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mental illness
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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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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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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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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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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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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17
Oct

Finding the Best Mental Health Hospitals in Louisiana

While mental illness is incredibly common, quality mental health hospitals are not as prevalent. Sadly, Louisiana is no exception, and not all mental health programs are created equal. But how do you separate the less-than-great facilities from the best mental health hospitals in Louisiana? That’s what we’re here for. We’ll walk you through the programs...
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