The Addiction Cycle: Inside the Brain of an Addict

By August 10, 2015 0 Comments

As scientists learn more about the causes of addiction, they come to understand the larger role that the brain plays in cravings, substance use, and ultimately substance abuse. If you suspect a loved one is struggling with illegal drug or alcohol abuse, learning more about the brain’s role in addiction can help you understand what…

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Why Women Are More Likely to Become Depressed

By August 2, 2015 1 Comment

Depression has been called the most significant mental health risk for women, especially younger women of childbearing and childrearing age, according to the American Psychology Association. Roughly one in five women develop depression at some point in their life. Women are nearly twice as likely as men to have depression, with onset most common between ages…

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Negative Thinking Can Affect Your Health

By June 29, 2015 0 Comments

Coping with Stress Can Improve Your Physical Health, Too Daniel’s Story Daniel just left a two-jour meeting at work in which his colleague, Jerome, stole the credit for his big idea. Daniel and Jerome had worked together for two weeks on the project, but Daniel came up with the idea and the strategy, and he did…

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Drug Abuse is Still a Growing Problem

By June 25, 2015 0 Comments

Drug abuse is the catalyst for many major social problems, including drugged driving, violence, stress, and child abuse, and it can further lead to homelessness, crime, and joblessness. According to a recent USA Today article, more Americans die from drug overdoses today (nearly 44,000 deaths a year) than from car accidents or any other type of…

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Postpartum depression and what it means for you and your baby

By March 21, 2015 0 Comments

When Baby Blues Turn Black – Facts About Postpartum Depression Baby blues or PPD? Congratulations; you’re a new mom! But your emotions aren’t matching the occasion; you’re not feeling as happy as others seem to think you should. What gives? If you’re feeling depressed after your baby’s birth, you may be embarrassed to admit it….

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Recognizing Depression in Children and Teens

Your 11-year-old is the class bully. Your 15-year-old daughter exhibits frequent sudden bursts of anger. Normal signs of childhood development or early warning signs? Depression is a serious problem in both children and teens, and learning to recognize the symptoms early can help prevent future episodes and set them up for behavioral health success. What…

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The Truth About Anxiety Disorders

By January 21, 2015 11 Comments

Learn About Anxiety Disorders Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in America, affecting about 20% of the population at any given time. Sadly, some people do not seek treatment for their illness because they aren’t sure they have a problem or that their problem can be successfully treated. Or they’re just too embarrassed…

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10 Myths About Mental Illness

By January 7, 2015 3 Comments

  Myths About Mental Illness Are Common With one in five American adults having experienced a mental health issue, a lack of understanding of mental illness can have profound consequences for millions of people in our nation. Misconceptions, or myths, about mental illness are widespread and contribute to an age-old stigma, leading many to withdraw…

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5 Reasons New Year’s Resolutions Fail (And How to Make Sure Yours Won’t)

By December 29, 2014 2 Comments

Do you find yourself making the same New Year’s resolutions year after year–lose weight, stick to a budget, declutter the house?  You join a gym, buy a book about organization…but by February you are still living paycheck to paycheck, the new book has disappeared into the paper pile on the dining room table, and you…

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Avoiding Thanksgiving Stress

By October 19, 2014 0 Comments

Does the Thanksgiving weekend bring memories of fun times with family, playing football outside in the crunchy leaves and shopping until you drop? Or is it more like a nightmare of tipsy relatives bickering and complaining? Does preparing the Thanksgiving meal give you enjoyment or is a herculean task that has you stressed from Halloween…

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