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Dual Diagnosis Types and Its Effect to One’s Mental Health

Being diagnosed with any mental illness is a heavy burden to carry. It influences many aspects of a person’s life, from their work life to their personal life. Suffering from one mental illness is difficult enough, but there are cases where patients suffer from two types of mental illness. For patients with substance abuse problems, …

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EMDR Therapy Explained: The Eight Different Phases and Why You Need It

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR therapy) is a type of psychotherapy specifically targeted to help those who suffer from emotional distress, anxiety, or post-traumatic distress. The science behind EMDR therapy comes from something we all do, albeit unconsciously.  What is EMDR Therapy? EMDR therapy replicates what happens in our brain when we go …

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Addiction and Trauma Recovery: Is Drug Addiction a Symptom of Trauma?

The COVID-19 crisis brought tremendous stress to various areas of our lives. Apart from the threat of the actual disease, the realities of the new ‘normal’ created an onslaught of hurdles and traumatic experiences for people grappling with mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD). In the last year alone, it was reported that 12% …

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Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention: Does it Help Stop Drug Abuse?

Mindfulness is the human’s capacity and ability to be fully aware and present. From where we are, to what we are currently doing, this concept enables us to make sense of our surroundings, and the bodily sensations that we experience. In the process of being mindful, we even become aware of the nuances of our …

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EMDR Trauma Therapy: How it Helps Treat Your PTSD and Anxiety

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of psychotherapy that involves the active participation of the person receiving therapy under the instruction and guidance of the therapist.  EMDR is most often employed when the person undergoing treatment has a need or desire to overcome a past traumatic experience. Because of this, it is …

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