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Emotional Effects of Alcohol

Mental health treatment programs often find themselves dealing with people who also have problems with alcohol. This is because many people first start drinking in order to try to manage the adverse effects of a psychological issue. The problem is often made worse because the emotional effects of alcohol can cause other problems to intensify.…

man looking sad with anxiety vs depression

Anxiety vs Depression: How Can You Tell the Difference?

On the surface, anxiety and depression seem entirely dissimilar. After all, people imagine anxiety as something that’s more active and pressing, while depression is more of a backdrop. But when it comes to anxiety vs depression, they actually share many symptoms and often occur together. Outpatient and inpatient depression treatment centers can help you determine which…

client asking therapist what is dual diagnosis

What is Dual Diagnosis? Could You Have It?

If you’ve been looking into treatment, you may have seen the term “dual diagnosis.” But what is dual diagnosis? It’s when an individual has both a mental illness and a substance abuse disorder at once. If you think you have a dual diagnosis disorder, there are dual diagnosis treatment centers that can help. What is…

10 Singers Who Have Opened Up About Bipolar Disorder & Depression

Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder that affects roughly six million Americans — or 3% of our population. Also known as manic-depressive disorder or manic depression, the condition is characterized by dramatic shifts in mood and energy, swinging from low/depressive episodes to high/manic ones — cycling episodes that for many bipolar sufferers are so…