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Do Babies Remember Trauma?

Do babies remember trauma? Though there is no definitive answer to this question, research suggests that infants can remember traumatic events, leading to potentially severe future complications. For instance, childhood trauma may cause mental health issues later in life, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Fortunately, trauma and PTSD treatment can help individuals heal and live …

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How Problem Gambling Affects The Family

When there’s a compulsive gambler in the family, it affects more than just the gambler. The effects of gambling on the family may be detrimental and cause lasting harm. The impact depends on the gambling problem’s severity and duration, the closeness of the relationships with the gambler, and other factors. Fortunately, professional treatment can mitigate …

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Situational Depression vs. Clinical Depression

Depression is a debilitating mental health condition that affects millions of people all over the world. There are several different types, including situational and clinical depression. In terms of situational vs. clinical depression, there are similarities and differences between the two. Proper diagnosis and treatment are crucial to long-term recovery. At Promises Behavioral Health, we …

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Dual Diagnosis, PTSD, and Substance Abuse

Mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder often go hand-in-hand with addiction. When a person has dual diagnosis, like PTSD and substance abuse, treatment becomes more complex as a result. Dual diagnosis, PTSD and substance abuse require specialized care that addresses both issues simultaneously in order to give the patient the best chance of …

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Long-Term Effects of Alcohol on the Intestines

Drinking too much alcohol can take a severe toll on health. In addition to having adverse effects on the brain, heart, and immune system, excessive consumption of beer, wine, or liquor over a long period may damage the digestive system. Long-term effects of alcohol on the intestines and other parts of the digestive tract may lead …

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Are You an ‘Almost Alcoholic’?

“Almost alcoholic” is a term that refers to individuals who skirt the boundaries of having a drinking problem. It’s the fine line at which point a person may cross over from casual drinking into having an alcohol use disorder. An almost alcoholic may engage in activities such as drinking out of boredom or alone. Knowing …

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Buprenorphine Long-Term Side Effects

Buprenorphine is a prescription medication used to treat opioid addiction and dependence. Though it may prove life-changing for many individuals, it can cause potentially serious problems. As with any other drug, there are potential long-term side effects of buprenorphine. Most people can take it without experiencing issues. However, the longer an individual uses this medication, …

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Signs Your Partner Is a Sex Addict

Sex addiction affects millions of people in the U.S. Those who struggle with this addiction have an obsessive need for sexual pleasure and gratification, causing them to become preoccupied with sex and neglect other important aspects of their lives. Engaging in compulsive sexual activity may lead to severe consequences for these individuals.  Promises Behavioral Health …

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Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms That Can Kill You

Ceasing the consumption of alcohol can drastically improve a person’s life. However, if a person has an alcohol use disorder, quitting cold turkey may present certain risks. The process of withdrawal, during which time toxins leave the body, might cause painful and uncomfortable symptoms. Can alcohol withdrawal kill? Without professional treatment, it may be dangerous …

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Is Hoarding a Mental Illness?

Many people hang on to treasures and memorabilia or have collections of valuable or interesting items. Generally, this is no cause for concern. However, some individuals obsessively collect things to the point where their homes become severely cluttered, which may compromise health and safety. Is hoarding a mental illness? The answer to that question is …

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