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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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Risk Factors for Suicide Include Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

Risk Factors for Suicide Include Drug and Alcohol Abuse

This isn't a subject that's talked about a lot because it's extremely sad but drug related suicide attempts take place all the time. Did you know that in the United States suicide is the 11th most common cause of death? A big portion of the time suicide is associated with major depression,...

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment and Rehabilitation Overview.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment and Rehabilitation Overview

Dual Diagnosis means that a person has two different illnesses.
Such illnesses include: Severe or major mental illness and a substance disorder(s) Substance disorder(s) and a personality disorder(s) Substance disorder(s) and a personality disorder(s) and substance induced acute symptoms that...

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