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Disproven Treatments for Paranoid Schizophrenia

When it comes to finding an effective paranoid schizophrenia treatment, it’s important to recognize that every patient is unique and will respond differently to each treatment option. However, there are certain treatments that have been proven effective in treating schizophrenia. In particular, medications such as risperidone and olanzapine have each been shown to be an…

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Tips for Ensuring You Have Sober Holidays This Year (and Forever)

Drug abuse and the holidays are frequent partners in a way that can be very devastating to many people. For example, you may have lost loved ones during this time and feel compelled to use substances to ease the pain of their memories. Thankfully, sober holidays don’t have to be a distant memory. If you…

Understanding Non-Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Arousal Disorders

Non-rapid eye movement sleep arousal disorders are a pair of conditions listed in the newest edition of the mental health professionals’ guidebook called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (commonly known as DSM 5). The two disorders—called sleepwalking disorder and sleep terror disorder—are grouped together because they both feature unusually aroused or agitated…