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Anxiety vs Depression: How Can You Tell the Difference?

On the surface, anxiety and depression seem entirely dissimilar. After all, people imagine anxiety as something that’s more active and pressing, while depression is more of a backdrop. But when it comes to anxiety vs depression, they actually share many symptoms and often occur together. Outpatient and inpatient depression treatment centers can help you determine which …

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What is Dual Diagnosis? Could You Have It?

If you’ve been looking into treatment, you may have seen the term “dual diagnosis.” But what is dual diagnosis? It’s when an individual has both a mental illness and a substance abuse disorder at once. If you think you have a dual diagnosis disorder, there are dual diagnosis treatment centers that can help. What is …

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What is Clinical Depression?

Depression is not a one-size-fits-all diagnosis. Instead, many levels exist in clinical depression. These range from mild to severe with a wide range of symptoms and life effects. So, what is clinical depression overall and how does it relate to substance abuse or addiction? The explanation of clinical depression, particularly how it relates to drug …

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The Connection Between Depression and Addiction

There is a strong correlation between depression and addiction. However, the relationship between the two is not always linear. Whether you or someone you care about struggles with depression or with addiction, understanding the connection between the two is important. Then you can find the best dual diagnosis treatment centers for your treatment plan. Can …

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Summertime Blues? Seasonal Depression Can Strike in Summer

While the short, dark days of winter trigger seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in many people, the sunny days of summer bring on SAD for a small percentage of the population — 1% according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Sometimes called reverse seasonal affective disorder, summer SAD can be just as debilitating as …

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Men and Depression: Five Ways to Recognize and Heal Sadness

By Kenneth England, MFT, Primary Therapist, Promises Malibu We’ve all heard the expression, “Man up.” Men have grown up with tough guy heroes as role models and have spent their lives hearing messages that they should be strong and unemotional. They learn that they cannot let things “bother them.” And if they are upset and …

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Neurofeedback for Depression

Depression is the general term for a group of separate but related mental illnesses, although most people associate the word with one specific condition: major depressive disorder or major depression. Doctors and researchers continually explore new and improved methods of combating this condition, which affects millions of Americans. One new approach to depression treatment is …

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