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How Anxiety and Depression Impact Recovery
  Anxiety and depression can impact addiction recovery in many ways because mental health and the ability to live a healthy lifestyle are closely linked. Understanding What it Means to be in Addiction Recovery To best understand addiction recove...
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Navigating Tricare Coverage for Mental Health Treatment
A Guide for Service Members and Families For service members and their families, access to quality mental health care is essential for maintaining your overall well-being. Tricare, the health insurance program for military personnel and their familie...
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How Common is Bipolar Disorder?
  Bipolar disorder is a very common diagnosis to receive in the United States. It’s reported that 4.4% of adults are diagnosed with Bipolar at some point in their lives. Understanding Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a mental health co...
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What is the Best Antidepressant for an Alcoholic
  Overall, alcohol and antidepressants can be an extremely dangerous mix. Therefore, it is important to avoid mixing the two, especially because medication for depression typically does not work for people with alcohol addiction. The Link Betwee...
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Can Quitting Adderall Cause Depression?
  Quitting the stimulant medication Adderall has many side effects if done incorrectly. It can cause depression, irritability, and insomnia that can last for weeks. In fact, people with mood disorders should be especially careful when using Adde...
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Long-Term Psychological Effects of Addiction
  If you or a loved one is battling an addiction, you know how challenging it may be to escape this vicious cycle. Addiction impacts every element of life; thus, recovery takes time and patience. There are many long-term psychological effects of...
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What Causes an Anxiety Disorder?
  Anxiety disorders, which impact roughly one-third of all teenagers, are the most prevalent mental health issue among children and adolescents. In addition, according to nami.org, 19.1% of adults in the US suffer from an anxiety disorder. What ...
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Can You Have Two Mental Illnesses at The Same Time?
  Getting diagnosed with a mental illness can be disorienting, frightening, and difficult to cope with. On the one hand, you may be relieved to have a better understanding of the challenges you’ve been facing and how you’ve been feel...
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What Is an Example of Dual Diagnosis?
What Does Dual Diagnosis Mean? Dual Diagnosis is also sometimes referred to as a co-occurring disorder. This simply means someone is suffering from both a substance/alcohol use disorder, as well as a mental illness. However, there may be times when o...
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What is the Purpose of Inpatient Rehab?
  If you or a loved one are struggling with alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder it can feel like there aren’t any resources available to help you. Rehab can often seem like a scary option, or like it’s something that other people ...
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Why Do I Have Anxiety Every Day?
  Anxiety is a normal part of life, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t get out of control or start to cause problems. Everyday anxiety, especially if it’s an intense feeling or if you feel like you’re always anxious to some extent, can ...
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What Are The Stages of Anxiety?
  Feeling occasional anxiety is completely normal. However, people with anxiety disorders can have intense, extreme, and persistent worry or fear regarding everyday things. Anxiety disorders usually involve episodes of fast-approaching feelings ...
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Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Veterans and Their Families
Veterans face a range of challenges, especially after transitioning back to civilian life. Veterans are used to the structures and rigid rules of military life, and to having very set schedules as well as being ready for significant (but semi-expecte...
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How to Help Someone Struggling with Depression
Depression can be a debilitating condition that robs people of their energy, motivation, and joy in life. If you suspect that someone you know is suffering from depression, there are a few things you can do to help. But first, it’s important to kno...
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How Long Does PTSD Last?
Post-traumatic stress disorder, more commonly known as PTSD, is a widespread condition that can happen to anyone who has experienced a traumatic event.  The condition is characterized by symptoms like intrusive memories, nightmares, flashbacks, ...
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What Are the 7 Anxiety Disorders?
  Defining Anxiety Anxiety is defined as intense, excessive, and persistent worry/fear about everyday situations. Anxiety can be short-term, or long-term. It can also be crippling.  Anxiety is sometimes hard to diagnose as an anxiety disorder b...
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Is Bipolar Disorder Genetic?
  Bipolar disorder is a relatively common mental health condition. Those living with bipolar disorder will experience alternating periods of depression and mania, or negative and positive moods, in a cycle. These continual ups and downs can be s...
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How Common is Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a severe, life-long psychological disorder that affects how a person perceives and interacts with reality. Individuals with schizophrenia experience serious impairments in their ability to think, their emotions, and their behaviors. ...
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Can Drug Use Cause Dissociative Disorder?
Dissociative disorders are a family of serious mental illnesses characterized by disconnections among all the aspects of a person’s sense of self, including memories, perception, consciousness, and personality. Essentially, the unity of a person’...
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What Are the Symptoms of Diagnosed Anxiety?
Diagnosed anxiety is the most common of all mental health conditions, afflicting 40 million adults in the U.S—a whopping 18 percent of the adult population. People with an anxiety disorder experience powerful, persistent, and hard-to-control feelin...
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