Addictive Personality Traits

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Addiction is a health problem that can affect many people at any time. However, there are a few ways to predict those who may be more prone to addiction. For example, addictive personality traits are a useful diagnostic tool. At Lakeview Health, we identify these traits during addiction therapy programs to help people better understand

Can TMS Therapy Treat Depression and Anxiety?

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive modality. Can TMS therapy treat depression and anxiety? At good-quality rehab and behavioral health centers, therapists see good results. Here’s what you need to know. What is TMS? TMS has FDA approval. It’s a painless treatment. You start by leaning back and relaxing in a comfortable treatment chair.

Can You Recognize the Signs of Bipolar Disorder?

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The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that nearly 3% of American adults suffer from bipolar disorder. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) further reports that up to 59% will experience a substance abuse disorder at some point. Recognizing the signs of bipolar disorder can help identify people at risk while

Can Anxiety Cause Pain?

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Can anxiety cause pain? Many people who struggle or know someone who struggles with anxiety often ask this question. The reason is that the symptoms of anxiety can become extreme. Before learning the answer to this question, they have to learn more about mental health through an anxiety disorder treatment center in Jacksonville, FL. The

Addiction and Bipolar Disorder

Addiction and mental health disorders are often connected, and understanding mental health disorders is important to understanding and treating addiction. One such mental health issue is Bipolar Disorder. Recognizing Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder is a term often used informally to describe a person whose attitude shifts from one extreme to another. An example of this

The Relationship Between Addiction and Depression

You’ve likely heard before there is a strong connection between substance use and mental health issues. When a person struggles with substances and mental illness, it’s known as a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder. Each has value in the treatment process; further, one cannot be addressed without the other. Statistics vary, but there’s strong evidence

How EMDR Can Heal Trauma

Substance use disorder is often linked to co-occurring trauma. “Studies of drug addicts repeatedly find extraordinarily high percentages of childhood trauma of various sorts, including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse,” writes Canadian physician Gabor Maté in his seminal addiction study In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts. In the 1990s, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) research

What Is Substance Abuse?

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What is substance abuse? While the answer might seem complicated, it really isn’t that difficult to understand. Before getting help for an addiction, having an answer to that question makes the need for help easier to accept. What Is Substance Abuse? Simply, substance abuse is “a patterned use of a drug in which the user

Drug Effects on Family Relationships

When addiction takes hold of a person’s life, it can cause remarkable and disturbing damage. If left unchecked, it can literally take a person’s money, heart, body and soul. However, people underestimate drug effects on family. About Drug Effects on Family Addiction typically leaves the individual incapable of maintaining normal relationships. This creates a crisis

How Drug Use Becomes Drug Dependence

People misunderstand addiction, and many can’t comprehend why people can’t stop using. Drug dependence becomes a matter of the mind and the body, and a person is using drugs in order to fulfill a mental obsession and craving, and it often starts off with substance abuse. The substance abuse can begin for a variety of reasons, and