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Category: Mental Health

Schizophrenia vs Psychosis: What’s the Difference?

Many people that suffer from alcohol and drug addiction find that they have co-existing conditions requiring treatment. For example, addiction and mental illness commonly occur together. The following information will talk specifically about schizophrenia. It will also help you determine the differences between schizophrenia vs psychosis. Schizophrenia vs Psychosis: Deciphering the Difference Learning the differences between schizophrenia vs psychosis can help you know when to seek professional assistance. Psychosis refers to a specific group of symptoms that can occur with various conditions. These symptoms include seeing and hearing things that are not there. Schizophrenia, however, is a mental illness hallmarked ... Read more

How to Handle Depression After Quitting Drinking

When you quit drinking, you suffer some changing emotions and even lingering depression as your body adjusts to sobriety. However, depression after quitting drinking is temporary. You shouldn’t let it alter your pursuit of quality of life in early recovery. After all, enjoying your life sober is how your brain adapts to normal functioning again and starts producing more of your natural feel-good chemicals. What Is the “Dry Drunk” Syndrome? The term “dry drunk” is not a legitimate diagnosis. However, when you suffer depression and other ill emotions after new sobriety, you hear people saying these words. So what does ... Read more

Can Stress and Anxiety Cause Weight Loss?

It’s easy for people to let stress get the best of them, especially if they have busy lifestyles. In fact, stress and anxiety can cause many health concerns. Because of that, people often wonder, “Can stress and anxiety cause weight loss?” The answer to this question might prove how big of an impact stress and anxiety have on the body. Can Stress and Anxiety Cause Weight Loss? Stress and anxiety cause many problems for people. They make them worry and can prevent them from taking care of themselves. In some cases, stress can even lead people to make poor diet ... Read more

What Does Hypomania Feel Like?

There are many misconceptions about mental illness, and often, people don’t understand how various illnesses work. Something you may be wondering is, “What does hypomania feel like with bipolar disorder?” Bipolar disorder is an illness that doctors sometimes misdiagnose because there are other illnesses with similar symptoms. It’s important to understand what hypomania feels like so you can get the help you need if you have this mental illness. What Does Hypomania Feel Like? Before understanding what does hypomania feel like, it’s important to know that there are two different forms of bipolar disorder. Those with bipolar disorder type II ... Read more

What is Trauma Therapy?

Understanding the connection between trauma and addiction can help a person to get the treatment they need for both issues. However, what is trauma therapy and what benefits does it offer? Further, how exactly do trauma and addiction interact? How Does Trauma Relate to Addiction? We must understand the connection between addiction and trauma to answer the question, “What is trauma therapy?” For some people, the experience of a traumatic event can create an overwhelming desire to self-medicate through the abuse of addictive substances. For others, an existing addiction may cause them to put themselves in vulnerable positions where they ... Read more

What Is a Trauma Informed Approach?

People can take many paths when it comes to overcoming addiction. Finding the right approach depends on their individual needs. With that said, one approach that seems to work for a large number of people is a trauma informed approach. However, what is it, and why is it so successful? What Does Trauma Informed Approach Mean? First, it’s important for people to understand that trauma informed care is not a specific action, therapy, or intervention. Instead, it’s a way of addressing addiction that has developed because of past trauma. It acknowledges the important role that trauma plays in people’s everyday ... Read more