Alcohol and drug addictions can slowly destroy a person’s life from the inside out. People in drug addiction treatment contend with ongoing pressures and challenges brought about by the long-term effects of drug use. When recovering addicts must also contend with a psychological disorder, the recovery process becomes that much more difficult. Within the addiction’s….
Mental Health Topics – Signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for various mental health conditions from the National Institute on Mental Health.
Coping with Traumatic Events – Resources from Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration to help with traumatic events.
Medline Plus Mental Health & Behavior – Information and guides from the National Library of Medicine.
SAMHSA Treatment Locator – Find mental health services providers in any state.
National Institute of Mental Health – Resources, guides and treatment for mental health conditions including depression, anxiety and schizophrenia.
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National Alliance on Mental Illness – Support groups and programs from NAMI.
Mental Health Services for Veterans – Mental health support, treatment and care from the U.S. Office of Veterans Affairs.
Depression and Bipolar Alliance – Support and care for those suffering from bipolar disorder.
Find a Professional – Support for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder.
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Bipolar Advocacy Support – Support for bipolar disorder in Australia.
Canada Mood Disorder Support – Treatment and support for those suffering from mood disorders in Canada.
Dual Recovery Anonymous – Help for those suffering from dual diagnosis.
Military Families and Dual Diagnosis – Help for members of the armed forces who suffer from co-occurring mental illness.
Department of Veterans Affairs – Support and information for Veterans suffering from mental illness and co-occurring disorders.
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance – Help for mood disorders including depression.
Depression Alliance UK – Help for UK residents suffering from depression and other mood disorders.
Australian Blue Pages – Depression support groups and self-help in Australia.
New Zealand Blue Pages – Depression support groups and treatment in New Zealand.
National Alliance on Mental Illness – Schizophrenia treatment locator.
State & Local Programs for Families – Providers who treat mental illness including schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia Support Groups – Help and support for those suffering from schizophrenia.
Hardships of Bulimia According to the National Eating Disorders Association, bulimia is a serious and potentially life-threatening eating disorder. Bulimia is characterized by a cycle of bingeing and compensatory behaviors, which include self-induced vomiting to undo or compensate for the effects of binge eating. Bulimia is a devastating eating disorder that will have numerous negative….
About ADHD and Treatment Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, better known as ADHD, is a mental illness that results in a person having a difficult time concentrating and they may have uncontrollable bursts if energy. When a child his ADHD they will start to have problems in school, and they may start to have behavioral issues….
About ADHD and Treatment According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, ADHD is a mental illness distinguished by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. ADHD is most commonly diagnosed in young people and it affects 9 percent of children between the ages of 3 and 17. However, it also diagnosed in adults, as an estimated 2….
A recent survey found that the number of people who have entered treatment for addiction to benzos such as Valium and Xanax as well as narcotic painkillers such as Oxycodone has increased more than 500% in the past ten years. The overall increase in substance abuse treatment admissions during this period of time was just….
It is a long-observed conclusion that many people with substance abuse problems also have mental health issues. The debate often rests on whether or not one causes the other and if treatment of one can make the other disappear. This can be a heated topic, as some experts insist on treating both as co-occurring disorders,….
“Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have been through a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something horrible and scary that you see or that happens to you. During this type of event, you think that your life or others’ lives are in danger. You may feel afraid….
April is alcohol awareness month and one important issue to consider is that alcohol dependence, or alcoholism, and alcohol abuse can be linked to depression and other mental disorders. There are many studies that demonstrate this link, but one study reported by ScienceDaily suggested that “problems with alcohol abuse may lead to an increased risk….
Statistics prove the link between alcohol and depression reveal the Linwood Group. In the past, many in the medical profession have tended to view alcohol and depression as separate issues. However increasingly, research is showing that they are indeed strongly related to one another. In fact, after surveying over 14,000 people with early onset symptoms….
Treatment that combines sertraline and naltrexone appears to be superior to treatment with either drug alone, as well as to placebo, for individuals with depression and alcohol dependence. Patients receiving the combination treatment were more likely to achieve abstinence and had delayed relapse to heavy drinking, according to a report posted in the March 15….