How Women Experience Bipolar Disorder Differently Than Men

Both men and women suffer from bipolar disorder, and at similar rates, but women have a different experience. It is important for women living with bipolar disorder, and for the professionals treating them, to understand these differences. With a different experience, women require different diagnostic standards and treatment approaches in order to be able to…

Women’s Addiction Treatment Program Opens at The Sundance CenterSM in Arizona

An exclusive residential treatment program for women seeking to recover from addictions and co-occurring relationship issues, trauma, grief and other underlying disorders opens at The Sundance Center. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) February 5, 2015 – The Sundance Center, a Joint Commission-accredited residential addiction treatment center in Arizona, opens a gender-separate women’s addiction treatment program. The program…

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Drinking and Depression in Pregnant Women

While most expectant mothers in the U.S. are aware of the risks drinking and drug use pose for their unborn babies, drinking during pregnancy continues—and not always light drinking. What causes expectant mothers to consume alcohol and even binge drink during pregnancy? What motivates the behavior and what can be done to help women abstain…

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Are You an Avoider? That Can Increase Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental illnesses in the United States. Nearly 40 million American adults have some form of an anxiety disorder and most of those are women. Why women suffer more with anxiety is not fully understood. Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, and…

Women and Alcoholism

No longer affecting men only, alcoholism today is an equal opportunity disease. But women and alcoholism are, in many ways, much different than their male counterparts. Researchers across the spectrum of alcohol prevention, treatment, education and outreach continue to study alcohol’s effects on women, whether different treatment protocols should be utilized, the effects of genetics…