A young woman researches whether social media helps or hinders recovery

Get Answers on Whether Social Media Helps or Hinders Recovery

Technology can be a double-edged sword. Some studies report the hazards of technology and cell phone use while others say social media makes people feel better. With recovery-oriented social media and addiction recovery apps growing, we spoke to David Sack, MD, who is board certified in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine and chief medical…

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Anxiety and the Workplace: Mental Health Statistics

While anxiety and workplace mental health statistics don’t seem to have much in common, that appearance is deceiving.  Those of us who suffer from anxiety disorders know all too well that this condition can exacerbate or interact negatively with daily stress at work. It’s estimated that one-third of American adults have experienced anxiety at various…

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How Do Outpatient Rehab Programs Work?

Are you wondering how outpatient rehab programs work? Outpatient treatment allows clients to live at home, continue to work or attend school and fulfill other personal obligations. Recovering individuals attend group and individual therapy sessions each week. They meet regularly with a psychiatrist for medications to manage withdrawal, cravings and any existing mental health issues.…

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The Hazards of Being an Empath

You might consider yourself an empathic person but there’s a difference between having empathy and being an empath (a highly sensitive person who easily absorbs other people’s feelings, energy and stress). “Having empathy means your heart goes out to another person who’s experiencing joy or pain,” explains Judith Orloff, MD, an assistant clinical professor of…