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Mental health
mental health statistics 2020
11
Dec

Mental Health Statistics: Mental Illness in 2020

The end of 2020 is right around the corner, which means that we have a better understanding of this year’s mental health statistics. And that’s important, because 2020 brought a lot of new challenges that many of us were unsure how to face. New mental health statistics from 2020 show that more and more people...
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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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what is dual diagnosis Baton Rouge
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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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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suicidal thoughts
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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psychiatrist baton rouge
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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mental health COVID-19 isolation
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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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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