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Recognizing Hidden Symptoms Of Depression in Men

According to the American Psychiatric Association, about 10% to 17% of American men will develop major depression at some point in their lives. But these numbers might not be telling the whole story. Recent research shows that men experience depression differently than women, which can leave them undiagnosed.  The DSM-5, the official manual that doctors … Continued

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7 Tips to Deal with Holiday Depression During COVID-19

The holidays might be the season of joy, but for many, the most wonderful time of the year can also bring on the blues. COVID-19 has made this year particularly challenging. Between travel restrictions and the stress of getting family members sick, many people will spend this season without seeing their loved ones.  A host … Continued

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Prescribed an SSRI? Here’s What You Need to Know

SSRIs treat mood-related disorders These anti-depressants are generally safe for adults, but may not be safe for people under the age of 25 A list of common SSRIs includes Zoloft, Prosac, Celexa and Cymbalta   Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are one of the most commonly prescribed groups of medications. SSRIs typically treat depression, but they … Continued

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Depression and Addiction: What’s the Link?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), about 50% of people who develop an SUD will experience mental health issues at some point in their lives. Likewise, 50% of people who start with a mental health issue will go on to develop a substance abuse disorder. But what’s the link between depression and … Continued

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STUDY: Movement May Reduce Teen Depression

Physical exercise has long been associated with improved mental health in adolescents, but teens don’t have to hit the gym or join the basketball team to see the benefits, new research says. A study published this month in The Lancet psychiatry journal suggests that even light physical activity, such as taking a walk or performing daily … Continued

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The LGBTQ Community and Addiction: A Guide for Friends & Family

What It Means to Be LGBTQ The LGBTQ+ community encompasses a diverse group of people whose sexualities or gender identities fall outside cultural norms. Although the acronym refers to people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer or Questioning their sexuality, many people do not fit neatly into a single category — and … Continued

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You’re Not Alone: Battling Bipolar Disorder and Drug Addiction

Many people suffer from bipolar disorder and drug addiction. Here’s how to recognize the symptoms — and how to seek help when you need it. People struggle with addiction for many reasons. Drugs and alcohol might be a means to cope with a traumatic event, day-to-day stressors, or even boredom. Many times, mental health disorders, … Continued

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Conquering Depression

What is this funk? It’s called depression, and it affects more than 264 million people worldwide. It can occur without any loss or great stress to trigger it, be it personal problems, the chronic use of alcohol or other drugs.  Using alcohol or other drugs to improve your mood is especially risky. This is because … Continued

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