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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5 Benefits of Women’s Inpatient Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety is an expected part of modern life. Uncertainty and doubt can cause us to worry or experience stress. However, anxiety disorders affect millions of Americans. These disorders can cause problems in a person’s personal, family, and professional life. One in five American adults has an anxiety disorder, and it is twice as likely for…

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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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3 Tips to Overcome Valentine’s Day Depression

Valentine’s Day can be a happy day for many people, an exciting time for couples to celebrate their love and build new memories. But for many people, even those in relationships, Valentine’s Day can be a source of stress, anxiety, and even depression. The day can bring to mind past heartbreaks, loneliness, or dissatisfaction in…

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What Are the Signs of Depression?

Depression is a mental illness disorder that can seriously impair your life. It affects virtually every aspect of your being. Depression influences how you act as well as your thoughts and feelings. Its influence on these areas is predominantly negative. We must look for signs of depression within ourselves and society members. About 7.1% of…

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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…