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Is Depression Really a Chemical Imbalance?

Everyone feels sad or down from time to time, but depression is an entirely different ballgame. Depression, also known as major depressive disorder or clinical depression, can be dark and lonesome for people who experience the disorder. It can feel like endless sadness, discontentedness, and hopelessness. Like a slug, hauling its sticky and slow body…

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How Is COVID-19 Impacting Mental Health?

Anyone suffering from a mental health disorder understands that triggers are crucial to identifying and developing coping mechanisms. Triggers can pop up at the worst time and disrupt a person’s daily functioning, whether at work, a child’s birthday party, or in a serious meeting. Circumstances that bring about isolation and loss of a physical connection…

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Addiction and Your Physical Health

During the COVID-19 crisis we hear a lot about vulnerable populations. This is the intersection where your addiction and COVID-19 meet. Vulnerable populations include: the elderly, those with underlying conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma and those with compromised immune systems. Unfortunately, if you have an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol you fall into a…

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Anxiety Treatment During a Pandemic

Recently, stock market fluctuations, national-level quarantines, and lost work has led to many people experiencing more anxiety than ever. The imposed isolation in several cities also makes it difficult for people who feel anxious to go out and get help or find ways to ease their loneliness. Even in these uncertain times, you can still…