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CORONA-19 and mental health

How to Avoid Letting COVID-19 Anxiety Affect Your Mental Health and Recovery

Entering its second year, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose unique challenges for individuals in substance abuse recovery. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll, 53% of people reported feeling stressed or anxious because of the pandemic in July, up from 32% in March. As we head further into uncertainty, mental health remains a … Continued

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High Functioning Anxiety

Coping with High-Functioning Anxiety

Of the 40 million Americans who struggle with anxiety, not all will be diagnosed with a medical disorder. In fact, some may not appear to struggle at all. People with “high-functioning anxiety” actually include some of the world’s most successful figures, such as Oprah Winfrey, Stephen Colbert and Kim Kardashian. According to a recent report … Continued

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What Is Phenibut? Experts Share What You Need to Know

What Is Phenibut? Phenibut is a central nervous system depressant developed in the 1960s by the Soviet Union to treat anxiety. Today, Russia and other Eastern European countries still use the drug to treat depression, alcoholism, and a range of other ailments, from post-traumatic stress disorder to motion sickness. Although many countries have banned medical … Continued

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Doctors Warn Rise in Antidepressants and Sleep Medication May Lead to Addiction

Amidst the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, more Americans are coping with antidepressants and sleeping pills. Psychiatrists wrote nearly 1 million more prescriptions for habit-forming anti-anxiety medications like Klonopin in March compared to the previous year, according to health-research firm IQVIA. They also wrote 2 million more prescriptions for antidepressants. Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts told the … Continued

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Paxil side effects

Paxil Side Effects, Uses, and Risks

Have questions about addiction? Call us at 866-278-6311 to speak with a recovery specialist. Paxil is used to treat anxiety and certain mood disorders Doctors disagree about how addictive it is, but some patience experience withdrawal symptoms To reduce Paxil side effects, you should only take Paxil as prescribed by a doctor If you experience … Continued

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Caffeine and Axiety

More Than Just the Jitters: Your Morning Coffee May Be Causing Anxiety

Have questions about addiction? Call us at 866-278-6311 to speak with a recovery specialist. Caffeine might be how you wake up in the morning, but it could be causing anxiety Medical professionals recommend sticking to 400 mg or less (2 cups) for most people To wake up without caffeine, consider light exercise or a glass … Continued

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Online Mental Health Resources

The Ultimate List of Free and Affordable Online Mental Health Resources

As we brace for more social isolation and uncertainty, online mental health resources have become a lifeline for relieving anxiety, staying connected to friends, and even finding ways to exercise. We’ve gathered the best apps, communities, forums and relief resources for weathering the storm physically, emotionally, and financially. Many of these organizations also provide opportunities … Continued

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Life During COVID-19

Processing Life During COVID-19: An Interview with Dr. Andrew Mendonsa

COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has affected lives across the world. Thousands have also experienced the mental and emotional toll of social isolation, lost income, worry for loved ones, and fear of uncertainty. In this light, mental health resources are an important part of the battle — especially when we think long-term.  … Continued

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