The Relationship between Homelessness and Substance Abuse

When many people think of “homelessness” they think of people living in cardboard and tent homes, people standing on the corner selling newspapers or asking for money, worn-looking… CLICK HERE

The Relationship between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse

If you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), there is an increased risk that you will self-medicate with drugs and/or alcohol. Statistics suggest that between 20 and 50 percent of people… CLICK HERE

Can Depression Be Treated Without Medication

Depression is a serious condition that can affect every aspect of your life. To treat depression, doctors often recommend therapy and antidepressants. But is it possible to relieve the symptoms of depression without taking medicine?…  CLICK HERE

Can We Prevent or Delay Schizophrenia

Fifteen-year-old Caitlin was an excellent student with many friends when she entered the ninth grade. One year later, she suddenly became restless in school, stopped paying attention to her teachers, and eventually failed all of her subjects… CLICK HERE

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Multiple personality disorder (MPD), now called dissociative identity disorder (DID), remains a controversial diagnosis.According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), DID is defined by these major characteristics… CLICK HERE

Intellectual Disability

Intellectual disability is often poorly understood because its effects vary greatly among those who have it. Many people with intellectual disability are mildly affected and may not be identified until later during school years. Individuals with… CLICK HERE

Metal Toxicity Your Brain Under Siege

Under normal circumstances the human body is equipped with a highly effective immune system to attack environmental toxins such as parasites, cigarette smoke, and radiation from the sun. Heavy metals, however, are a group… CLICK HERE

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – When You Cant Stop Intrusive Thoughts and Rituals

Since his early twenties, Joe was often plagued by seemingly senseless fears. For awhile, he had been terrified of getting sick and spent several hours a day washing his hands to be sure they were germ-free… CLICK HERE

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder – They’re Not the Same

What comes to mind when you hear the term obsessive-compulsive? Perhaps you think about a person who is driven or extremely preoccupied with order, or someone who engages in repetitive, senseless behaviors… CLICK HERE

Personality Disorders – An Overview

Personality disorders are chronic mental illnesses that can range from mildly unsettling to severe. They arise from a person’s home environment, as well as from genetic and chemical causes. Treatment options include psychotherapy… CLICK HERE

Seasonal Affective Disorder – Blame It on Sunlight and Serotonin

The winter blues are not just a frame of mind; they are also a state of mind. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is characterized by a drop in energy level, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, weight gain… CLICK HERE

Social Phobia – Not Just Shyness

Suzanne, an intelligent woman in her thirties, had been lonely for much of her life. She had been stuck in the same secretarial job because she was afraid of working with people above her job level. She wanted to… CLICK HERE

The Science of Addiction

Neuroscientists define addiction in medical terms as “a brain disease . . . a chronic, relapsing disease.” Addiction is considered a brain disease because it alters the brain in fundamental, long-lasting ways… CLICK HERE

Trapped on the Web – Internet Addiction Disorder

It is an understatement to say that the internet has changed the way we communicate. We turn to our computers in search of information and e-mail friends rather than pick up the phone. Some of us shop online… CLICK HERE

Understanding Phobias

Marionis so afraid of bugs that her social life has suffered drastically. Whenever friends invite her to go on a picnic or even to a pool party, she finds a reason to say no. Recently, she stopped joining her co-workers for lunch… CLICK HERE


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