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How Does Bipolar Disorder Affect Daily Life?

How does bipolar disorder affect daily life

Bipolar disorder affects an estimated four percent of adults in the US alone, and millions more worldwide. Yet despite its prevalence, bipolar disorder continues to be one of the most misunderstood mental health conditions, and one of the most heavily stigmatized. For example, for those who don’t have the disorder, they may be wondering, “How…

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What Are the Types of Depression?

What are the types of depression

Depressive disorders, or mood disorders, are the second most common type of mental health diagnosis after anxiety disorders, affecting an estimated 8.4 percent of adults and 17 percent of adolescents. But what exactly defines depression? What are the types of depression? And how does it develop in people? For starters, depression has grown in prevalence over time,…

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Treatment for Trauma: 7 Types

Treatment for trauma: 7 types

Traumatic experiences are an unfortunately common part of life. It is estimated that at least half of all people will experience one or more traumatic events, and many among them will experience several. On the other hand, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), another type of mental health disorder, is a bit rarer, occurring in only about 3.6…

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Luxury Treatment Center for Co-Occurring Mental Disorders

Luxury treatment center for co occurring mental disorders

Substance use disorder affects an estimated 59 million Americans and countless families. Studies also show, about half the people struggling with a mental health disorder also have a substance use disorder. Yet, despite how pervasive and overwhelming it can be, both are ultimately treatable. However, treatment is not always readily available. Only an estimated 18.5 percent…

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3 Ways Anxiety Leads to Substance Misuse

3 ways anxiety leads to substance misuse

Anxiety disorders are the most commonly diagnosed mental health issues in the world. These include conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety, and social phobia. It is estimated that about 19.1 percent of all adults and 31.9 percent of all adolescents struggle with a form of anxiety in the United…

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How to Get Over a Substance Abuse Problem

How to get over a substance abuse problem

Regular drug use affects roughly 14.5 percent of the US population, and it is estimated that at least 8.5 percent of the US population needs treatment for a substance abuse problem. Not counted in that statistic are the family members and close friends who are also affected by their loved one’s alcohol or drug use problem, and…

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Bipolar Disorder and Depression: What’s the Difference?

Bipolar disorder and depression: What's the difference?

Almost 10 percent of Americans struggle with mood disorders like bipolar disorder and depression. These are conditions that primarily affect a person’s mood, which is their general emotional state over a period of time. Wherein something like anger would be a specific emotion, a mood can be understood as a baseline of feeling over time.…

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7 Tips for Coping with Social Anxiety Disorder

7 tips for coping with social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety disorder is one of the more common forms of anxiety, affecting an estimated 12 percent of adults throughout their lifetime. Among people with a form of social anxiety, as many as one-third (29.9 percent) experience serious impairment. Unlike introversion, social anxiety is a disabling condition that can cripple a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others,…

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How a Luxury Rehab Center Can Benefit You

How a luxury rehab center can benefit you

Treating an addiction takes time. While we have made considerable progress in addressing and treating substance use disorder through both psychiatric treatment and medication, there is still no “cure” for an addiction. For the most part, long-term recovery is as much about relearning how to commit yourself to sobriety and develop your own personalized toolkit…

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Pinpointing a Panic Attack Onset

Pinpointing a panic attack onset

An estimated 2.7 percent of American adults experience a panic attack in a given year, and nearly 5 percent of people experience panic attacks in their lives. Panic attacks are more common than we previously thought, and may still be underdiagnosed in men. Unlike generalized anxiety or a case of phobia, a panic attack is an acute…

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