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Alcohol and Depression

Problems associated with alcohol and depression are closely correlated. People who suffer from depression may turn to alcohol as a form of self-medication. Long-term use may result in dependency. Every time a person gets depressed, they may reach for the bottle to cope with the symptoms of their condition. Alcohol abuse can, in turn, intensify…

Schizophrenia Myths and Misconceptions

What happens when you or someone you love no longer lives in reality? From imagining enemies around every corner to experiencing confused thoughts that make normal life impossible, schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder that makes it hard to tell what’s real-and what’s not. Schizophrenia is a very complex illness that almost always requires ongoing mental…

OCD Alternative Treatments

Intrusive thoughts that won’t go away. Disturbing impulses. Compulsive behaviors that don’t make sense. No matter how hard you try to stop or control them, you can’t. That’s the nature of the challenging and complex anxiety disorder known as obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD for short. OCD can manifest in a variety of ways, ranging from…

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Signs of Anxiety

Anxiety is the body’s way of alerting a person that danger is near. As such, it is a normal reaction to stressful situations. However, when anxiety gets out of control, or when a person feels anxious all of the time, it is possible that they have a disorder. The signs of anxiety will eventually surface,…

Depression and Anxiety

Roughly 46% of all Americans will struggle with a mental health disorder in their lifetime, while another 5% of adults struggle with a mental health disorder each year. Mental health disorders, like depression and anxiety, can cause disabling symptoms when left untreated. Depression and anxiety can make it difficult to work or further your education,…