Dual Diagnosis: How Treatment Can Help

by baladmin | January 19, 2015

What is a dual diagnosis? A dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorder, exists when a person has mental illness issues along with substance abuse problems. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), around 8.9 million adults have co-occurring disorders How is it treated? While medication support can be a useful tool in […]

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Are You Addicted or in Love With Your Phone?

by baladmin | June 18, 2014

Are our smartphones addictive, medically speaking? Some psychologists say that using our cell Phones and BlackBerrys may tap into the same associative learning pathways in the brain that make other compulsive behavior like gambling so addictive. As with addiction to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes or food-the chemical driver of this process is the feel-good neurotransmitter dopamine. […]

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People Suffering from Anxiety Increased 400% Since 1988

by baladmin | June 2, 2014

Anxiety is a natural emotion designed to warn us and keep us safe or prepare us to take action. However, when anxiety becomes persistent and seemingly uncontrollable it becomes overwhelming. Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children and adults. An estimated 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders. Only about one-third […]

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