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Bipolar Diet: Foods to Eat and Avoid

The food we eat plays a huge role in our overall health, including our mental health. Research has shown that eating certain foods can help with the treatment of signs of bipolar disorder, while some foods may frustrate your efforts to alleviate symptoms. Whether you desire to supplement traditional treatment methods or are taking a…

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Acupuncture for Addiction

Acupuncture for addiction is becoming an increasingly popular therapy. It is not a cure for addiction, but it does help to reduce uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, which in turn makes it more likely that someone will successfully get through the first few days of addiction treatment without turning back to their substance of choice. What Is…

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Effects of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can cause serious mental health issues, like hypervigilance, which is a symptom of PTSD. If you or someone you care about is suffering from domestic violence, don’t wait to get help. The effects of domestic violence can have serious long-term consequences. Types of Domestic Violence Domestic violence is a traumatizing ordeal that comes…

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Depression Risk Factors and Protective Factors

Around 14.8 million Americans suffer from depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. It’s the third most common cause of hospitalization for Americans ages 18 to 44 and the leading cause of disability worldwide. Learn about some of the conditions that may put you at greater risk for depression, and what you can…

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Detoxing From Alcohol Without Medication

If you develop an addiction to alcohol, you will need to go through a detoxification period before actively participating in substance treatment. People with moderate or severe drinking problems almost inevitably require some sort of medication during detox in order to cope with the discomforting and potentially dangerous symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. However, in some…

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Common Characteristics of Children of Alcoholics

Children of alcoholic parents live in a unique world. While most children enjoy comfortable routines, playtime, reliable meals and bonding time with their caregivers, children of alcoholic parents don’t have the same luxuries. A Harder Lot in Life According to research comparing children of alcoholics to children of non-alcoholics, children of alcoholic parents are at…