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…

Codependent vs enabler

What Is the Difference Between Codependent vs Enabler

There are many reasons that personal relationships are affected by addiction. Whether it’s a romantic, familial, professional, or platonic relationship, it will be changed through addiction. Sometimes, a lack of trust causes the relationship to crumble or lose closeness. Other times, the relationship may begin to take another form. Codependency and enabling behavior are common…

self love in recovery

Importance of Self Love in Recovery

It can be difficult to love yourself in modern society, with airbrushed photos and posts about “perfect lives” on social media. When you struggle with addiction, this quest for self-acceptance and happiness can become even more difficult to navigate. Addiction can make you lie to yourself, and many people struggling with substance abuse disorders see…

functioning anxiety

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…

coping with loneliness

Coping With Loneliness in Quarantine

For the past couple of years, the entire world has felt as though it’s simultaneously on pause and fast-forwarding. The global pandemic of COVID-19 has left many feeling anchorless, depressed, and perhaps most of all, lonely. You aren’t seeing your friends and loved ones as much as we did before the initial quarantine, and it’s…

therapist treating ocd in adults

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…