Physical Fitness Helps Addiction & Mental Health Treatment

17
Dec

Physical Fitness Helps Addiction & Mental Health Treatment

December 17, 2020
When you imagine your time at a mental health and addiction treatment center, you probably imagine mental health experts, counselors, and support groups. And while those are all integral treatment options for mental illnesses and substance use disorders, physical health is another important area to consider. Time and again, research has shown that your physical...
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schizophrenia
30
Apr

Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

April 30, 2020
Schizophrenia affects millions of people in the United States each year. Despite how many people live with the condition, people with schizophrenia often go years without a diagnosis because they are unfamiliar with the symptoms. And unfortunately, going without treatment only increases the risks of developing serious issues related to this mental health condition. In...
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obsessive-compulsive disorder
23
Apr

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

April 23, 2020
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an often-misunderstood mental health condition. While many people relate it to attention to detail or a need for cleanliness, the actual reality for people living with OCD is rarely that simple. More accurately, mental health professionals recognize OCD by its hallmark of obsessive, unwanted thoughts. In these cases, people feel driven...
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phobias
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Jan

Phobias

January 17, 2020
We all have things that frighten us, that we, in turn, may try to avoid. For some people, it’s an intense fear of heights or a reticence to fly. Others may feel anxiety in the presence of snakes and spiders. Usually, these aversions don’t interfere with our lives. But when they do, they are referred...
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26
Dec

Recreational Therapy

December 26, 2019
At The Blackberry Center, we rely on evidence-based addiction recovery treatments at our health care facilities. And while they may not be traditional, we include recreational therapy treatments to help our patients achieve long-term recovery. There can sometimes be confusion as to what recreational therapy really means. While it is not simply a structured “goof...
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rehab counseling
18
Dec

Discharge Planning

December 18, 2019
Recovery is not a one-step process. It takes time, and for most people, it simply takes more treatment and effort than what can fit into one program. That’s why each patient at The Blackberry Center receives discharge planning services. Let’s discuss what discharge planning is, and why it makes such a crucial difference for our...
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PTSD therapy
16
Dec

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

December 16, 2019
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is caused by frightening or dangerous events. After the event, the sufferer usually experiences many uncomfortable symptoms, and may act uncharacteristically. Some of the most common causes of PTSD include: The death of a loved one Military combat A car accident Losing a baby Serious...
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06
Dec

Panic Attacks

December 6, 2019
Your first panic attack is usually a frightening experience. You may suddenly feel the symptoms of a heart attack — chest pains, labored breathing, and your fight or flight response may activate. After your panic attack has subsided, you may not even be sure what happened. This could leave you unprepared for your next panic...
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Mental Health and Co-occurring Disorders
05
Aug

Treating Mental Health and Co-Occurring Disorders

August 5, 2019
Mental health and co-occurring disorders are surprisingly common, with around 7.9 million people in the United States suffering from them. Although they occur in a large population of people, treating co-occurring diagnoses correctly can be challenging. As a result, finding a treatment center that deals specifically with mental health and co-occurring disorders is especially important...
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