mental health

Co-Occurring

Co-occurring Disorder Treatment, Symptoms: The Link Between Psychiatric Disorders and Drug Overuse

Did you know that around 7.7 million adults have co-occurring mental and substance disorders, according to a 2017 study? Out of the 20.3 million adults suffering from disorders or SUDs resulting from substance use, a whopping 37.9% also had mental illnesses. In addition, among the 42.1 million adults with mental illnesses, 18.2% of the population …

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dual-diagnosis

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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Healing and Moving On: How to Cope With Guilt As A PTSD Survivor

A lot of people find it difficult to adjust to everyday life after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. This trauma can cause problems to the person and can manifest in different ways. People who have Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or survivor’s guilt may be triggered by many things, making breakdowns hard to predict or …

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Is PTSD permanent or is it curable?

Experiencing upsetting things is common while we are living. Additionally, there will be things or situations that will affect us tremendously and make us experience heightened emotions like shock, anger, fear, etc. In Psychology, this is often called trauma or the emotional response we develop to address terrible events like accidents, death of a loved …

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