CBT vs. DBT

Cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy are forms of talk therapy that help you address the root causes of your addiction. Doctors use these treatments to help you manage any mental disorders you have. Although there are several similarities, there are also differences between CBT vs. DBT that distinguish each type of therapy.  Let’s take […]

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Emotional Effects of Alcohol

Although legal, alcohol is one of the most highly addictive psychoactive substances in the world. Like other psychoactive substances, alcohol can lead to physical and psychological dependence. The emotional effects of alcohol can also be damaging. Since alcohol lowers your inhibitions, intoxication can cause you to argue and fight with others. In fact, drinking also […]

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Opioid Crisis in America

The opioid crisis in America is a serious issue that needs to be addressed and talked about. When you are looking for help for yourself or a loved one, reach out to an opioid addiction treatment center that can help. Learn more about the opioid crisis in America and how to find help below. Opioid […]

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Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD

Prolonged exposure therapy, also known as PE therapy, is the term for a form of psychotherapy that purposefully exposes the individual to situations that trigger debilitating or dysfunctional stress reactions. This exposure is intended to help a person overcome damaging reactions and develop a new ability to cope with the effects of stress. Current evidence […]

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Children Also Suffer From PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is unfortunately gaining everyday household recognition. But it’s not just the thousands of soldiers coming back from Afghanistan that are coming home with PTSD – it’s also being diagnosed in millions of young children.

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New Perspective on the Effectiveness of Current Treatments for PTSD

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a medically serious form of anxiety that can occur in the weeks following exposure to a range of traumatic and/or life-threatening events and situations. According to figures compiled by the National Center for PTSD, roughly 6 to 7 percent of all Americans will develop the disorder during either childhood or […]

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How to Identify Teens Who Might Be at Risk for PTSD

A study appeared in a recent edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry which examined the question of what places teens at risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study was carried out through a research team at Boston Children’s Hospital which sifted through data on close to […]

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Training Could Prevent PTSD in Soldiers

Addressing the proper treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a challenge as the cause for one individual can be quite different for another. It’s also difficult to identify factors that lead to or can prevent the onset.

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PTSD’s Effects on Social Interaction

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can appear when any given individual experiences events or situations that overwhelm the brain’s stress-related coping mechanisms and make certain damaging changes in ongoing mental function.

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PTSD and Dissociation

Dissociation is a mental health term used to describe an abnormal sense of psychological, emotional, or physical detachment. Prominent forms of this detachment include a sense of unusual separation from the body and a sense of unusual separation from the surrounding physical environment. Generally speaking, people experience dissociation as part of a psychological defense mechanism […]

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