Mental Illness

Am I More Likely to Develop an Addiction if I Have a Mental Health Disorder?

Am I More Likely to Develop an Addiction if I Have a Mental Health Disorder?

Mental health is not always synonymous with addiction. However, having a mental health disorder can make you more susceptible and you can develop an addiction. Substance use disorders often co-occur with various mental health disorders especially when they have gone unaddressed. Some individuals have a blanket understanding of how mental health and addiction affect one […]

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How Does Psychotherapy Work?

How Does Psychotherapy Work?

Psychotherapy is an effective treatment option for people recovering from substance addiction. It is a general category of therapy encompassing many approaches that are effective for those in recovery from substance use because it addresses mental health and co-occurring behavioral issues. Psychotherapy is effective for addiction recovery because it treats the mind while observing how

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Healing from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Healing from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the occurrence of mental health problems, such as compulsive disorders. Public health measures to prevent infection, such as frequent hand washing and disinfecting, can greatly affect people who already have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The adverse mental health effects of COVID-19 are, in general, more acute for people with OCD. For

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Caregiving for Someone Recovering from Addiction and Mental Illness

Caregiving for Someone Recovering from Addiction and Mental Illness

Just as a person’s substance addiction may impact a family’s everyday life and social relationships, recovery from addiction concerns families and communities. Lack of family support can create a gap in care for recovering individuals. In situations when a relative needs to step in as a caregiver for someone recovering from addiction, they must understand

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What Are Different Types of Anxiety Disorders?

Everyone feels anxious now and then. You might feel anxious about underperforming at work, before making a life-changing decision, or about what the future might hold. During the COVID-19 pandemic, anxiety is a keyword that captures a common state of being for everyone. Occasional, situation-specific anxiety is okay because feelings of anxiousness are how the

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