Depression is often a crippling condition. It is a severe but common mood disorder that can affect how a person thinks and feels and especially an individual’s ability to carry out everyday responsibilities. Depression often co-occurs with substance use disorders (SUDs), such as addiction, as
Having a mental health disorder, and seeking and receiving treatment for it, is challenging for anyone that experiences it. However, the stigmas associated with those who struggle with mental health and need treatment act as barriers that only make recovery seem even more difficult. Addressing
Updated on 4/13/2023 You have medical checkups with your doctor, you have a dentist look at your teeth regularly, and you take your car in for maintenance to keep it running well. Have you ever considered that your mind could use a regular checkup, too?
Updated on 01/17/23 At some point in life, you will experience anxiety. When anxiety takes hold, it can disrupt your life and affect your sense of control, confidence and lead to physical symptoms. It can even lead to substance use in trying to cope. Here’s
The defining trait of bipolar disorder is the experience of mood swings between periods of extreme happiness and intense sadness. While occasional mood swings are not out of the ordinary for many, individuals that have bipolar disorder can experience shifts in mood that interfere with
Proper medication management helps you address your overall health and work with your health care provider to address any challenges that could stand in your way of following a healthy regimen. Take a look at what medication management is and how it can benefit you.
The holidays are painted with joy and celebration on storefronts, catalogs, and commercials. Yet this joy eludes so many, and the failed expectation of those images likely compounds those emotions of sadness, loneliness, and heartache. There is also a significant increase in drugs and alcohol
There is still a lot of misunderstanding, fear and discrimination surrounding mental health treatment. Perhaps no issue is more stigmatized than taking medication. Due to the misinterpretation and beliefs surrounding medication, you might have many questions. Before you become deterred from pursuing possible medication that
A very dysfunctional synergy exists between relationships, abuse, and chronic alcoholism or addiction. When all three are present, they can create a cycle that is difficult to break. Whether the relationships came first, the abuse or the substance abuse, when you are a part of