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Sayonara Stockholm Syndrome
02-15-16 Category: Mental Health

Chris called it loyalty and Francis thought they were just codependent, but anyone from the outside looking in knew it was abuse. She verbally tortured and emotionally manipulated him, and neighbors heard her knocking his slender frame around the apartment more than once. She finally caught a case that landed her in jail for eight […]

02-12-16 Category: Recovery, Substance Abuse, Treatment

  Recreational drug use is social. Drug dependency is thinly sheathed misery that often craves the company of a few birds of the same feather. Addiction is a solitary confinement behind a mask that you are “doing just fine.” Rock bottom is a respecter of no person. When an addict has the epiphany, instinct drives […]

drug abuse and personality disorders

The 1970s and 1980s saw a major expansion of drug use in America. In response, psychosocial researchers tried to pinpoint the problem and work toward solutions. By studying various characteristics of drug users, including personality and personality disorders, scientists tried to find which factors promoted risk of addiction and which promoted resilience. Some of this […]

treatment for smoking addiction
02-10-16 Category: Recovery, Therapy, Treatment

Smoking has historically been a coping and social addiction. Soldiers are one of the most prevalent groups, as the latest tallies put veteran smoking dependency at about 60 percent compared with approximately 25 percent of U.S. citizens. With artery, pulmonary and vascular diseases as well as cancer killing off smokers, more varied measures of treatment […]

increasing use of antidepressants
02-08-16 Category: Depression

According to a 2011 report released by the National Center for Health Statistics, antidepressant use among Americans aged 12 and older increased by almost 400 percent between 2005 and 2008. This increasing trend is also being significantly depicted among pregnant women. What’s more concerning is that, based on 2006 data from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance […]

ease the effects of alcohol
02-05-16 Category: Health and Wellness, Treatment

The Japanese raisin tree grows primarily in Asia, though recently it started invading Brazil. The scientific name for the tree is hovenia dulcis, and its seeds and fruit contain an interesting flavonoid compound called dihydromyricetin (DHM). Traditional Eastern medicine has used this substance throughout the ages to reduce the effects of alcohol overconsumption, such as […]

high cost of not treating mental illness
02-04-16 Category: Mental Health Treatment

Between 2009 and 2011, states cumulatively cut more than $1.8 billion from their budgets for services for children and adults living with mental illness. However, untreated mental illnesses in the U.S. cost more than $100 billion a year in lost productivity alone. When one examines the full picture of mental health, failing to treat mental […]


Keeping her eyes steady on her reflection in the mirror as she plants her hands firmly on her yoga mat, she inverts her body to form the perfect headstand in a hot yoga room all while focusing on her deep breathing technique. Arm inversions and headstands are only two of the hundreds of yoga poses […]

first-aid-mental health

Quick question: Do you know basic first aid? Most people can’t set fractures, perform CPR or even provide the Heimlich maneuver, but they know enough to do basic first aid, like elevate bleeding injuries above the heart or put ice on a sprain. A Good Samaritan stops the bleeding, talks to the person if it’s […]

How to break bad news to someone with depression
02-02-16 Category: Behavioral Health

Delivering bad news to a loved one is hard enough when that person doesn’t have depression. With someone who does, you might worry that the bad news will set the person off, making the depression even worse. You might even worry that the person will become actively suicidal. Relax. It will be all right. If […]

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