Can depression cause hives

Can Depression Cause Hives?

Managing symptoms of depression can be a difficult burden to bear, especially alongside a substance abuse disorder. Depression can have a wide variety of effects on a person, and these don’t just include mental health symptoms. Depression can present itself through a wide range of physical symptoms as well. The way neurotransmitters in your brain…

Long term effects of gaslighting

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Gaslighting?

When you imagine interpersonal abuse and what it looks like, you’re likely picturing physical altercations and hands-on abuse tactics. While these forms of abuse are common and extremely harmful, they are not the only ways someone can abuse another person. Emotional abuse is just as prevalent and can be just as destructive as physical forms…

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Addressing Functioning Anxiety

The vast majority of people experience stress when preparing for an important date or trying to meet a deadline. Worry and stress keep you focused on achieving your goals and meeting expectations that you or others have set. However, if you have an anxiety disorder, these feelings of stress may be present most of the…

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In-Network vs. Out-of-Network

Health insurance is difficult for lots of people to understand. Getting insured and keeping up with what you’re covered for can be tedious and complicated. There are also many terms used in health insurance plans and discussions that may confuse the average person. For example, in-network and out-of-network aren’t in everyone’s day-to-day lexicon until they…

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Connection Between Trauma and Addiction

There are innumerable factors that can contribute to or exacerbate an existing addiction or even influence its conception. It’s easy to feel entirely at fault when you’re caught in the grips of a substance abuse disorder, but you should try to treat yourself with kindness. Everyone makes the wrong choice sometimes, and there may be…

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How Anxiety Impacts Addiction

A substance abuse disorder is a difficult cross to bear for anyone, but the weight can become even more pressing when combined with another mental illness. Many people who struggle with addiction also suffer from a co-occurring disorder, and these two factors often exacerbate each other. Because of this, it’s important to seek treatment for…

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Treating OCD in Adults

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is an anxiety-based mental health disorder that compels people to perform certain behaviors through intrusive thoughts and urges. It cannot be cured, but there are many ways to manage your symptoms through medication and therapy. Many people think of cleanliness and organization when they imagine OCD, but there are many other…