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What Is Depression?
Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you. Depression is a common but serious illness.
Many people with a depressive illness never seek treatment. But the majority, even those with the most severe depression, can get better with treatment. Medications, psychotherapies, and other methods can effectively treat people with depression.
There are several forms of depressive disorders…….Read More
What are Anxiety Disorders?
Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. Anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. These feelings can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships.
There are a variety of anxiety disorders……Read More
What is substance abuse?
Many people do not understand why or how other people become addicted to alcohol and drugs. It is often mistakenly assumed that alcohol and drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using alcohol and drugs simply by choosing to change their behavior. In reality, alcohol and drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will. In fact, because alcohol and drugs change the brain in ways that foster compulsive abuse, quitting is difficult, even for those who are ready to do so. Through scientific advances, we know more about how drugs work in the brain than ever, and we also know that drug addiction can be successfully treated to help people stop abusing alcohol and drugs and lead productive lives….. Read More
We all know what anger is, and we’ve all felt it: whether as a fleeting annoyance or as full-fledged rage.
Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you’re at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion.
What is anger?…. Read More
Shame is a powerful emotion and for some it can be internalized in our deepest core. This can be something we were taught or that we developed over time with our life experiences. When feeling shame we feel inherently flawed and judged by others. We feel defective in the eyes of those around us and often, we ourselves, can be the ones that cast the shame onto ourselves. Shame unresolved can lead to emotional turmoil in our lives and prevents us from living authentically. It affects all of our relationships and impacts the decisions and choices we make in life. We walk around carrying this burden of doubt in ourselves and the loneliness of emotional isolation due to the fear associated with shame. When we don’t allow ourselves to be vulnerable, we prevent ourselves from making the necessary connections with others that are vital to our emotional health…..Read More
It is estimated that 1 in 4 people who meet the clinical criteria for diagnosis of OCD also meet the clinical criteria for diagnosis with some form of substance abuse or addiction. This co-occurring addiction and obsessive compulsive disorder is much more difficult to overcome that either addiction or OCD alone…Read More
Treating co-occurring addiction and mental health issues requires hard work on the part of the client, the treatment team, and the family support system… Read More