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Best Ways to Deal with Chronic Stress

Stress is a predominant condition in our society today. Between jobs, family situations, medical crises, and more, people are understandably continually feeling more than a little stressed. However, when this stress lasts for an extended period of time, this becomes unhealthy. If you are struggling to deal with chronic stress, Springfield Wellness Center can help.…

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Why Does Depression Carry a Stigma

In recent decades, the general public has become much more compassionate when it comes to mental illness. But despite this fact, mental health stigmas remain a constant issue. These stigmas come in a variety of forms. Together, they can reduce your chances of seeking treatment for the single most common mental illness: depression. At Springfield…

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How Social Media Affects Mental Health

Today, social media is a constant presence in many peoples’ lives. This modern convenience has several potential upsides. However, it also has some much darker aspects. In particular, experts are becoming aware of the links between social media and depression and other mental illnesses. Not all media users will develop a mental health issue. Still,…

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The Effects of CTE on Addiction

CTE is the common shorthand for a disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy. People with this disease experience a gradual, severe loss of their brain function. There is a link between CTE and addiction. Pre-existing addiction may contribute to the start of the illness. In addition, the presence of CTE can make you more likely to…

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Most Common Neurodegenerative Diseases

The onset of the neurodegenerative disease affects your ability to control aspects of your body like movement and balance. Eventually, you can also lose control over involuntary functions like breathing and heart rhythms. Many neurodegenerative disorders get passed through genetics, while others develop because of long-term drug or alcohol abuse. Springfield Wellness Center provides NAD treatment…

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Early Signs of Anxiety Disorder

It’s not uncommon for people struggling with an addiction to have underlying mental health disorders. Many people with anxiety disorder have no idea that the problem exists. They may turn to drugs and alcohol as a way of self-medicating the symptoms of anxiety. That’s why programs for substance use disorders should provide treatment for anxiety…