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The Connection Between Depression and Addiction

No one can deny the connection between depression and addiction. However, the correlation between the two is not always linear. Whether you or someone you care about struggles with depression or addiction, understanding how the two are connected is essential to finding the best treatment possible for improved mental health and quality of life. For …

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Anxiety vs. Depression

On the surface, anxiety and depression seem entirely dissimilar. After all, people imagine anxiety as something more active and pressing, while depression is more of a backdrop. But when it comes to anxiety vs. depression, people struggling with them find few differences. Instead of the differences between anxiety and depression, there are many more similarities—and …

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Does Clinical Depression Respond Better to Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment?

When clinical depression strikes, what is the best way to receive treatment? Some patients could be better off checking into a 24-hour mental health treatment center where they can receive round-the-clock help. Day programs could better serve other patients, allowing them to maintain their daily lives while working to overcome depression. However, a few patients …

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Major Depressive Disorder in Women

Major depressive disorder is the term doctors use to officially describe one of America’s most common mental health issues: major depression. Research indicates that there’s a higher chance of major depression in women occurring than in men. That’s true, in part, because women have gender-specific risks for a condition called postpartum depression, which sometimes meets …

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Can You Go to Rehab for Depression?

Many people suffering from major depressive disorder wonder whether or not their condition warrants proper treatment, whether by means of medication or a full rehab program. Rehab is, of course, not just limited to the scope of drug or alcohol addiction recovery. Both inpatient and outpatient rehab treatment can be massively beneficial for those whose …

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Effective Treatment for Depressive Personality Traits

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a mental health condition characterized by the presence of several different symptoms that leave affected individuals in chronically depressed or melancholy moods. The presence of depressive personality traits can seriously diminish a person’s sense of well-being, especially when these traits appear in combination with diagnosable major depression. Many people who …

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Nurture Your Recovery With Nature

As a result of the first Earth Day in 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency was founded, and the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts were passed. Earth Day also raised a conversation about the importance of sustainability of our ecosystems and being good stewards of the planet. But as we seek the most …

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How Agitated Depression Is Different From Typical Depression

There are many different forms of clinical depression, including agitated depression. This form of depression is different from typical depression. Therefore, though the names and some of the symptoms may appear similar, it is important to distinguish between major depression, agitated depression, and other clinical disorders because their treatments vary significantly. A depression treatment program …

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Anxiety vs. Nervousness: Managing Mild Anxiety

Anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and even post-traumatic stress disorder are all classified as anxiety disorders by mental health professionals. In order to be diagnosed with one, you must meet certain criteria: the way in which you experience your symptoms must be severe enough, appear often enough, and become disruptive enough to be called …

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Are You Always Angry and Irritable?

Most people see depression as constant sadness, lack of motivation, or apathy, never recognizing that being always angry and irritable are all telltale signs. These lesser-known symptoms of depression can stop people from realizing what’s happening. If you find that you’re always angry and irritable no matter what you do to soothe your mood, you …

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