Panic Disorders and Attacks: Symptoms and Causes

  Panic attacks can be terrifying to go through, and being diagnosed with a panic disorder can make you believe they’ll never stop. While panic attacks aren’t dangerous, they can still be extremely harmful. If you believe you may be suffering from panic attacks or a panic disorder you may be interested in some of the common symptoms and causes.   Symptoms Panic attacks can occur at any t...

7 Common Myths About PTSD Debunked

  There are tons of falsehoods and myths surrounding PTSD and mental health that just further stigmatize those that suffer from it. Here are the top 7 most common myths about PTSD out there.   Myth 1: Anything can be traumatic Even though the word “traumatic” gets thrown around casually today, for an event to be considered traumatic it actually has to fit certain criteria. The DMS-V defi...

The Leading Cause of US Overdose Deaths: Fentanyl

  While we might get tired of hearing it, the opiate crisis in America is a very real threat. Concerns have been growing for years, and due to a new drug, the stakes are more dire than ever before. Fentanyl made its entrance into the illicit drug scene around 2012. Since then it has blown past staple drugs like cocaine, meth, and heroin in terms of deaths. A few years ago the government crack...

Steps to Diagnosing a Mental Illness

  It isn’t as easy to diagnose a mental illness, as you’d think. Many disorders have similar symptoms and every individual experience different symptoms and to varying degrees. There’s no definitive test that tells doctors what mental illness a person has so psychiatrists have to work hard to find answers for their patients. Diagnosis Steps   1. Evaluation Before you see a mental health ...

How Depression Was Treated Throughout History

  Depression and mental health issues aren’t just today’s problem. People have been wrestling with mental illnesses throughout history. But how exactly was depression treated back then? Every culture had their own methods, each evolving through time. Here were the most popular treatment options for depression in history. Medications Plant-based remedies were the main way that depression was t...

6 Tips For Managing That Back-To-School Stress

  The start of the school year brings stress for everyone. Teachers, parents, students, and even random people have to deal with extra traffic, new schedules, and a heavier workload. All of this brings on a new load of stress and anxiety. As a parent, managing all of this is vital. Here are 6 tips for managing that back-to-school stress you might be feeling.   1. Learn to identify it It’...

Is Ketamine the Future of Depression Medication?

  With the current drug epidemic going on in America, it seems odd to discuss how a popular party street drug could help those suffering from depression. With more than 16 million Americans suffering from major depression, and one-third of those not able to get relief from traditional treatment, maybe ketamine is the answer. What is Ketamine? Ketamine is commonly thought of as a party drug. I...

5 Common Myths About Couples Therapy Debunked

  Couples, or marriage, therapy has gotten a bad reputation. People see it as the kiss of death for a relationship. The truth is that it fails most relationships simply because people either go too late or don’t commit to the work. Couples therapy can be extremely beneficial for working through issues and stopping them from becoming larger problems. We’ve debunked the 5 most common myths abou...

Understanding Fentanyl and its Contribution to the Opiate Crisis

  No doubt you’ve heard about the opiate crisis going on in the US right now. Every day we seem to be greeted with more news of deaths due to an increased rate of opiate addiction. While it’s a nationwide problem, Florida with its low substance abuse treatment funding is in particular danger to this issue. Just last month Gov. Rick Scott even declared a state of emergency in Florida over the ...

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