The Five Most Common Addictions in the United States

Addiction is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a brain disease. This is because addiction impacts the biochemistry of a person’s brain. Of course, some addictions are more common than others because some addictive substances are more accessible. People with addiction issues often require professional treatment from a rehab facility in their area. For example, if you live in the state of Nevada, there are Nevada drug rehab centers available to you. Continue reading to learn more about the five most common substance addictions in the nation. Continue reading

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How To Talk To Someone With Alzheimer’s

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Providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be very challenging. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that negatively impacts a person’s thinking, memory, and behavior. An individual with Alzheimer’s disease has multiple physical, mental, social, and emotional needs. Good communication is essential for providing top quality care.  Continue reading

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Identifying The Most Prevalent Mental Health Issues in the United States

Mental Health Issues in the United States

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 50% of people in the United States will be diagnosed with a mental health issue in their lifetime. Approximately 20% of Americans are affected by at least one mental health concern each year. The CDC also estimates that 20% of American children are currently dealing with a seriously debilitating mental illness or had one at an earlier point in their life. Today, 1 in 25 Americans lives with a severe mental health condition. Continue reading

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How to Choose A Lawyer If You Have Been Harmed By Mental Health Professionals

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Millions of people with mental health issues benefit from the services offered by licensed mental health providers and their staff. However, there are occasions when a client may suffer injury due to the actions of mental health workers. For example, an individual at a residential treatment center may be harmed if he or she is neglected, administered the wrong prescription medication, or abused while at the facility. People with mental health issues may also suffer drug-related injuries if pharmaceutical companies choose not to disclose information on negative side effects their medications may cause. Continue reading

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Living With OCD: How You Can Approach Treatment

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder, more popularly known as OCD, is a mental health condition is characterized by a pattern of unwanted thoughts or fears (obsessions) that lead you to perform repetitive behaviors (compulsions). For example, a person with OCD who has an intense fear of germs may wash his or her hands until they begin to hurt. Continue reading

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What Should You Expect From Your First Online Therapy Session?

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So you’ve decided to seek online therapy and may be anxious about what to expect. In essence, online therapy isn’t very different from in-person sessions at a therapist’s practice. The results from online and in-person sessions are not that different either. In fact, this study found that online therapy is just as beneficial for depression intervention as in-person therapy.  Continue reading

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