Addiction Topic Keyword: Mental Health (p. 1 of 1)

  • Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    The world of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can be a confusing and frightening one, especially for sufferers who know next to nothing about the diagnosis. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with OCD, you probably have a lot of questions, and finding the right answers is not always an easy task.
    As the name implies, men and women suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder...

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  • Recognizing and Treating PTSD

    Recognizing and Treating PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, may be most closely associated with soldiers returning from war zones, but the problem is not confined to the battlefield. Post-traumatic stress disorder can happen to anyone, and its sufferers come from all walks of life. Battlefield conditions can trigger the symptoms of PTSD and lead to a lifetime of suffering, but so can everyday encounters with...

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  • Understanding Eating Disorders

    Understanding Eating Disorders

    There are a number of different eating disorders plaguing individuals all over the world. Many of them affect the female teenagers of the communities because of their subjective state of mind surrounding appearance. Anorexia Nervosa is one of the top ranking disorders among young girls. This is the process of being in control of your body by refusing to eat and losing far too much weight. Read Full Article

  • What is Alcohol Addiction

    What is Alcohol Addiction

    Alcohol addiction is the unfortunate result of drinking excessively and letting yourself lose control. When you start abusing alcohol by drinking often, it can lead to addiction if you continue behaving this way. Your body gets depending on the alcohol and will therefore act negatively without it.
    When you start experiencing withdrawal symptoms like headaches, anxiety, depression, and...

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  • PTSD and Dual Diagnosis

    PTSD and Dual Diagnosis

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a very serious and emotional mental disorder that's brought on by a very traumatic and stressful situation or experience. People suffering from PTSD have either personally been involved with a traumatic event or have witnessed a very disturbing incident.
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur at any age and there are...

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  • Eating Disorders Don't Be So Quick To Judge

    Eating Disorders Don't Be So Quick To Judge

    Do you find yourself judging people because they're overweight or they appear to be anorexic? It's not a question a lot of people would probably answer honestly if I approached them on the street but unfortunately today, people are judged due to their weight and appearance.
    Thousands of men, women and children throughout the United States are overweight and there are many teens and adults...

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  • Dual Diagnosis and Treatment: Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

    Dual Diagnosis and Treatment: Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

    Substance abuse disorders and mental health illness often occur together. This is known as co morbidity or dual diagnosis. Information on the occurrence of dual diagnosis is not well reported. Having said that, according to information published by the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) the following statistics apply to the United States population: About half of the inpiduals with...

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  • Co-Occurring Disorders - Another Name for Dual Diagnosis

    Co-Occurring Disorders - Another Name for Dual Diagnosis

    Dual diagnosis or Co-occurring Disorders, refer to drug addiction which is accompanied by an emotional or psychiatric illness. Either type of disorder is complex on its own, together; a dual diagnosis will affect the individual socially, spiritually, physically, and psychologically. The interaction of the different components of dual diagnosis can interact so that diagnosis, treatment and...

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