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mental health treatment
suicide rates during COVID
24
Aug

Suicide Rates During COVID: Reviewing the Latest Data

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the lives of Americans and everyone else around the world. In addition to the physical and social changes that have occurred, there have also been serious concerns surrounding people’s mental health during this time. But has there been an increase in suicide...
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Delusions vs Hallucinations
13
Aug

Delusions vs Hallucinations: Understanding False Realities

Delusions and hallucinations are both symptoms of mental health disorders that alter a person’s perception of reality. However, while similar, they are not the same. Understanding the differences between delusions vs hallucinations can be helpful in diagnosis and treatment as well as in the management of mental health conditions that cause these symptoms. The mind...
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depression awareness
15
Jul

Depression Awareness in Louisiana: How Treatment Can Help

Depression symptoms are common, affecting about 19% of people in the United States in 2019. Unfortunately, since the coronavirus outbreak, rates of depression have increased nationwide. When broken down by state, the highest rates of depression and anxiety were found in Louisiana, a trend that was established even before the outbreak of the virus. Given...
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mental health check
19
Nov

Holiday Mental Health Check: Keeping the Holidays Happy

With the holidays right around the corner, a mental health check should be a high priority item on your to-do list. Between the normal holiday stress and additional pressure from the coronavirus pandemic, the winter months will be hard for a lot of people. Whether you have a mental health condition or not, a mental...
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dissociative disorder
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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why is mental health important
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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dependent personality disorder
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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Dissociation Disorder
12
Mar

5 Tips to Handle a Dissociative 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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alcohol and depression
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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History of mental illness
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. The...
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