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Which Mental Health Professional Should You Go For

Right Mind, Right Doctor: Which Mental Health Professional Should You Go For?

When it comes to mental illnesses, different professionals can help with different problems. There is no one all-encompassing healthcare worker that can help you with your mental health problems. Because of this, finding the right ones are an important step toward you or your loved one’s treatment. From doctors to counselors, some professionals are better …

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Antidepressant Withdrawal and How Drug Detox Can Help You Get Past It

Antidepressant Withdrawal and How Drug Detox Can Help You Get Past It

Quitting antidepressants as soon as you feel better is never a good idea – not unless you opt for drug detox. While these medications help ease depression and related mental disorders, suddenly stopping treatment may cause antidepressant withdrawal. It produces symptoms that are very similar to drug withdrawal, hence the name. The experience itself is …

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How Do I Know If I Have A Mental Illness

How Do I Know If I Have A Mental Illness?

Mental illnesses/disorders have been on the rise since 1971, and with it, the call for better mental healthcare. Several factors including the rapid evolution of culture and technology have led to people wondering whether or not they’re experiencing any mental disorder at all, and how they could help themselves if ever. Though there is no …

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Meth Abuse in the Family

Meth Abuse in the Family: How to Tell if They’re Using

Methamphetamine addiction is a growing concern for many American families. Over the years, the incidence of meth-related deaths and drug overdose has increased throughout the United States. Without drug addiction treatment, meth abuse can destroy lives and disrupt the peace of your household. It can even prove to be fatal. In this article, we’ll tell …

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Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms: List of Symptoms

This is the second article of the five-part series Benzodiazepines: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You. Read part one, Benzodiazepine Addiction: Causes and Treatment. Xanax is a benzodiazepine with high potency, and it’s one of the most commonly prescribed and abused benzodiazepines. While all benzos generally produce the same effects and have the same withdrawal symptoms, …

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Benzodiazepine Addiction: Causes and Treatment

Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs that slow the central nervous system to produce a sense of calm and well-being. Often used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, benzodiazepines include drugs like Xanax, Klonopin, Valium and Librium. Benzos work by increasing levels of the brain chemical GABA, which inhibits nerve transmissions in the brain to …

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Benzo Buddies Support Groups: Do They Help or Hurt?

This is the final article of the five-part series Benzodiazepines: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You. Read part four, Relapse Prevention During Klonopin Withdrawal. Benzo Buddies is a popular online support group for people going through benzo withdrawal. But while many people find Benzo Buddies helpful, others have found it and similar websites to be more …

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Detox and Withdrawal: How Long?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, individuals who participate in residential or outpatient treatment programs are most successful when that treatment lasts for 90 days or more. Determining how long to detox includes program intake, detoxification and then a variety of therapies and counseling sessions that may incorporate medical care, career development training, relapse prevention …

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Art Therapy: the Diagnostic Drawing Series DDS

Art therapy has been used in psychology, counseling and physical therapy and works among individuals in any age group. This treatment has been successful among children, adolescents/teens and adults in a number of therapeutic sessions ranging from individual to group or community settings. One part of art therapy is the Diagnostic Drawing Series, or DDS. …

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