Mental Health

What is Trauma Informed Care?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 17, 2020 According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), most of us have had at least one traumatic experience. More specifically, more than 60% of American men and more than 50% of American women have experienced one or more

Common Mental Health Disorders

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 16, 2020 One of the things that sets Lakeview Health apart is our attention to the whole patient. There are many ways in which we make this our priority. One of the most important involves our dual-diagnosis program. Many people who suffer from drug

Understanding Dual Diagnosis Treatment

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 8, 2020 Many people who suffer from drug addiction also suffer from a co-existing illness that affects their mental state – such as depression, bipolar disorder, mood disorder, anxiety, and many more. Some individuals may not even realize their underlying mental health disorder could

Addictive Personality Traits

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 25, 2019 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,

How Do You Define Psychotherapy?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 15, 2019 How would you define psychotherapy? Psychotherapy is more commonly known as talk therapy. It describes a class of treatments in which a talk therapist encourages the person receiving therapy to put into words their challenges and feelings so that they can begin

What You Should Know about THC and Vaping

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 11, 2019 Recently, THC and vaping are one of the health events in the news. More than 1,600 people have become ill, and 34 have died from vaping-related lung illnesses. The CDC has investigated this one class of vaping products implicated in many of the illnesses. These

Can TMS Therapy Treat Depression and Anxiety?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 19, 2019 Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive modality. Can TMS therapy treat depression and anxiety? At good-quality rehab and behavioral health centers, TMS therapy is a valuable part of an addiction therapy program. Here’s what you need to know. What is TMS?

Can You Recognize the Signs of Bipolar Disorder?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 10, 2019 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.

Overcoming Social Anxiety Disorder

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 4, 2019 Social Anxiety Disorder The non-profit organization Mental Health America estimates that 15 million American adults suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder. Those who do often feel isolated and turn to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate. For these individuals, overcoming social anxiety disorder is

Can Anxiety Cause Pain?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 27, 2019 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