PTSD is hereditary. Approximately 30% of the variance in PTSD is caused from...
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10 November 2014

5 Excuses for Staying Addicted

Is One of Them Yours? If you’re struggling with addiction, you’re not alone. More than 23 million people need treatment for a drug or alcohol problem, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, but less than 11 percent are getting it. Are you part of the 89 percent? If so, what’s your...
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15 July 2014

Finding A Psychiatrist:

If you or a family member or going through an emotional or anxiety based breakdown it is important for you to find a psychiatrist that will help you through the issues you are facing. If you are sending your child to psychiatry than the doctor will help keep you informed with what they are going...
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15 July 2014

ADHD

ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is common in most adults. What most people don’t understand about ADHD is that it affects more than just your ability to focus on work and personal projects; it also affects your ability to think in a straight line. Most people with ADHD also have a tie to depression and...
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13 May 2014

Getting Treatment for Mental Disorders:

Being diagnosed with a mental disorder can be a trying time for a family. With so much confusion surrounding these mental disorders we’re here with some guiding steps to take care of you. – Make sure you see a licensed psychiatrist who’s invested in helping you get better. – If prescribed medication make sure that...
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18 April 2014

5 Early Warning Signs of Depression

Persistent sad feeling – Most times you won’t realize this right away. To really be sure, ask yourself, “When was the last time you were happy”. Feeling of hopelessness – Are you finding yourself extremely pessimistic? If you’re constantly feeling stuck, without choice, or that no one cares, those are signs of depression. Frequent crying...
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17 April 2014

Is Medication Better than Therapy?

When it comes to your mental health, medication and therapy are not mutually exclusive. In fact, therapists encourage patients taking psychotropic medications to continue with therapy treatment. While prescribed medication can improve patient function, in truth, these pills only treat the symptoms of mental health conditions. Medication cannot correct past trauma or longstanding behavioral patterns,...
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