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Category: Therapy

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 an Outpatient Program?

Since substance abuse and addiction are highly individual problems, there will always be a need for a wide variety of treatment options and settings. For example, both inpatient and outpatient rehab settings offer profound immediate and future benefits. What is an outpatient program? What are the benefits associated with this treatment option? The material below will discuss the answers to these important questions. Recognizing an Existing Addiction Understanding the signs of addiction can be the first essential step in getting the right kind of care and support. The following clues might occur with an existing addiction issue: Physical Changes People ... Read more

What Is Structural Family Therapy?

Drug or alcohol addiction causes problems in all areas of a person’s life, and it can stem from earlier life experiences. Therefore, getting to the heart of the issue is important. One type of therapy is quite effective at helping not only the addicted individual but also those who are close to this person. Structural family therapy, or SFT, helps to address the patterns that developed between family members and to find solutions for better understanding.   About Structural Family Therapy Sometimes, mental health issues such as personality disorders, depression, and anxiety can exist within families. These issues become interwoven ... Read more