Posts in the ‘Recovery’ Category

Anxiety Disorders – types and descriptions. Depression and Anxiety symptoms and treatments are so closely aligned they can be confused

Anxiety Disorders By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. ~ 2 min read Anxiety disorders are a set of related mental conditions that include: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social phobia, and simple phobias. Anxiety disorders are treated by a combination of psychiatric medications and psychotherapy. Anxiety, worry, and stress are

HOW TO STOP A RELAPSE & LIMIT STRESSORS DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Excellent article from the wonderful blog of iadvantage.com  By Larry Glaser on November 21, 2017 Home › Addiction Treatment News › How to Stop a Relapse & Limit Stressors During the Holidays In the winter holidays of November, December, and January, people experience their highest rates of anxiety all year. In fact, 84% of Americans report feeling moderately to overwhelmingly stressed during

No More People Pleasing! How to start recapturing your value, your voice, and your best self.

Ilene Strauss Cohen Ph.D.  ” Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.” –Albert Einstein I know just how you’re feeling: You feel disconnected, alone, and like no one understands you. Even if you could muster up the courage to speak your truth, you know deep down that others wouldn’t

Depression Impacts Twice as Many Females as Males

By Traci Pedersen A new meta-analysis confirms that depression affects twice as many females as males, and this gap appears as early as age 12. The results, published in the journal Psychological Bulletin, are based on existing studies involving more than 3.5 million people in more than 90 countries. “We found that twice as many women as men were

What Cookies and Meth Have in Common – heavy reading but worth the effort!

What Cookies and Meth Have in Common JOSH COCHRAN JUNE 30, 2017 Richard A. Friedman As a psychiatrist, I have yet to meet a patient who enjoys being addicted to drugs or compulsively overeating. Why would anyone continue to use recreational drugs despite the medical consequences and social condemnation? What makes someone eat more and