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Month: August 2012

Understanding Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is a serious psychiatric disorder that afflicts millions of adults. If you or someone you love struggles with agoraphobia, you know that it can be a severely debilitating disorder. Individuals with this disorder are frequently portrayed as having “a fear of everything.” However, the underlying issue for agoraphobics is the often paralyzing fear that …

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Coping with Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder is a challenging psychiatric condition that affects tens of thousands of Americans. Those who suffer from it find normal social interactions extremely uncomfortable. As a result, they go out of their way to avoid interacting with others, often to the point that it interferes with their daily life.

Motivational Interviewing for Addiction Treatment

Methods and techniques for treating addiction are contiually evolving. Physicians, clinicians, therapists, and other addiction specialists are constantly looking for the best ways to help their patients beat this devastating disease. Doctors and researchers develop new medications and learn more about the way addiction affects the brain and counselors and psychiatrists come up with new …

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Helping Prevent Depression in Children

Many adults look back on their childhood days as care-free times. Compared to their stressful adult life of balancing work, family, finances, and personal issues, childhood is recalled as joyful and easy. But it’s not easy for all children. According to Dr. David Fassler, clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of …

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Avoiding Addiction Relapse

Relapse is a situation that occurs when a recovering addict breaks sobriety and returns to his or her addictive behavior. While non-professionals commonly use the term for even small lapses into addictive behavior, doctors and mental health professionals typically only use it to describe serious lapses that potentially endanger the course of recovery. Any recovering …

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