Anxiety about going to work

What to Do When You Have Anxiety About Going to Work

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Why Do I Get Anxiety About Going To Work? The feelings of anxiety do not begin with the morning alarm bell. Nope, the anxiety about going to work is felt throughout the night with fitful, restless sleep. The mere idea of entering the workplace…
Chronic Fatigue and Anxiety

How to Manage Chronic Fatigue and Anxiety

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Anxiety can leave us feeling perpetually wound and on edge. In fact, it is common to picture someone with anxiety as super high strung and irritable, ready to pounce. In reality, living with an anxiety disorder can be absolutely draining. Chronic…
bipolar and alcohol

The Connection Between Bipolar and Alcohol Abuse

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While the association between a mood disorder and co-occurring alcoholism is well established, the most prevalent dual diagnosis is the one involving bipolar disorder and alcohol. Although the science behind this particular comorbidity isn’t…
Debilitating Depression

When Depression Becomes Debilitating

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What to Know About Debilitating Depression Anyone who has struggled through a period of deep melancholy can attest to the intense power of emotions it triggers. We all suffer the occasional emotional fallout associated with difficult life events…
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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Can Anxiety Cause Inability To Focus? 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…
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…