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What Is Psychological Dependence and Can Treatment Cure It?

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 Physical Addiction? Physical addiction builds…

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Learn What to Expect From Acupuncture and How It Can Help You

What To Expect From Acupuncture 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. Western medicine has come to believe that acupuncture can help in many…

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What Are Dissociative Disorders: Three Types

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 online today! What Are Dissociative…

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Mental Illness Statistics Show Treatment Deficit

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 issues widely vary in terms of…

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How Drugs Affect Mental Illness and Addiction Recovery

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 illness. While the substances give…

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Depression Treatment During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Depression Treatment 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 pandemic. Mental health…

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How to Help Someone With PTSD

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 PTSD. Here’s what you need…