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Setting Healthy Family Boundaries in Mental Health Treatment

Many people who have grown up in toxic or dysfunctional families can believe that these behaviors are to be expected, that this is just how families are. This can engender cycles of dysfunction and even abuse in family dynamics, allowing the pain of these experiences to continue for years to come. These dynamics get even…

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Is Inpatient Treatment for Anxiety Right for You?

Living with anxiety can be difficult and overwhelming at times. Though everyone experiences anxiety, those living with anxiety disorders experience it differently. Their anxiety can be debilitating and may last for long periods, incurring dramatic adverse effects on a person’s body. Fortunately, an anxiety treatment program can help. Inpatient anxiety treatment centers provide a safe…

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Identifying PTSD Triggers

If you live with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, it can sometimes feel as if symptoms arise out of nowhere. Seemingly innocuous places or situations could lead to a debilitating cascade of symptoms, making the world feel like a minefield. However, PTSD symptoms rarely spontaneously occur. Instead, they are most often triggered by environmental factors, which…

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Mood Swings and Depression

Mood swings describe rapid, often drastic, shifts in temperament. If you are experiencing mood swings, you could be feeling on top of the world and, within the hour, feel despondent and depressed. These changes could potentially be normal, perhaps as a result of hormone changes or stress. In such cases, they will generally fade with…

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When Is Residential Depression Treatment Necessary?

Depression is an extremely common experience, but every person’s experience with depression is different. In some cases, depression is temporary and easily treatable, and in others, depression could require years of intensive therapy or medication. In either case, treatment is an essential first step to recovery. If your depression is severe, long-lasting, or treatment-resistant, a…

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Benefits of DBT for Mental Health

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a modified form of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Originally developed as a treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), its use has since expanded to include several other mental health issues. A dialectical behavior therapy program can be useful as part of a treatment plan for a variety of mental health issues, including…

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Ways to Calm Down from a Panic Attack

Panic attacks can happen suddenly and violently, coming seemingly out of nowhere. Though the physical symptoms of a panic attack won’t cause any harm, they can be debilitating and terrifying, especially if they occur regularly. Calming down can be difficult during a panic attack, and strategies for stopping a panic attack are best used early.…

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A Day in the Life in a Residential Mental Health Treatment Center

Taking the step to receive treatment for a mental health issue can seem like a daunting challenge. One of the most common questions for people considering care at a residential mental health treatment center is, “what will day-to-day life look like while in treatment?” At Atlanta Center for Mental Health, each person’s experience will ultimately…

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3 Signs of a Manic Episode from Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that involves severe fluctuations in a person’s mood, ranging from deep depression to an energetic, euphoric high. This euphoric high is typically referred to as mania. If you have bipolar disorder and remain in a manic state for an extended period, you may require mania and bipolar treatment…