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Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

30
Apr

Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

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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23
Apr

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

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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17
Jan

Phobias

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

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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18
Dec

Discharge Planning

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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16
Dec

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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

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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05
Aug

Treating Mental Health and Co-occurring Disorders

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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29
Jul

Everything You Need to Know About Prescription Addiction

In the United States alone, more than 15 million people abuse prescription drugs. In turn, this abuse can become an addiction, often impacting your life in negative ways. Prescription addiction can result from a variety of reasons. In some cases, someone builds a dependence on a drug that their doctor has prescribed them. On the...
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