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Category: Dual Diagnosis

7 Famous People and Celebrities With PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can impact almost anyone, so it’s no surprise to find out there are quite a few famous people and celebrities with PTSD who have also struggled with this mental health condition. When reactions to stressful events do not improve over time, fear, anxiety and other painful symptoms can make daily life extremely […]

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What Are the Most Common Dual Diagnosis Disorders?

Because they are so prevalent, many people wonder, what are the most common dual diagnosis disorders? It’s quite common for people addicted to drugs or alcohol to have a co-occurring or dual diagnosis disorder. This condition is present when a person has a substance use addiction AND a mental health condition together at the same […]

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Substance Use and Mental Health Awareness Events Calendar

Millions of Americans are touched by substance use and mental health issues every single day. People in the throes of conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction and many others are often in great pain and see no way out of their situation. Friends, family members and colleagues also suffer. Often, they […]

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Why Quitting Antidepressant Medication Can Be Dangerous or Make You Sick

Battling depression can make anyone feel isolated even though the chances are high that someone else they know is experiencing a similar situation. Depression is incredibly common. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that more than 16 million adults deal with a depressive episode each year. What is Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome (ADS)? Antidepressant Discontinuation […]

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Effective Treatment for Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

Among the most overlooked aspects of wellbeing in the United States is mental health. There is any number of reasons for this, including the fact that an individual might not know they’re suffering from a mental disorder, much less go to a physician who can diagnose them. It’s also common for a person living with […]

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Celebrities With Eating Disorders

A healthy self-image is a key component for mental well being. In an era when self-worth is more often based on appearance rather than social contributions or personal achievement, however, it’s difficult to maintain a realistic perspective on our own sense of self. This is especially true for people, like athletes or celebrities that work […]

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An Overview of the Major Classes of Mental Illness

Thanks to science, education and outspoken advocates, there is less of a stigma surrounding mental illness than ever before. In truth, poor mental health affects almost 20 percent of adults each year in the United States, or 1 in 5 people. This means that most Americans will know someone suffering from mental illness or experience […]

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10 People You Might Be Surprised Had Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a psychiatric condition that causes severe shifts in behavior, thought patterns, sleep, energy and overall mood. Individuals with this disorder can experience manic episodes where they feel energized, overly excited, confident, and on the extreme end of the spectrum, have hallucinations. On the flip side of the coin, people with bipolar disorder […]

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10 Famous People With Depression

Depressive disorders are some of the most common mental illnesses around the globe and there are many famous people with depression who have struggled with the condition. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Though there’s been progress made in bringing awareness to this very treatable condition, 50 […]

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A Beautiful Mind: May is Mental Health Month

Healthcare professionals and organizations devoted to helping those with mental illness issues have long used May as Mental Health Month – a time to raise awareness, educate the public and reduce the stigma associated with these conditions. In 2013, The White House decreed May National Mental Health Awareness Month and brought even more attention to […]

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