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Do ADHD Patients Have a Chemical Imbalance?

For decades, the underlying causes of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) have been heavily examined. While a definitive cause remains undetermined, research points to several potential candidates: from exposure to lead to complications in childbirth. One root cause that has received more consideration in recent years is that of a chemical imbalance—namely, of the neurotransmitter dopamine. …

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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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The Opioid Crisis in America

Over the past two or three decades, many conditions lead individuals to experience an opioid crisis in America. The opioid crisis in America affects people from all walks of life. From young teens to the elderly, it has truly made a mark on society. The rates of overdose and death have continued to rise, as …

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Do Genetics Play a Role in Hangovers and Addiction?

“Hangover” is the widely used term for a collection of short-term side effects that can appear after a person consumes excessive amounts of alcohol. Previous research has shown that drinkers who frequently experience these side effects are more likely to eventually receive a diagnosis for alcohol use disorder (alcohol abuse/alcoholism) than drinkers who typically don’t …

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Six Little-Known Symptoms of Sex Addiction

Sex addiction comes in many forms. Many people don’t realize that the disease is related to early childhood development and that it becomes progressively worse without treatment. However, a sex addiction treatment program can make a difference. Reach out to Promises Behavioral Health at 844.875.5609 today to learn more about the symptoms of sex addiction. …

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What Are The Long-Term Effects of Xanax?

Xanax, which is the brand name of the prescription drug alprazolam, is one of the most popular anxiety drugs in the United States. It is used to treat mental health issues like anxiety disorders and panic disorders. It is among the most frequently prescribed medicines in the benzodiazepine family. However, it is also considered highly …

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What is a Case Manager?

As we celebrate Case Manager’s Week and honor the work that case managers dedicate themselves to year-round, we want to stop and really understand: What is a case manager and what do they do? These ‘behind-the-scenes’ heroes play a large role in getting people the help they deserve before, during, and after treatment.    Who …

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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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Recognizing Signs of Mental Illness in Your Child

When something just doesn’t seem right with your child, your first reaction is most likely to check to see if there’s something physically wrong. But once you’ve ruled out, or taken care of, any apparent physical reason for your child behaving markedly different, you may wonder if there’s a psychological cause. While there’s usually another …

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