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10 Films and Movies About Depression

Because depressive symptoms have become such a normal part of life for millions of people, it’s no surprise Hollywood has used them as an underlying theme and produced so many films and movies about depression. Depression is more than just being blue. While quite common, there are different types of depressive disorders that vary in […]




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Polysubstance Abuse: Addicted to the ‘High’ Rather Than the Drugs

Most people are familiar with the term “substance abuse,” but many have never heard of “polysubstance abuse.” Until there’s a social consensus, it bears repeating that addiction is a complex and complicated disease of the brain. People develop the condition for a variety of different reasons, which makes plotting out an effective treatment approach a […]




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21 Signs You Might Have a Drinking Problem

There’s a saying that rings true for many people – “If you have to ask if you have a drinking problem, you probably do.” Because addiction is complex, it’s not always clear for individuals with the condition, or for those around them, to know they’ve developed a drinking problem. In many cases, denial can keep […]




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Dsuvia – Controversial Opioid Painkiller Developed by the DoD

Despite criticism from several members of its own advisory committee, and in the midst of a national epidemic of opioid overdoses, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in late 2018, approved a new opioid painkiller called Dsuvia. Originally developed by the Department of Defense (DOD) for use on the battlefield, the tablet is smaller than […]




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Schizoid Personality Disorder Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Because of the stigma associated with mental health issues, the diagnostic phrase Schizoid Personality Disorder (SPD) is likely to evoke images of someone in serious mental distress. In fact, this type of personality disorder is characterized by a person who’s fully in touch with reality, but prefers to spend time alone rather than to socialize […]




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