Sugar And Your Mental Health Make For A Lethal Combination

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Stress causes many of us to turn to sugar as a treat. However, there’s evidence that this has a negative impact on our mental health. In fact, the Scientific Reports Journal recently conducted a study that was published in Medical News Today showing that sugar leads to a higher risk for depression, especially when consumed …

Reality vs. Delusions – Living with Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a complex mental illness that affects 51 million people worldwide. Most individuals who suffer from schizophrenia experience hallucinations that can range from loud voices encouraging the victim to harm themselves or others to visions of shadows; it can vary a lot from person to person. Having schizophrenic thoughts can cause someone to become …

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 …