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6 Reasons Men Keep Their Depression a Secret

In U.S. culture and around the world, men are taught to hide real feelings and suppress emotions deep down inside, which is one of the major reasons depression in men is underdiagnosed and undertreated. Men are less likely than women to ask for help when it comes to depression. Many don’t even realize there’s a …

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What Is Dual Diagnosis?

If you’re working towards addiction recovery, you know that roadblocks and challenges can make sustainable sobriety difficult. One of the biggest roadblocks is what’s known as dual diagnosis: when a mental health concern and substance use disorder co-exist. Knowing what dual diagnosis is and what to do when you or someone you love has it …

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How to Cope with Complex PTSD

Complex PTSD occurs when a person has been exposed to long-term trauma, such as ongoing domestic violence, forced prostitution, being held hostage, or long-term childhood abuse. Most people who suffer from complex PTSD experience problems with regulating their emotions, memory problems, dissociation, difficulty trusting others, having stable relationships, and problems with self-perceptions of guilt, shame, …

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Men

Anyone exposed to a highly traumatic event or situation with the potential to cause injury or death can develop diagnosable symptoms of the mental health condition called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, men have PTSD risks that differ from women for several reasons. In addition, post-traumatic stress disorder in men typically involves symptoms that differ …

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What Are the Major Symptoms of Atypical Depression?

Do you believe that you or someone you love is struggling with depression? If so, it’s essential to know that there are different types of depression, each with its own symptoms. For example, atypical depression is a specific form of major depressive disorder (MDD). Mental health experts and professionals call it “atypical” precisely because symptoms …

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The Connection Between PTSD and Substance Abuse

Up to two-thirds of people struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an addiction as a co-occurring disorder. The connection between PTSD and substance abuse is well-known in the mental health community. In fact, people struggling with PTSD are four times more likely to develop addictions than peers without mental health problems. If you or …

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Is My Loved One Struggling With Depression?

Depression is a mental health issue that can disrupt a person’s life in all ways. You might wonder: is my loved one struggling with depression? Sometimes it can be difficult to tell if someone is going through a tough time or is dealing with depression. If you feel that you or a loved one is …

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Don’t Miss the Warning Signs of Drug Addiction in Your Loved One

Addiction can affect anyone, but it’s not always easy to spot. Your loved one could be in the throes of addiction, and you may not even know it. If you are worried about a loved one, there are a few warning signs that could indicate addiction. Remember that everyone is different, and not everyone will …

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

As a strategy for transcendence rather than coping, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an intriguing option for many people struggling with mental health disorders. ACT believes people have the potential to live full and prosperous lives. This potential isn’t affected by anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health issues they may …

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Borderline Personality Disorder Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

People struggling with borderline personality disorder (BPD) seem to forever pull the petals from flowers. Their black-and-white thinking can take them from “he loves me” to “he loves me not” almost as quickly as adolescent girls playing can pluck the blossoms clean. But this is no game for people struggling with BPD. Their feelings run …

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