5 Common Dual Diagnosis in Women

There is a complex relationship between substance use disorders and mental health issues. When a person experiences both simultaneously, it is called a dual diagnosis. Most of the time, people struggling with a dual diagnosis only receive treatment for their substance use disorder. Women are also disproportionately more likely to develop a dual diagnosis but…

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Eating Disorders and Anxiety: How They Are Linked

Research shows that more than 30 million Americans will develop an eating disorder at some point. A significant number will also be diagnosed with a co-occurring mood disorder. Anxiety is one of the most common co-occurring disorders found with eating disorders. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social anxiety are specific anxiety disorders…

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Panic vs. Anxiety Attacks: What’s the Difference?

Understanding the differences between a panic attack and an anxiety attack is critical in shaping the correct response to this common mental health condition. According to a recent study, finding the proper treatment from a residential anxiety treatment program or coping methods can be challenging when you don’t know what illness affects you. When you’re…

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Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Abuse: What’s the Connection?

On their own, psychiatric conditions and alcohol abuse are difficult to treat. The effects are often even harder to manage and treat when someone struggles with both. Research shows that about 45 percent of people with bipolar disorder also meet the diagnostic criteria for alcohol use disorder. Left untreated, people with this combination suffer from…

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Depression Can Trigger Your Addiction

Depression is a common and treatable mental health condition that affects millions of Americans annually. Regardless of the large number of people affected, depression remains vastly misunderstood, ignored, and stigmatized. Importantly, depression and addiction are often closely linked, and depression can trigger addiction. Whether your depression is caused by trauma, a substance abuse addiction, or…