The Stigma Of Addiction And How It Can Be Stopped!

The Stigma Of Addiction And How It Can Be Stopped!

By Jeanene Swanson Major medical societies define addiction as a brain disease and scientific papers have called for the treatment of substance use disorders like the treatment of any other disease. But many addicted people are still battling the stigma associated with being a “drug addict” or an “alcoholic”— labels that suggest they’re bad people […]

Is ADHD Tied To Future Substance Use?

Is ADHD Tied To Future Substance Use?

By Gary Gilles, MA, M.Div, LCPC @gilles_gary Children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more than twice as likely to experiment with and abuse drugs than peers without ADHD are. The research, published in the journal Pediatrics in July 2014, found that children with ADHD are at greater risk for misusing alcohol, tobacco […]

How The Right Diet Can Help Your Depression Recovery

How The Right Diet Can Help Your Depression Recovery

By Dana Leigh Smith A healthy diet has many benefits ranging from stroke and cancer prevention to weight control. Unfortunately depression isn’t preventable, so munching on nutrient-packed foods can’t ward off the condition. Diet Tips To Aid Your Depression Recovery But don’t write off the power of eating right all together: Consuming certain nutrients and […]

Perfectionism And Suicide Risk – How To Help

Perfectionism And Suicide Risk – How To Help

By Eric Metcalf, MPH @EricMetcalfMPH Perfectionism is associated with a number of mental health concerns including suicide, and the link between perfectionism and suicide may be even stronger than previously thought. That’s the conclusion of a study published in the September 2014 issue of the journal Review of General Psychology. In it, the authors note […]

Using Biological Factors To Differentiate Schizophrenia From Psychotic Bipolar Disorder

Using Biological Factors To Differentiate Schizophrenia From Psychotic Bipolar Disorder

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health, more commonly referred to as the DSM, is the primary tool used by clinicians attempting to diagnose and treat patients with mental illness. The DSM-V, the most up-to-date version, outlines characteristic symptoms to help professionals discern between a wide variety of mental illnesses. Some share many of […]