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Symptoms, Causes and Effects of Chronic Depression

August 24, 2015

Getting treatment for depression will not only make you feel better, it will improve your overall health. Psychotherapy, support groups, and antidepressant medications are very effective at combatting the symptoms of depression.

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What is Acute Stress Disorder?

August 19, 2015

For the most part, acute stress disorder is treated with greater success outcomes through cognitive behavioral therapy. This form of treatment targets the way the individual is processing the trauma.

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OCD 101: The Signs and Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

August 12, 2015

If you know someone that seems to be suffering from the symptoms of OCD, it’s important to encourage them to seek professional help.

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Basics of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

August 10, 2015

Treating a mental health disorder requires the right approach to the situation. In some cases, cognitive therapy helps you learn valuable coping strategies and ways to avoid inappropriate responses to the situation.

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Why Your Family History of Mental Illness Matters

August 4, 2015

Our understanding of the causes of mental illness are still developing and every bit of understanding we gain helps us work better toward effective treatments and more stable and fulfilling lives.

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Communication Tips for Family Members

July 20, 2015

For Family Members/Mental Illness and The Family Active listening skills are not exclusive to clinicians.  In fact, one of the most helpful things family members can do for their loved one is to practice active listening.  Oftentimes, individuals with mental illnesses believe, through their life experiences, that they do not […]

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LGBT Individuals & Mental Health: What You Need to Know

June 11, 2015

The impact of stigma and discrimination on the mentally ill is well documented.  Being a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) individual compounded with a mental health diagnosis just magnifies the effects of discrimination and stigma, and these individuals often confront seemingly insurmountable barriers to health care. In a 2011 […]

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