Drug Addiction and Mental Health: Dual Diagnosis

November 10th, 2014

Drug Addiction and Mental Health: Dual Diagnosis

Many people who develop a serious drug addiction can in turn develop some serious mental health issues as a result. This is where the term “Dual Diagnosis” comes in. It refers to people who have developed a mental illness as a result of taking drugs. However, the relationship between drugs and ...

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

February 26th, 2014

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

EMDR is a non-traditional type of psychotherapy used to treat mental disorders.

Less Funding for Mental Health Medication Research

November 26th, 2013

Less Funding for Mental Health Medication Research

Medical research companies seem to be spending less and less on mental health drugs, psychiatrists report. Considering ever-soaring numbers of Americans are purported to suffer from mental health issues such as depression and Alzheimer’s, it seems strange that companies are limiting funding for ...

The Cost of Recovery: Texas Weighs Decision to Close Doors of Mental Health Facility

November 21st, 2013

The Cost of Recovery: Texas Weighs Decision to Close Doors of Mental Health Facility

Controversy sparks over the pending closure of a juvenile mental health facility in Corsicana, Texas.

Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

October 30th, 2013

Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental condition that involves cycles of euphoria and depression.

Anxiety Disorders

September 9th, 2013

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is a reaction to stress that can affect both one’s physical and psychological health.

Sibling Bullying Linked to Mental Illness in Children and Teens

June 17th, 2013

Sibling Bullying Linked to Mental Illness in Children and Teens

First they got rid of jungle gyms. Then it was dodgeball. Now parents are going to start banning their children from giving each other noogies. Being a kid ain’t easy. According to results from a study conducted by researchers at the University of New Hampshire, sibling bullying can be just as ...

Three Ways We Prevent Our Own Happiness

May 9th, 2013

Three Ways We Prevent Our Own Happiness

We Americans are just about the most depressed people on the planet. Who can blame us, with all the hot showers, clean water, and delicious, cheap food around every corner we have to live with…wait a minute…why are we the second most depressed nation? Something is very amiss. With ...

Suffering in Silence: Addressing Male Eating Disorders

May 6th, 2013

Suffering in Silence: Addressing Male Eating Disorders

Growing awareness of men suffering from eating disorders sheds new light on what has long been considered a “women’s disease.”

In Memoriam: “Live Through This” Reminds Seattle That It’s Getting Better

April 30th, 2013

In Memoriam: “Live Through This” Reminds Seattle That It’s Getting Better

Dese'Rae Stage's New York exhibit, "Live Through This," raises some old feelings about Seattle's suicide persona.

Seattle Hip-Hop Artist Commits Suicide

January 16th, 2013

Seattle Hip-Hop Artist Commits Suicide

“God…please forgive me” were the final words posted on Twitter by Seattle rapper Freddy E before his tragic death. After a series of harrowing tweets, the 22 year-old, born Frederick Eugene Buhl, took his own life with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on January 5th. The rapper ...

The Thinspo Movement: Pro-Ana Revisited

October 25th, 2012

The Thinspo Movement: Pro-Ana Revisited

Thinspiration (a clever combination of “thin” and “inspiration”) is a new internet phenomenon.

Substance Abuse and Self-Harm

April 4th, 2012

Substance Abuse and Self-Harm

Self-harm exhibits many of the same characteristics as substance abuse and other addictive coping methods.

Binge Eating Disorder

January 20th, 2012

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is a specific type of food addiction that is characterized by extreme overindulgence.

The Definition of Dual Diagnosis

January 30th, 2011

The Definition of Dual Diagnosis

An interview with Dr. David Sack, CEO of Promises Treatment Center in California.

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