Debilitating Depression
difference between bipolar and manic depression

Is There a Difference Between Bipolar and Manic Depression?

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When wondering what is the difference between bipolar and manic depression it can be a bit confusing. These two terms are still used interchangeably, leaving the impression that they are two distinct mental health disorders. In reality, manic…
alcohol drinking and coronavirus

Skyrocketing Online Purchases of Alcohol and Increased Drinking During Coronavirus

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In the early days of the coronavirus stay-at-home orders, it kind of took on a sense of one big vacation party. People were suddenly thrust into isolation with little time to prepare psychologically—or practically—for the adventure that…
Inability to Focus

Anxiety and Inability to Focus

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Anxiety disorder can profoundly impact our lives, beyond the common symptoms of sensitivity to stress. One of the ways anxiety can disrupt our daily lives is through impaired cognitive functioning. Anxiety and inability to focus at work or school…
yoga and mental health

Holistic Wellness: Yoga

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Those who have ever taken a yoga class know firsthand the sense of calmness and well-being that follows, and they’ve probably experienced the sensation of lightness in the muscles brought on by long, gentle stretches. The health benefits are…
Holistic Wellness Meditation

Holistic Wellness: Meditation

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Every morning, the clients of Elevation engage in mindful meditation to start out the day with calmness and mental clarity. In recent years, practicing this mindfulness has become a mainstream practice, and for good reason. According to Mayo…
What is Dual Diagnosis

What is Dual Diagnosis in Mental Health?

What is Dual Diagnosis When a person has a substance abuse problem and also has accompanying mental health issues, this is known as a dual diagnosis. Also known as co-existing disorders, a person might find themselves chemically dependent on…
Co-Occurring Disorders

Common Co-Occurring Disorders

When someone who suffers from a mental health disorder also has a substance abuse problem, they have what is called co-occurring disorders, also commonly called dual diagnosis. Co-occurring disorders could come about as an individual with…
mental health during covid 19

Protecting Mental Health During COVID-19

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As Americans settle into very lengthy stay at home policies enacted across the nation, many might begin to experience some mental health concerns. After all, we are not built to go through weeks or months without our daily freedoms. Losing those…
Is Drug Addiction a Mental Illness

Is Drug Addiction a Mental Illness?

Drug addiction is a complex issue, and so is mental illness. Both disorders display serious and persistent symptoms. When the best treatment options are being decided, it's crucial that all issues are included. An addiction treatment program…