June is PTSD Awareness Month

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Because trauma impacts so many people, June is PTSD Awareness Month and recognized every year. While some people are able to recover after a traumatic experience, many relive their worst moments over and over… and over again. Approximately 7 to 8 people out of a 100 will develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at some … Read more

Borderline Personality Disorder and Addiction

borderline personality disorder and addiction

Examining the correlation between the 10 types of personality disorders and substance use, one of the most common links appears with Borderline Personality Disorder and addiction. When it comes to mental health and issues of substance abuse or addiction, there is undoubtedly a direct connection. In some cases, a substance use disorder can lead to … Read more

What to Know About Neurosis [Symptoms & Definition]

What to Know About Neurosis Symptoms - Definition

Neurotic behavior or neurosis is a term often used casually to describe a person who is overly vigilant or anxious. Like other words, for example “gay” (which was previously used to mean happy) the meaning of the word “Neurosis” has changed over time. In the past, neurosis meant any mental illness other than psychosis. Today, … Read more

Borderline Personality Disorder vs Bipolar: Is BPD Worse?

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Understanding and even distinguishing between Borderline Personality Disorder vs Bipolar Disorder can be difficult because of the crossover in the related symptoms. Both of these mental health conditions can cause depression, drive impulsive behavior, and create outsized or unwarranted emotional responses in people living with either of the disorders. It’s important however, to know the … Read more

Here is What You Need to Know About Dual Diagnosis Treatment

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The repeated use of drugs and/or alcohol (aka., substance abuse disorders) is a prevalent problem in the U.S. and the world over. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), over 20 million Americans are diagnosed with substance abuse disorders every … Read more

Addictive Personality Disorder

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The last decade or so has seen a constant increase in reported cases of substance abuse. Behavioral addictions have also joined the ranks and represent a significant public health concern. The need to understand addiction and addictive personality disorder has consequently increased, with seemingly contradicting reports from studies exploring the correlation between addiction and personality … Read more