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A man wondering, "Why do drug overdoses increase in winter?"

Why Do Drug Overdoses Increase In Winter?

Have you ever wondered, “Why do drug overdoses increase in winter?” Sadly, it is not just imagination or coincidence. More people overdose when the weather turns cold, and many factors influence this tragedy. Addiction treatment is the best way to prevent overdose death during any season.  Call Promises Behavioral Health today at 844.875.5609 to learn …

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Can Diet Lead to Depression?

The everyday diet can make a tremendous impact on a person’s well-being. Sure, the food a person chooses to ingest can play a part in their physical health, but new research is showing it also plays a role in their mental health as well. According to a piece in Psych Central, a well-rounded, healthy diet …

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Mental Disorders Beyond Depression Can Lead to Suicide

Suicidal behavior is something doctors and loved ones often look for in depressive individuals, although new research shows this awareness needs to extend to additional mental disorders. With a summary posted in Science Daily, this research suggests there is a wide range of mental disorders that can increase the odds of thinking about suicide and …

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When Can I Start Depression Screening For My Child?

In some reports, depression has been called the most “over diagnosed” disease in this country. In others, it is still considered to be a mental health issue largely undetermined in a number of individuals due to lack of symptoms or other contributing factors. Practitioners are trying to better implement depression screening, but exactly when to …

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Can Major Depression Contribute to Pain Symptoms?

Pain is a complicated thing as symptoms cannot always be fully attributed to an organic origin for those suffering from depression. Dirk Frieser, psychologist at the Institute of Psychology at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, notes in a recent Science Daily report that women are more frequently affected by depression and by the so-called somatoform pain …

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Manic Depression vs. Bipolar Disorder

You’ve probably heard the terms “bipolar disorder” and “manic depression.” However, until you or a loved one are diagnosed, you might not fully understand the differences between manic depression vs. bipolar disorder. If you’re concerned about your mental health or that of a loved one, a mental health treatment center can provide the necessary resources.   …

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What Is Chronic Depression?

What is chronic depression? In short, it’s one of the most severe types of depression. Chronic depression is a long-term health issue. Without support from an inpatient depression treatment center, chronic depression will continue to strip away a person’s quality of life and can tragically end in suicide.  Promises Behavioral Health has mental and behavioral …

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Suffering Silently: Using Self-Injury as a Coping Mechanism

OCD and self-harm often go hand in hand, as people may have obsessive thoughts that lead to behaviors like cutting or burning. People with OCD may also feel shame or guilt about their intrusive thoughts, leading to self-harm as a way of punishing themselves. Unfortunately, this can create a negative cycle of distress and may …

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Irritable Depression: When Sadness Feels Like Anger

Typically when you think of depression, you think of the classic symptoms: sadness, low energy, insomnia, and appetite changes. Sometimes, however, depression presents with a slightly different constellation of symptoms, especially in children and young adults. In fact, in children, sadness might not even be present, and irritability alone can lead to a diagnosis of …

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Myths About Mental Illness

Mental illness is a complex topic, and misinformation can interfere with understanding the issue. Myths about mental illness may exacerbate stigma and shame people, which may worsen symptoms and get in the way of receiving proper care. Knowing how to separate fact and fiction is crucial for finding the appropriate treatment and living a higher …

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