Mental Health

Can Drugs Cause Bipolar Disorder?

Substance abuse is unfortunately common among people who have bipolar disorder. But what is the nature of the relationship between this behavior and this mental health condition? Does bipolar disorder lead to drug abuse, or can drugs cause bipolar disorder? Signs & Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder Before we discuss if drugs can cause bipolar disorder,

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Can Weed Cause Panic Attacks?

Weed is often portrayed as a harmless recreational substance. But is this completely true? Can weed have a negative impact on your mind? For example, can weed cause panic attacks? What is Weed? Weed is one of the common slang terms for marijuana. The drug is also known as herb, tea, tree, ganja, and myriad

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5 Benefits of DBT

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of talk therapy that utilizes the power of both self-acceptance and behavioral changes to treat various mental health disorders, such as borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, impulse control issues, and substance use disorders.  This therapeutic approach helps individuals learn how to practice mindfulness while making positive lifestyle

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Trauma and Substance Abuse

Trauma is a major contributing factor in developing and exacerbating substance use disorders. The word trauma is nearing the status of a buzzword these days and is used to describe various experiences and situations. Moreover, many people who have experienced trauma are so acculturated to it that they don’t acknowledge or recognize the effects of

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How Depression Impacts Alcohol Abuse

Even though alcohol is a known central nervous system depressant,  it is also one of the most widely used recreational drugs. The correlation between depression and alcohol use is long-studied, and treating the two issues together can significantly increase the success of addiction recovery efforts. If you or someone you love struggles with depression and

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What Is High-Functioning Depression?

Many people believe the myth that depression consists of feeling so sad all the time that you can’t do anything except lie in bed or cry. Unfortunately, due to the way certain media and outdated beliefs perpetuate this myth, it can be easy to overlook the signs of depression in yourself or a loved one—especially


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