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Understanding Panic Disorders - Part 3.


Understanding Panic Disorders - Part 3

When in the midst of a panic attack, the individual may experience a racing heartbeat - the heart may beat so fast that it is mistaken for a heart attack or other serious physical illness. Those with panic disorder may also experience shortness of breath and difficulty breathing, along with an...

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Understanding Panic Disorders - Part 2.


Understanding Panic Disorders - Part 2

Some panic disorder sufferers respond readily to the new class of pharmaceutical medications - designed to restore balance to the brain and treat the parts of the mind that can cause the fear impulse to spiral out of control. Other panic disorder sufferers respond more readily to psychological...

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Understanding Panic Disorders - Part 1.


Understanding Panic Disorders - Part 1

Throughout the history of our species, fear has played a central role in keeping us safe and helping us survive. Our cave-dwelling ancestors relied on fear to tell them when lions and tigers were lurking nearby, or when members of a warring tribe were on their way.
Without a strong fear...

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Problems Associated with Dual Diagnosis.


Problems Associated with Dual Diagnosis

For those unfamiliar with the term, dual diagnosis it is frequently used interchangeably with the terms co-occurring illnesses, comorbid disorders, co-occurring disorders, dual disorder, and also double trouble. People of all ages and from all walks of life experience a dual diagnosis, sadly they...

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Undiagnosed and Treated Mental Health Conditions Commonly Result in Substance Abuse Relapse.


Undiagnosed and Treated Mental Health Conditions Commonly Result in Substance Abuse Relapse

If you're finding it hard to stop drinking or using drugs even though may have received help for your addiction, you could be suffering from a mental health condition that's gone undiagnosed or that isn't being treated. Many substance abuse programs provide individual mental health evaluations...

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder.


Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder is an obsessive Mental Illness. Do you know someone that seems to be continuously obsessed with what they consider to be an imperfection or flaw in their appearance but it's really only obvious to them, no one else?
Even though their perceived imperfection is so...

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Depression and Co-Occurring Disorders.


Depression and Co-Occurring Disorders

Knowing the symptoms of depression and mania may help avoid co-occurring disorders. It's probably more common that you think for a person to be suffering from two separate illnesses at the same time, both a mental health condition and substance use disorder are linked together quite often...

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There's Help for People Experiencing Distress due to Disaster.


There's Help for People Experiencing Distress due to Disaster

Millions of people have survived a disaster that's taken place in their own personal life or in the life of someone they love and their world is torn upside down. Disasters such as tornados, tropical storms, floods, earthquakes, fires, and explosions are among the many unforeseen tragedies that...

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Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress, Anxiety and Depression.


Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Last week we talked about stress, anxiety and depression and the various ways many of us have either learned or chose to cope with emotional challenges in our life. Unfortunately, unhealthy coping skills not only make the situations worse, but affect our physical and emotional well-being. read more

Substance Abuse and Addiction - A Result of Anxiety and Stress.


Substance Abuse and Addiction - A Result of Anxiety and Stress

Common Ways People Cope with Stress and Anxiety That are Unfortunately 'Negative' We all experience stress and anxiety throughout our lives and we all have our own personal ways of coping when dealing with life's emotional challenges.
Sometimes we bring stress upon ourselves with choices we...

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