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6 Ways DBT Can Help You Handle Distress

By Kelsey Harper, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist and Program Director at Promises Malibu Some people can sail through a crisis or upsetting event while others are overwhelmed by mild stress. What’s your coping style? One way we find out is through dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), which we use to assess distress tolerance skills, identify the ways…


Signs of Adderall Abuse

Adderall is a combination medication used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy or major depression. It is classified as a central nervous system stimulant.  When used as prescribed, this medication can help you to stay focused, feel alert and pay attention. It’s also a drug that is commonly abused. Because its stimulating qualities can…

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Celebrities Open Up About Having Anxiety and Other Mental Health Issues

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and many celebrities and prominent public figures are using the month as an opportunity to speak out about the mental health issues that affect them. Mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), dyslexia, autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and others will be highlighted and humanized…