bipolar disorder

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder whereby the patient experiences unusual and significant mood changes, behaviors, energy, sleep patterns, concentration, and overall ability to meet the day’s tasks. There are three types of bipolar disorder: bipolar I, bipolar II, and cyclothymic disorder. It is estimated that approximately 4.4% of adults in the U.S. experience the disorder…

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Alcohol’s Effect on Depression

Depression is a debilitating mental health condition that affects all aspects of a person’s life. An individual who suffers from depression often declines invitations to social events, family gatherings, and holiday parties with loved ones. Depression makes a person disengage from things that were fun, interesting, and enjoyable. It also interferes with relationships and distorts…

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What is a Sober Companion?

Sober companions, sober coaches, or recovery coaches are increasingly common in the world of addiction therapy. If you or a loved one is contemplating therapy, you might be wondering what they are. Sober companions are essentially sent home with recovering addicts to re-acclimate into life and ensure that they do not use or relapse during…

cognitive behavioral therapy

Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work for Me?

Intensive detoxification and rehabilitation provide multiple ways to address addiction and the reasons behind our behavior. From yoga to mindfulness to therapies that develop new habits, all of these have a place in addiction counseling. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, however, has emerged as a leader in thought-based therapy. Intended to challenge behavior and develop accountability,…

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What are the Benefits of Yoga?

For individuals struggling with a substance use disorder, whether drugs or alcohol, recovery takes time. Even when an individual finds treatment and is able to heal from the disease of addiction, they still need support to maintain their sobriety. One way to work at staying sober is through practicing holistic therapies like yoga. Understanding the…

addiction psychiatry

What is Addiction Psychiatry?

Addiction psychiatry focuses on treating addiction to chemical substances, including alcohol, prescription, and illegal drugs. This is accomplished through psychological therapy and closely monitored medications. Addiction psychiatrists are specialists in the field of addiction. Psychiatrists are physicians specializing and treating psychiatric disorders such as depression, PTSD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and more. What is The History…