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Anxiety, Depression, and Bipolar Disorder: What’s the Difference?

Mental health disorders come in many different forms, and each individual’s unique circumstances need to be handled with their own nuance and care. However, many symptoms of mental health disorders can masquerade as other diagnoses, making it difficult to uncover the most pertinent approach for recovery. Knowing the difference between anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder …

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How Does Social Anxiety Affect Your Life?

Social anxiety is a commonly discussed mental health disorder. However, what exactly a social anxiety disorder entails can be rather enigmatic as it is commonly used to describe people who simply don’t enjoy large gatherings or are more introverted by nature. Those suffering from social anxiety often struggle with much more than just their comfort …

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Can Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders Make You More Prone to Relapse?

Recovery is hard under the best of circumstances. When you have a co-occurring mental illness, recovery goes from hard to harder and may make you more prone to relapse. If you have a co-occurring mental disorder, you have to take extra precautions to ensure you maintain sobriety. In many cases, the mental health issue is …

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Tips for Overcoming Social Anxiety Post-Covid

The lockdowns and social distancing measures that most cities had to put in place during 2020 added an extra layer of stress to social situations. People who already had social anxiety experienced an increased risk of encountering worse symptoms like panic attacks and feelings of dread when out in public places. Some found that their …

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Substance-Free Ways to Cope With Anxiety and Depression

If you’ve been diagnosed with anxiety or depression–or maybe you’re just feeling stressed and a little down–there are things you can do to supplement any therapy or prescription medicine you might be taking. It’s often as simple as continuing your inpatient rehab activities or you finding new ways to handle stress and depression. Here are …

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Am I Experiencing an Anxiety Attack?

You experience a stressful situation. Your heart starts pounding and you’re having trouble breathing. You start breathing too fast and maybe even hyperventilating. You have an impending sense of danger or doom–welcome to your anxiety attack. What’s the difference between an anxiety attack and a panic attack? Anxiety attacks occur when there’s a trigger that …

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Is Marijuana an Addictive Substance?

In today’s recreational marijuana world, the drug’s dangers are often overlooked, including its addictive qualities and consequences. Many people that smoke marijuana want to believe that the plant does not have any addictive qualities, and therefore they do not need to be worried. However, marijuana is addictive and has very real withdrawal symptoms. By learning …

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