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Common Conditions Among Our Military Patients

While joining the armed forces and wearing our country’s flag is something to be proud of, the sacrifices of military life can be a source of significant psychological stress for service members. Frequent deployments and relocations – combined with experiences like serving in combat or being a victim of...


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Are You Drinking to Cope?

80% of Americans drink at least 5 alcoholic beverages a week, and many of them choose to do so after a long shift at w work. But alcohol isn’t safe, even though it’s a legal and popular substance. Many people have a drink or two to unwind after work,...


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What Causes Narcissistic Behavior?

Narcissistic behavior involves several toxic traits that can damage relationships and cause family dysfunction. Its characteristics include denial, gaslighting, manipulative behavior, a sense of entitlement and a refusal to take ownership of problems.  If someone you know is a narcissist, they may have narcissistic personality disorder, but that isn’t always...


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How to Beat Holiday Stress

Countless cheesy Hallmark movies and Christmas songs depict the holidays as a magical time filled with joy and cheer. But for many people, the holidays can cause intense anxiety, depression, and frustration. Fortunately, there are many time-tested therapeutic techniques that you can use to beat holiday stress and enjoy...


TBI

Traumatic Brain Injuries and PTSD Among Veterans

People who serve in the military frequently face many risks. Depending on their role, they may end up in hazardous situations with an increased likelihood of injury or fatality. The heightened chance of suffering a mild or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) or developing PTSD is of particular concern.  According...


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How to Find a Psychiatrist

When you’re struggling with your mood, relationships or motivation, having a neutral third party to talk to can be helpful. However, it might be tricky to find a mental health provider if you aren’t sure what to look for. While many types of therapists – including social workers, licensed...


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How Common Is Suicide?

Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., which has led some mental health professionals to classify it as a severe epidemic. Every year, mental health organizations, suicide survivors and those whose lives have been touched by suicide observe National Suicide Awareness Month in September. The...


Dissociative Identity Disorder Statistics

Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Primer

Pretending to have a mental illness has become popular among young people on social media, especially on TikTok. Claims of dissociative identity disorder (DID) on forums, video platforms, and chat threads have led to misinformation about this condition, including how rare it is.  What is Dissociative Identity Disorder? Dissociative identity disorder...


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Symptoms of Social Anxiety

Do Social Situations Scare You? Almost everyone feels nervous when giving a presentation or going on a first date. But for those with social anxiety disorder, day-to-day interactions can cause severe distress. If you struggle with talking to others, you’re not alone. Today, we’ll discuss the symptoms of social anxiety,...


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Personality Disorder Symptoms

Personality disorders are often more challenging to recognize than other diagnoses. This is because symptoms tend to be more subtle and only become evident after a period of time. Because of this, clinicians look at patterns and rely on the observations of loved ones or self-reported indicators of these...