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Depression Statistics in the State of Florida

Shocking depression statistics from a report generated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) draw attention to the mental health of individuals residing in the state of Florida. Figures derived from this analysis consider such factors as age, severity of mental illness and whether or not treatment has been provided. What are… Read more »

Effects of Drug Addiction on the Brain

Drug addiction can have a severe and lasting impact on one’s entire body, but perhaps most intensely affected is the brain. In fact, drugs can cause intense changes to the brain within mere minutes of entering the body. Lasting Effects on the Brain The entire brain is negatively impacted by drug addiction. The brain has… Read more »

General Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Social Anxiety

More than 40 million Americans suffer from some form of anxiety, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Anxiety can wreak havoc on a person’s life. One moment you're able to get in the car to drive to work or to the grocery store, but the next you may be left weak and… Read more »

Diagnosing, Understanding And Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

What A Co-Occurring Disorder Is Individuals who struggle with substance abuse sometimes struggle with mental health disorders as well. Called co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis, they can sometimes be difficult to diagnose. Mental health disorders and substance abuse disorders are often entwined due to the ability of some drugs to mask or relieve some symptoms… Read more »

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder causes unpredictable mood swings, extraordinary fluctuations in energy and activity and an inability to perform routine daily tasks. Bipolar disorder is a serious disorder requiring prompt, professional intervention. With symptoms ranging from mild to severe, children and adults with proper treatment for bipolar disorder can lead full and productive lives. Bipolar disorder is… Read more »

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