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11
Sep

Common Dissociative Disorders and How to Get Help

Dissociative disorders aren’t that common. Only about two percent of adults meet the criteria to be diagnosed with a full-blown disorder. However, for people who are affected, identifying symptoms and getting treatment are crucial. Sadly, this process can be tricky. That’s because as much as 75 percent of people experience at least one dissociative episode...
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27
Aug

Signs and Symptoms of Drug Addiction You Need to Know

The symptoms of drug addiction aren’t always obvious. That’s because many people struggle with the difference between addiction and recreational use. While many drugs carry inherent risks of addiction, most people don’t become addicted to most substances after using them once. Drug addiction doesn’t come with a sign that announces that you have a problem...
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14
Aug

How to Get Sober in 5 Steps

Just because you want to get sober doesn’t mean you know how to get sober. Even more importantly, just because you do something to further your sobriety today doesn’t necessarily mean your new-found sobriety will stick. If you really want to quit your habit for good, you have to start by getting real about the...
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30
Jul

Why Is Mental Health Important? How to Get Help

Why is mental health important? This is a smart question to ask in today’s world where mental health is becoming more prominent, but there is still a stigma associated with mental illness. Mental health is something you can’t see, and it’s easy to think you simply need to suck it up and get over it....
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16
Jul

Alternatives to Drinking and Using: How to Stay Sober

Maintaining your sobriety after receiving treatment for addiction is often one of the most challenging aspects of recovery. This is because drinking alcohol and using drugs are two events that many people turn to in social situations or to “relax” after a tough day.  However, there are alternative ways to feel good without risking your...
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02
Jul

What Is Dual Diagnosis? How It Supports Recovery

It isn’t uncommon for people to be treated for drug addiction or a mental health disorder, but what is dual diagnosis, and what makes its approach different from traditional forms of treatment? In the not too distant past, it was common for recovery specialists to focus on one area of recovery. Some programs were geared...
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18
Jun

Dependent Personality Disorder—What You Need to Know

Compared to other mental illnesses, dependent personality disorder (DPD) isn’t very common. It is only diagnosed in 0.5 to 0.6 percent of the general population. However, signs of this personality disorder can appear in virtually anyone. You may experience some symptoms of DPD throughout your life, even if you don’t have this mental health condition....
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04
Jun

Suicidal Thoughts and What to Do When They Appear

Among all the mental health issues you or your loved ones may face throughout your lives, suicidal thoughts are one of the most serious. One survey found that around 20 percent of the population will experience suicidal feelings at some point in their lives, and nearly seven percent of those people will attempt suicide. Not...
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28
May

Psychiatrist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Are you in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area and looking for a psychiatrist to treat depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions? Baton Rouge Behavioral Hospital offers an on-sight psychiatrist conveniently located throughout Baton Rouge and the Capital area.  What Is a Psychiatrist? A psychiatrist is a doctor who specializes in mental health and substance...
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07
May

7 Tips for Getting and Staying Sober

Getting sober is a challenge, but staying sober is equally, if not more, challenging. Many things can happen in your life that can cause you to revisit old, destructive habits. Many who struggle with drugs or alcohol find it difficult to stay sober over the holidays, while others may struggle after running into an old...
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