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What’s the Difference Between a Personality Disorder and a Mood Disorder?

It’s often hard to tell the difference between mental health conditions—particularly for those untrained in psychology. Talking to your doctor or another treatment specialist is the best way to get insight into what you’re facing. However, breaking down the difference between mood disorders and personality disorders can also help. Key Characteristics of Mood Disorders Mood …

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Is Your Anxiety Getting Worse?

You may find that you want to close yourself off from seeing friends or meeting new people due to anxiety. That you feel the need to say “no” to invitations or have an escape plan in order to make it through the day lately. The more you try to alleviate the feelings of worry or …

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Coping With Anxiety During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has induced mounting anxiety in millions of people across the United States. With stocks steadily dropping, small businesses closing their doors for good, and mounting fatalities each day, it’s no wonder emotions are running high. Historically, economic downturns have triggered growing depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicides among those most impacted by …

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Teen Depression Rates Among Children of Divorce

Divorce is a common occurrence in our culture and with it comes a great deal of upheaval for families. Children are the most vulnerable, and as they grow, their chances of becoming depressed increase. In fact, studies show that teen depression rates among children of divorce have a sharp increase, as compared to teens whose …

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Is Bipolar Disorder Making You Feel Lonely?

Everyone experiences loneliness at times. But having a mental health issue like bipolar disorder can increase your chances of feeling lonely, and that, in turn, can make your mental health worse. If you’re wondering if bipolar disorder is making you feel lonely, contact the experts at Promises Behavioral Health today. Is Bipolar Disorder Making You …

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Treatment for Depression

For many people, admitting that they have depression can be difficult. Some regard it as a sign of weakness, while others think they should be able to simply “pull themselves up by the bootstraps”. Acknowledging this treatable psychiatric disorder is the first step towards getting better. The second step is getting treatment. Traditionally, there are …

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Depression Treatment Beyond Drugs: 10 Things It Can’t Hurt to Try

Tell your doctor you’re depressed and it’s a sure bet you’ll walk out of the office with a prescription for an antidepressant. For some, such medication works miracles, making it possible to again live life to the fullest. Others aren’t so lucky, finding the drugs do little or nothing to help their low mood. Additionally, …

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Adding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Substance Abuse Treatment Helps with Depression

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is one of the footholds in substance abuse treatment. Many addiction treatment specialists use this method to help their patients identify adverse behavioral patterns, and create new ones. It is also effective in treating depression. In fact, according to new research, they may be linked. To learn more about the connection between CBT …

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