CHAT WITH US
GET HELP NOW

Promises Behavioral Health

Bon Jovi Praises New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Overdose Law

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed into law a bill that protects drug overdose patients and those who seek medical help for them from prosecution. The Overdose Protection Act seeks to assure that overdose victims receive timely medical assistance without fear of being arrested for drug possession. “Leaders of this state want them to …

Bon Jovi Praises New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Overdose Law Read More »

Depression in Kids Linked to Cardiac Risks in Teens

Depression is a serious mental health disorder frequently linked to adults in the popular imagination. However, mental health experts are well aware of the existence of depression in teenagers and younger children. According to the results of a study published in 2013 by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the Washington University School of …

Depression in Kids Linked to Cardiac Risks in Teens Read More »

Bullying Leads to Depression, Substance Abuse in Teenagers

Bullying is a term used to describe a wide range of aggressive actions intended to intimidate, manipulate, demean or socially stigmatize others. While these actions were once viewed as simply part of “growing up,” mental health professionals now understand that they can have a seriously negative short- and/or long-term impact on the mental, emotional or …

Bullying Leads to Depression, Substance Abuse in Teenagers Read More »

DSM-V: Hoarding New Mental-Disorder Diagnoses

Hoarding disorder is the name of a psychiatric condition that produces symptoms such as the compulsive urge to acquire unusually large amounts of possessions and an inability to voluntarily get rid of those possessions, even when they have no practical usefulness or monetary value. Until recently, mental health guidelines in the United States viewed hoarding …

DSM-V: Hoarding New Mental-Disorder Diagnoses Read More »

Promises’ Dr. Greg Skipper Co-Authors JAMA Article on Physician Impairment

Greg Skipper, MD, director of Professional Health Services at Promises Treatment Centers, has co-authored an article on physician impairment in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. (JAMA). JAMA, established in 1883, is among the most influential and prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals today. The article “Identification of Physician Impairment” explains that because alcohol, narcotic and seditive addiction …

Promises’ Dr. Greg Skipper Co-Authors JAMA Article on Physician Impairment Read More »

New Study Confirms Link Between Marijuana Use and Mental Illness

Marijuana is the most popular form of a substance called cannabis, which comes from the leaves, flowers, and stems of a group of related plant species. In the past, a number of studies have linked marijuana use to an elevated risk for developing at least some of the symptoms of certain diagnosable mental illnesses. A …

New Study Confirms Link Between Marijuana Use and Mental Illness Read More »

Depression in Preschool Is Real

Preschool depression is the term mental health professionals use to describe symptoms of major depression that appear in children younger than 6. At one point, there was considerable doubt among these professionals that such a condition truly existed. However, evidence gathered in the last several years strongly supports its reality. According to a study published …

Depression in Preschool Is Real Read More »

How to Communicate With Your Borderline Personality Disordered Loved One

Receiving the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) can come as a relief – finally knowing what is wrong and that there may be some solutions. But even after diagnosis, many attendant conflicts remain. There are few medications that work for BPD, and certainly no “magic bullet.” The disorder is known to be so complicated …

How to Communicate With Your Borderline Personality Disordered Loved One Read More »

Scroll to Top