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Advice for Healing From Trauma

A traumatic experience disrupts your normal ability to function. In most cases, this disruption is only temporary. Over time, you process your experience and gradually return to normal. However, some people have longer-lasting trauma reactions. The result of these reactions can be post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. A PTSD treatment program will help you recover…

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The Dangers of Binge Drinking

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is an annual holiday known for its focus on parties and alcohol use. During the holiday, many participants take part in binge drinking. That’s the term for heavy, short-term alcohol consumption that results in drunkenness. Binge drinking is America’s most widespread and damaging alcohol abuse or misuse pattern. Not everyone…

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What Are Signs of Depression?

As one of the most common mental health issues in the nation, depression affects more than 17 million adults. Since it is such a major and wide-spread mental health disorder, it’s vital to be able to identify the signs of depression. Depression’s symptoms can be quite debilitating. It isn’t something that you should just live…

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Can Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Be Cured?

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a traumatic injury of the brain that results in progressive degenerative brain disease. The pathology of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is known by the buildup of abnormal proteins, also known as “tau.” It is clinically characterized by the following symptoms: Depression Mood swings Confusion Coordination issues Memory loss Chronic Traumatic…

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It’s Time to Take Care of Your Mental Health

Sound mental health provides essential support for every aspect of your well-being. However, it can be easy to forget the importance of mental wellness in the hustle and bustle of daily life. In a worst-case scenario, this can eventually lead to the onset of depression or another serious issue. Fortunately, ample resources are available to…

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How to Cherish Memories With Your Loved One

As America’s population ages, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are growing more common. Unfortunately, if you or someone you love is affected by dementia, your precious memories (or those of a loved one) may be at risk. How can you maximize the time available to cherish your memories? By seeking Alzheimer’s and dementia…

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Don’t Let Addiction Affect Your Family This New Year

Do you have a loved one affected by alcohol addiction? Are you tirelessly searching for ways to help while learning how addiction affects families? Unfortunately, your loved one probably doesn’t realize the extent to which their addiction is affecting those around them. If you let the addiction continue, it could cost your loved one their…

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Is Alzheimer’s Genetic?

Most people with dementia have a specific condition called Alzheimer’s disease. This disease has a variety of potential causes. Included among those causes are details of your genetic background. Your genes can affect your chances of getting Alzheimer’s in not one but two ways. Regardless of how you develop the disease, there is a pressing…