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

How Do You Define Psychotherapy?

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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 to develop solutions. It’s a very effective evidence-based treatment for those with addiction,

What You Should Know about THC and Vaping

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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 unregulated and unlicensed cartridges contain THC, the main psychoactive chemical found in cannabis.

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

Overcoming Social Anxiety Disorder

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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 often the first step in recovery. Learn more about this condition and what

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

Understanding Dual Diagnosis Treatment

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Understanding Dual Diagnosis Treatment Many people who suffer from drug addiction also suffer from depression, bipolar disorder, mood disorder or some other type of co-existing illness with their addiction. Individuals who suffer from another illness in addition to the disease of addiction are dually diagnosed. There are treatment centers that specialize in dual diagnosis. Research