How ADHD Can Lead to Addiction

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder has three main characteristics: Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. People with ADHD have difficulty focusing for very long, often bouncing from one train of thought to another or becoming distracted by something in the environment. They are often restless, with...

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What is Avoidant Personality Disorder?

People with avoidant personality disorder have low self-esteem and consequently have an intense fear of being judged or criticized by others. This fear makes them extremely uncomfortable in social situations and therefore they avoid social situations whenever possible. Avoidant personality disorder affects about two...

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How is Social Anxiety Disorder Treated?

Most people occasionally get anxious in social situations, especially those that involve public speaking, meeting new people, or high stakes interactions like a job interview or asking someone out. You may get butterflies in your stomach just before you have to give a toast, but then feel fine once you get going.

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3 Mental Health Issues that Are Frequently Misdiagnosed

Although we’re learning more about mental illness all the time, brains are extremely complex and there is still much we don’t understand about how they work and what can go wrong. What’s more, everyone is different and symptoms often present differently in different people. These differences can be related to age,...

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7 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Therapy

Therapy is essential for anyone trying to recover from a substance use disorder or a mental health issue. Therapy is where you uncover what drives destructive behavior and where you learn strategies for emotional regulation, processing trauma, and living a more fulfilling life. Therapists are experts in mental health...

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4 Triggers for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a condition characterized by both depressive episodes and manic or hypomanic episodes. The pattern of these symptoms is different for everyone. Some people may feel relatively normal much of the time, occasionally tipping into a manic or depressive episode and some people may cycle more quickly...

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What is High-functioning Depression?

People with high-functioning depression are typically able to get through the day, often performing well at work or other areas of life despite feeling the constant drag of low mood, fatigue, poor concentration, and other symptoms of depression. While major depression can be completely debilitating, preventing someone...

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Why Are Family Boundaries Important in Addiction Recovery?

Family therapy is an important part of addiction treatment. A major aspect of family therapy is learning to respect boundaries in family relationships. Boundaries essentially mean respecting someone else’s needs and desires while at the same time asserting your own. It means neither trying to control someone else nor...

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5 Tips for Dealing with Depression at Work

According to the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people worldwide struggle with depression, making it the leading cause of disability in the world. While depression is sometimes completely debilitating, meaning some people can’t even get out of bed, most people with depression continue to work and...

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What’s the Difference Between Shyness and Social Anxiety Disorder?

Social anxiety disorder, or SAD, is an intense fear of social interaction. It can interfere with life in many ways, making dating, school, and work much more difficult. People with SAD typically avoid social situations. When they can’t, they often rely on drugs or alcohol in order to relieve their anxiety and be more...

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