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Situational Depression vs. Clinical Depression

Depression affects roughly 10% of U.S. adults at some point in their lives. There are several different types of clinical depression or depressive disorders that can be diagnosed and treated, as well as a short-term, more transitory type called “situational depression.” There is an important distinction to be made between situational depression vs clinical depression.…

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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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How to Cope With Complex PTSD

Complex PTSD occurs when a person has been exposed to long-term trauma, such as ongoing domestic violence, forced prostitution, being held hostage or long-term childhood abuse. Most people who suffer from complex PTSD experience problems with regulating their emotions, memory problems, dissociation, difficulty trusting others, having stable relationships, and problems with self-perceptions of guilt, shame,…

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What Are The Long-Term Effects of Xanax?

Xanax, which is the brand name of the prescription drug alprazolam, is one of the most widely used anxiety drugs in the United States. It is used to treat mental health issues like anxiety disorders and panic disorders. It is among the most frequently prescribed medicines in the benzodiazepine family. However, it is also considered…

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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…