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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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23
Apr

The Dangers of Mixing Xanax and Alcohol

Both Xanax and alcohol have their places in the lives of people all around the world. Xanax is a prescription medication in the benzodiazepine family that can help treat anxiety and panic disorders, making life a lot more manageable for over five percent of the adult population in the United States who take these drugs....
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16
Apr

The Effects of Social Isolation on Mental Health

The effects of social isolation on mental health are a challenge during the best of times, but social isolation has taken on a new meaning during the coronavirus pandemic. As bars, restaurants, schools, and shopping centers close, and we’re all instructed to social distance with our immediate families at home, the opportunity for social has...
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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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