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Contemplating Your Great Escape After Rehab

If you have struggled with drug or alcohol addiction, going through treatment and rehabilitation can be the beginning of a whole new life. But, not necessarily. In reality the relapse rate following rehab is disturbingly high for recovering addicts and alcoholics, proving that treatment is by no means a panacea or a miracle cure for …

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Promises Treatment Centers Partners with Renowned Trauma Expert Dr. Christine Courtois

Complex trauma specialist Christine A. Courtois, PhD, partners with Promises Treatment Centers as its National Clinical Trauma Consultant. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 1, 2013 – Promises Treatment Centers welcomes trauma specialist Christine Courtois, PhD, ABPP, as its National Clinical Trauma Consultant. In this role, Dr. Courtois will enhance the ability of Promises’ treatment team …

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fMRI Brain Scans May Diagnose Mental Illness

Problems with the heart have long been diagnosed using tools like electrocardiograms, otherwise known as EKGs. Scans of the brain can already help doctors determine physical and physiological problems, and now researchers think they could improve the accuracy of mental illness diagnoses. The idea holds a lot of promise. If doctors can order a simple, …

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Links Between Hypothyroidism and Depression

Hypothyroidism is the medical term for abnormally low function in your thyroid gland, a small structure at the base of your neck responsible for producing two different hormones that play a crucial role in your everyday health. Some people develop an overt, symptom-causing problem called clinical hypothyroidism, while others develop a normally symptom-free condition called …

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Surviving Unemployment With Your Mental Health

Job loss is stressful, and the recent recession has caused a substantial increase in unemployment across the country. Anyone who has been fired or laid off understands how the strain and uncertainty can throw a wrench into one’s emotional well-being. Periods of unemployment – particularly lengthy ones – often elicit feelings of anxiety, frustration and …

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What Is Psychological Wholeness? Are You There Yet?

Many of us spend years obsessing about neuroses, worrying we might inherit a psychological illness from one parent or another, consuming one self-help regimen after another, contemplating self-improvement while slumping in dim therapy offices, revealing what we perceive as our psychological failures. We may continue to repeat this cycle, unaware of the fact that all …

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Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Bulimia

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a form of therapy originally developed to address the symptoms of the mood disorder called major depression. Practitioners of this therapy view interpersonal difficulties as one of the primary sources of mental health issues, and work with patients to improve four areas of interpersonal function. Current evidence supports the use of …

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Overachievers Who Can Never Be Satiated Turn to Drugs for Escape

We live in a culture that moves at hyper-speed and constantly pushes us to our limits. Nevertheless, our performances as employees, wives, mothers, homemakers and community members are expected to be impeccable, and if we should somehow fail to meet these high standards, we may feel as if we are being judged and condemned by …

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