Behavioral Health News

12
Mar

5 Tips to Handle a Dissociation Disorder

It’s normal to daydream, but if you take things a step further and feel disconnected from the world, you could have a larger mental health problem.  The American Psychiatric Association explains that dissociation changes how your brain handles information, causing you to disconnect from thoughts, feelings, memories, and your surroundings. It can greatly affect your...
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21
Feb

Baton Rouge and Mental Health: The Hidden Relationship

From family problems and stress at work to technology and social media, there is no shortage of things in our lives that can cause or worsen a mental illness. Even so, sometimes you have to look past what’s happening to you and start looking at what’s around you instead. Where you live is such an...
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07
Feb

Alcohol and Depression: What’s the Connection?

The link between dependency on alcohol and depression is undeniable. Statistics indicate that anywhere between 30-50 percent of people with alcohol dependency also suffer from depression. Likewise, about one third of people with major depression also have a co-occurring substance use disorder. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.2 million U.S....
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25
Jan

The Hidden Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

The presence of addiction can be deceptively subtle. This is especially true in the signs of prescription drug abuse. If you suspect that you or a loved one are suffering from a substance use disorder, please view this page to learn more about the common symptoms in this type of addiction. Table of Contents Symptoms...
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13
Jan

The Surprising History of Mental Illness Treatment

Our approach to mental illness treatment has radically changed throughout time. Some of the methods to treat mental illness from the middle ages up to the 20th century might even shock you. This article details the surprising history of mental illness treatment. It also covers how our care options differ in the present day. Table...
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11
Dec

How to Stay Sober Over the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner. This means parties, family, and, oftentimes, mingling with people who drink and use drugs. Your recovery might feel extra challenging during the holiday season. Consider this article’s tips and tricks to staying sober while still enjoying the festivities. Table of Contents Recognize an Increase in TemptationRelapse Prevention Plan...
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26
Nov

12-Step Principles for Dual-Diagnosis

The 12-step program is a faith-based recovery program typically offered to patients with co-occurring mental health and addiction problems. Although the program stresses spirituality, you do not need to believe in a higher power to participate. This program allows for self-growth, and members are encouraged to practice the 12-step principles during their time in a...
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21
Nov

What Are Your Behavioral Health Service Options?

Colloquially, behavioral health is just another way of referring to mental health. Many mental health professionals prefer using this term, though, because it talks about mental health issues in a more inclusive way. Behavioral health stresses a more holistic view of mental illness and addiction. A doctor who focuses on behavioral health will most likely...
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13
Nov

The Best Group Therapy Activities For Mental Health

Dealing with mental health issues can often feel like an isolating task. Many patients worry that they will have to face the challenge alone. But with group therapy activities, patients can find a sense of belonging in the journey toward recovery. This article will outline some of the best group therapy activities they can participate...
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