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Understanding Radiofrequency Ablation Nov 14th, 2021

Chronic pain is physically debilitating, but it takes an emotional toll, too. If you’ve battled pain for more than three months — no matter what its original source — you have chronic pain. Traditional treatments center around numbing the feelings of pain with medications, including potentially addictive opioid drugs. However,...

Are You a Candidate for a Spinal Cord Stimulator? Oct 17th, 2021

A spinal cord stimulator is a medical device that is surgically implanted to alter the pain signals that your spinal cord sends to your brain. The device interferes with pain signals from a single area of injury or from multiple areas. About 80% of patients say that their chronic pain...

How Is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Effective for Addiction? Sep 15th, 2021

It may seem counterintuitive to turn to a substance to help you with a substance use problem. However, if you’ve become addicted to alcohol or drugs, you’ve changed your brain chemistry and how your brain works. That’s why it’s so difficult to break an addiction on your own; your brain...

Recognizing the Early Signs of Peripheral Neuropathy Aug 18th, 2021

Your body contains hundreds of peripheral nerves that branch out from your central nervous system and stretch from your head to your toes. When damage occurs in your peripheral nerves, especially your sensory nerves, it’s called peripheral neuropathy, and you can be left with a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms....

Supporting a Loved One With a Mental Illness Aug 31st, 2020

We know it may feel overwhelming to learn that someone you love has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder. The good news is that you and your loved one have options available. Most mental health disorders are treatable. This journey might seem frightening, but there are some steps you...

How to Find Mental Health Counseling Aug 24th, 2020

Researching how to find mental health counseling can feel intimidating if you’ve never sought out treatment before. Perhaps you’ve been feeling “off” for a while. Or maybe someone you love has convinced you it’s time to seek help. Regardless of your reason for doing so, recognizing that you need counseling...

What is Holistic Therapy – And is it Right for You? Aug 17th, 2020

Perhaps you’ve heard a doctor mention holistic therapy in passing. Or maybe you read something about it online, but you don’t quite understand what it means. No matter how you first heard of holistic therapy treatment centers, we’re glad you did because they can play an important role in speeding...

Best Ways to Care for a Loved One With Depression Aug 10th, 2020

Maybe someone you love has been diagnosed with depression. Or maybe you’re just concerned because your loved one has been acting differently lately. Learn about the symptoms of the illness and the best ways you can support any loved one with depression at Encore Health Group. By learning about available...

Someone I Love Has an Anxiety Disorder – What Now? Aug 3rd, 2020

Caring for a loved one with anxiety can be difficult, especially if you’re not familiar with the condition. Just know you and your loved one are not alone. The first step to being supportive is to arm yourself with more information about the condition and signs to look out for....

What are Co-Occurring Disorders: A Guide to Mental Health Jul 28th, 2020

You may be wondering, “What are co-occurring disorders?” Well, a person can have two mental illnesses at one time. For instance, someone with alcohol addiction can also have an anxiety disorder. Treating both diseases at a co-occurring disorder treatment center at the same time is crucial for the recovery of a person with a...

Treatment and Care for Common Anxiety Disorders Jul 23rd, 2020

Anxiety disorders often manifest in children and teens. However, these conditions can persist in adulthood and get in the way of living a normal life. But the good news is that most common anxiety disorders can be effectively treated through an anxiety treatment center. It is crucial to get the...

Signs of Anxiety – How to Tell if You Have Anxiety Disorder Jul 16th, 2020

Most people feel anxious from time to time. It is natural to feel that way if you are in a difficult or uncomfortable situation. However, feeling stressed or worried almost every day could be one of the signs of anxiety disorder and it might be best to seek an anxiety...

Signs of Depression You Should Know Jul 5th, 2020

Depression is common, but it is usually misunderstood. Sometimes, you may suspect you or a loved one is experiencing depression, but you’re not sure what sets it apart from regular feelings of sadness. This is why it’s important to know the most common signs of depression and get help from a Tennessee mental...

Panic Attack Vs. Anxiety Attack: What’s The Difference? Jul 1st, 2020

Panic attack and anxiety attack are two conditions that are used interchangeably, but these two terms have different meanings. Panic attacks involve an abrupt surge of intense discomfort or fear and are usually accompanied by mental and physical symptoms. On the other hand, anxiety is something everyone experiences. This includes...

What is Dual Diagnosis? Jun 28th, 2020

A dual diagnosis is a form of diagnosis and treatment for clients who have co-occurring disorders. In most cases, co-occurring disorders include some form of addiction and a mental health issue. As such, a treatment specialist addresses the symptoms or behaviors associated with each. One of the primary reasons why dual diagnosis...

Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction Jun 23rd, 2020

Alcoholism, alcohol addiction, or alcohol use disorder (AUD) occurs when a person is unable to control their drinking even when it causes destruction in various areas of their life. The symptoms of alcohol addiction can be discreet or pronounced depending on how obvious the problem is both to the drinker or the...

Dangers Of Binge Drinking Jun 15th, 2020

The dangers of binge drinking are not talked about as much as alcohol addiction is. We know that alcohol use disorder is a growing problem in the country. However, binge drinking is an issue that needs to be addressed. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 26.45 percent of...

Depression And Alcohol Jun 8th, 2020

According to medical sources, nearly 30 percent of people who suffer from major depression also have a drinking problem.In fact, depression and alcohol are quite common for both men and women, although women are more likely to drink heavily if they have a history of depression. People may wonder if...

Understanding Anxiety and Alcohol Jun 1st, 2020

If you have ever had a drink or two to reduce your anxiety, you are not alone. Many people turn to alcohol to relax and take the edge off. While having a glass of wine or a cocktail might deliver that desired effect, anxiety and alcohol do not always mesh...

What Is Psychological Dependence and Can Treatment Cure It? May 5th, 2020

When you think about addiction, you most likely think first of this condition’s physical aspects. But there is a second layer to addiction. It changes your emotional state and behavior over time, but does not cause physical symptoms. Called psychological dependence, its signs include cravings, anxiety and irritability. What Is...

Learn What to Expect From Acupuncture and How It Can Help You Apr 30th, 2020

What To Expect From Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine, centuries old, that involves inserting very thin needles into your skin for healing purposes. It can put your “chi” or energy back into balance and successfully treat or heal your condition. What To Expect From Acupuncture Acupuncture is a...

What Are Dissociative Disorders: Three Types Apr 24th, 2020

What are dissociative disorders? Do you have a relative or friend struggling with this mental health condition? Symptoms include problems with behavior, identity, memory, perception, emotion and sense of self. You may experience physical detachment and memory loss among other disturbing symptoms. For mental health treatment, contact Encore Health Group...

Mental Illness Statistics Show Treatment Deficit Apr 18th, 2020

According to mental illness statistics from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. suffers from a mental disease. Although mental health in general is increasingly in the news , it is important to keep in mind that, just like physical illness, mental health...

How Drugs Affect Mental Illness and Addiction Recovery Apr 12th, 2020

The most common reason for substance abuse isn’t due to peer pressure or because of some type of moral failing. The leading cause of substance abuse is because of mental illness. Many people who begin abusing drugs are trying to self-medicate depression, anxiety, trauma, or some other form of mental...

Depression Treatment During The COVID-19 Pandemic Apr 6th, 2020

According to CDC, as of 18th March 2020, there are 7038 reported cases of coronavirus in the United States. The current coronavirus pandemic is a rare and particular situation. It not only affects people physically but also psychologically. Many people may experience anxiety and depression as a result of the...

Long-Term Effects of Meth Mar 31st, 2020

There are many long-term effects of meth that you might not yet know anything about. Methamphetamines are a class of highly addictive drugs, and using them for a long time can have some pretty serious consequences. Drug addiction is also a mental health issue, which complicates the side effects of...

How Is Chronic Pain Diagnosed? Mar 15th, 2020

Pain is the normal reaction to an illness or an injury. It’s a warning sign that something is wrong. Once your body heals, it usually stops hurting unless you have chronic pain. How is chronic pain diagnosed? While the medical community has made many advancements when it comes to understanding...

How to Help Someone With PTSD Feb 29th, 2020

Post-Traumatic Distress Disorder, or as it is better known, PTSD, affects just under 4% of the population. Its symptoms know no boundaries: PTSD occurs across income levels, ethnic groups and nationalities. It’s likely that you even know someone with PTSD. If so, you’re probably wondering how to help someone with...

Acute vs. Chronic Pain Feb 14th, 2020

If you are dealing with pain, one of the first things your doctor might ask is, “Is it acute vs. chronic pain?” These two terms are often used to categorize pain, so you can learn why it is happening and how to treat it. However, many people do not know...

Myths About Drugs Jan 31st, 2020

Getting treatment at a specialized facility is one of the best ways to beat an addiction. However, drug use misinformation and popular misconceptions can make that difficult. To help you cut through to the truth, here are some of the most common myths about drugs, why they’re wrong, how they’re...

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab Jan 13th, 2020

All rehab services and programs focus on treating addiction. While choosing a rehab center is an important step in getting sober, it isn’t always easy to decide which program will give you the best results. When deciding between inpatient vs. outpatient rehab, be sure to make the right choice for...

What to do During an Anxiety Attack Dec 23rd, 2019

Most people who have anxiety attacks often have little warning before these attacks strike. For them, the first sign of an attack is a soaring heart rate or difficulty breathing. Fortunately, knowing what to do during an anxiety attack can help to lessen its effects. If you’re prone to having...

Causes of Acute Pain and the Types of Treatment Dec 18th, 2019

Millions of people wrestle with sharp, sometimes debilitating pain. Whether an illness or injury is the reason for the pain, acute pain can cause people to feel trapped in their own bodies, often leading to depression, health anxiety, and even substance abuse. The causes of acute pain can be many....

Healthy Paths to Cope, Manage, and Overcome Symptoms of Anxiety Nov 19th, 2019

If anxiety controls your life, there’s hope for you with anxiety treatment in Tennessee. Encore Health Group assigned an entire division to help you toward becoming someone with whole-person wellness. You’ll have powerful allies on your journey to manage and overcome your symptoms of anxiety and regain your confidence and...

What Causes Chronic Pain and How to Defeat the Cycle Nov 5th, 2019

Chronic pain can be something experienced for a short amount of time or constant and recurring over months and years. Any pain you have that you feel for more than 24 hours is technically chronic in nature. The difference is in the time you heal from your injuries or illnesses...

Many People Are Dealing With Anxiety at Work Oct 20th, 2019

Workplaces can be a source of anxiety. Job duties, the pressure to produce, management styles, long hours and personalities all play a role in the anxiety employees may feel during the workday and beyond. There are many reasons that some employees remain at the same job for years while dealing...

Stress Management Strategies for a Better, Healthier Life Oct 11th, 2019

Stress is part of everyone’s life. Almost every living thing has some form of stress response hardwired deep in its brain. In the wild, this response is a key to survival, preparing the body for a fight or flight response to danger. When you encounter stress, your heart rate increases...

Dealing With Shoulder Pain After Surgery Sep 25th, 2019

The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine reports that 1.4 million shoulder arthroscopies occur annually. The Loyola University Health System also claims that shoulder replacements have skyrocketed in recent years. That means a lot of people are dealing with shoulder pain after surgery. If you have recently had shoulder surgery,...

Connection Between Depression, Anxiety, and Substance Abuse Sep 19th, 2019

At first glance, they look like they are completely separate conditions. Depression and anxiety have unique symptoms. The same goes for chemical dependency. That said, there’s actually a connection between depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Connecting the Dots between Mood Disorders and Substance Abuse At a mental health and substance...

Can Psychotherapy Help with Chronic Pain Treatment? Sep 7th, 2019

As you seek help for chronic pain, you find that quality pain management centers provide a mix of therapies and services as alternatives to opioid medications. One such therapy is psychotherapy, also called talk therapy or individual counseling. This makes many people initially question, “Can psychotherapy help with chronic pain...

Effects of Chronic Pain on Your Mental Health Sep 1st, 2019

Chronic pain was once thought of as something that affected only the body. Scientists now know that there are effects of chronic pain on your mental health as well. If you suffer from chronic pain and have noticed a decline in your mental health, then you are not imagining things....

Chiropractic Treatment for Back Pain Aug 23rd, 2019

Seeing a chiropractor for various conditions has become a more acceptable alternative to traditional medicine in recent years. Chiropractic care is suitable in the treatment of all sorts of aches, pains, and injuries. It’s particularly sought after for the alleviation of back pain. Take a look below to discover some...

Dating Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder Aug 11th, 2019

Romantic relationships involving mental health conditions can be challenging, and this is particularly true when dating someone with borderline personality disorder (BPD). This condition is one which causes the sufferer to feel intense fear of abandonment. Such fear can lead to several difficulties within relationships. If you are concerned about...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children Aug 1st, 2019

Childhood is a time of many fears. But if unwanted worries, thoughts, and feelings take over in childhood, then your young person may have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Obsessive compulsive disorder in children creates the same cycle as in adults. That cycle starts with obsessions that cause anxiety, then leading...

Back Surgery Recovery Time Jul 19th, 2019

Back surgery is a very complex treatment option. By the time a doctor chooses to do back surgery, they’ve already tried less invasive alternatives to ease chronic back pain. However, some people only have the option of surgery. In any case, it’s essential for them to know more about back...

What Does Comorbidity Mean? Jul 7th, 2019

One of the most common questions from people seeking help for chronic pain is, “What does comorbidity mean?” Comorbidity affects many people seeking help for chronic or acute pain, so it may very well affect you, too. This is why seeking treatment from a dual diagnosis treatment center with pain...

Early Signs of Schizophrenia Jun 22nd, 2019

Some signs of schizophrenia include hallucinations, strange behavior, and delusions. Schizophrenia is a severe mental health disorder that causes several cognitive challenges in sufferers. They may experience memory loss, reduced attention span, and an inability to concentrate. Even though schizophrenia can be severe, it is also treatable. Common Signs of...

What is Counseling Psychology? Jun 8th, 2019

In the mental health treatment profession, there are many career paths individuals can pursue. Some people choose to put a cap on the amount of education they get, choosing to become licensed counselors. Of course, at the highest level, psychologist and psychiatrists sit at the top of the food chain....

Is Bipolar Disorder Hereditary? May 19th, 2019

People can inherit many health conditions from their parents. However, not all disorders are hereditary. Since that’s the case, many people wonder is bipolar disorder hereditary. This question comes up frequently because this disorder has become more common over the years. What Is Bipolar Disorder? Before you can search for...

Mental Health Awareness Month 2019 May 7th, 2019

Mental Health Awareness Month 2019 is just around the corner. Celebrated in May each year, its goal is to make people aware of the importance of mental health treatment. Learn more about national mental health awareness month and how you can become involved. What is Mental Health Awareness Month 2019?...

Inpatient vs Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Apr 23rd, 2019

There is little denying that mental health issues will interfere with a person’s quality of life. At times, conditions like depression and anxiety can be very debilitating. In such cases or when behavioral issues become part of the package, the effects of such issues could also impact other people. The...

Individualized Treatment Plan Apr 8th, 2019

For millions of people in the United States, achieving whole wellness is a struggle. However, if you or a loved one suffers from a problem with addiction, mental health, or chronic pain, there is help available. You can undergo treatment at a quality pain management and mental health facility that...

Do I Need Clinical Mental Health Counseling? Mar 19th, 2019

Something’s not right, and you know it. Maybe you have sudden bouts of anxiety. Perhaps you feel sad even though things are going well. Clinical mental health counseling can help. The Danger of Dealing with Things on Your Own Many people don’t want to think about getting help. For starters,...

Creating an Acute Pain Care Plan Mar 7th, 2019

You’ve been struggling with discomfort for the last few months. Anything from an aching itch to persistent nausea qualifies for the design of an acute pain care plan. What causes acute pain? How could specialists help you deal with the condition and maybe improve it? What Causes Acute Pain? Acute...

Different Types of Anxiety Feb 11th, 2019

Chronic pain and anxiety connect. Few people understand this. That said, there isn’t just one type of anxiety. In fact, there are many different types of anxiety. It’s Not the Same as Nervousness Have friends or family members told you to get over it? Do they say that you’re just...

What Does Depression Feel Like? Feb 4th, 2019

People tell you to buck up. Life’s good–why can’t you be positive? Of course, they don’t understand that you’re trying hard to fight the sadness. What does depression feel like? Understanding Depression Woman in fetal position knows what does depression feel likeDepression is a mental health disorder that may require...

Pain Management Techniques Jan 25th, 2019

Your body sends pain signals to your brain to alert you that something is wrong. When the pain lingers for weeks or months, though, it interferes with your quality of life. By following pain management guidelines, a specialist can help you achieve relief. However, you can also try some pain...

Mental Health in America Statistics Jan 17th, 2019

According to research, mental health in America is a serious issue that many people overlook. There are numerous conditions, and they can vary in severity from mild to severe. Although they affect tens of millions of people, only half of those people get treatment. Mental health statistics provide insight into...