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Common Myths and Facts About Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a brain condition that causes alternating shifts in mood and energy from elation (mania or hypomania) to depression. Also referred to as manic-depressive illness, this disorder can affect one’s ability to carry out day-to-day activities. Although more people have an understanding of the existence of the disorder, there are still a number …

Opioid Abuse: Symptoms & Treatment

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Opioid abuse, unfortunately is more common than many realize – affecting 2.5 million Americans and causing 130 fatal overdoses every single day. The problem is that opioids are commonly prescribed to treat pain after surgeries, injuries, dental procedures, and even chronic conditions like cancer. Sadly, 21 to 29% of these patients will eventually misuse their …

What does Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Treat?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy treats post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which occurs after traumatic experiences like military combat, physical and/or sexual assault, and car accidents. EMDR has also been used to treat patients with anxiety, stress, chronic pain, addictions and eating disorders. An EMDR session is approximately 50 minutes and involves a therapist …

How Counseling Aids in Addiction Recovery

Full recovery from addiction is possible with the right strategy and tools catered to each individual and their specific needs. Advantage Mental Health Center believes that counseling plays a major role in that road to addiction recovery. With a commitment to reaching a profound understanding of the root cause of the addictive tendencies, every patient …

Eating Disorders: Symptoms and Treatment

Eating disorders are defined by behaviors of abnormal or unhealthy eating habits linked to mental health concerns. Generally, the condition stems from an obsession with food, body weight or body shape and often results in serious health concerns or consequences. In fact, eating disorders are often linked to severe restrictions of food or binges, which …

Couples Counseling: What You Need to Know

A committed relationship can be a positive, supportive unity between two people. However, two individuals with different experiences and upbringings may have disagreements. The key to a healthy, long-term relationship is knowing that despite differences, there are, in most cases, ways to remedy any major dispute. Now, more than ever, couples are learning that seeking …

Dealing with Parenting Stress During the Holidays

The holiday season is magical for children but creating that fantasy and joy can actually cause unimaginable stress on parents. With longer breaks from school, large family dinners and gift-giving, it can be a time-consuming and financially difficult time. In order to keep the joy alive for children and family, one or two parents may …