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As Research Advances, Treatment for Depression Keeps Getting Better


As Research Advances, Treatment for Depression Keeps Getting Better

Have you ever felt like you were at the bottom of a deep hole with no way out? One of the most characteristic effects of depression, a mental health condition that affects some 22% of Americans, is a feeling of exhausted sadness towards the present and hopelessness that things can or will ever get better. Given our advancements in the fields of psychology and neuroscience, this condition has never been so treatable; so why...
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You Can Do It! Four Ways to Help Your Kids Avoid Depression and Addiction

You Can Do It! Four Ways to Help Your Kids Avoid Depression and Addiction

Giving our kids the best is relatively easy when it means choosing between premium products, setting a bedtime schedule or picking out new clothes for their first day of school. However, giving them the best also entails emotional and intellectual support, not just giving them a roof over their heads. Here are four ways you...
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Words do Hurt: Five Forms of Abuse that Aren’t Physical


Words do Hurt: Five Forms of Abuse that Aren’t Physical

While domestic violence is often thought of in its physical forms, emotional and psychological abuse can be just as devastating, with a much longer timeline for recovery. Experiencing trauma also draws on our most intensive coping mechanisms, sometimes causing survivors to turn to substance abuse or other harmful behaviors as a way to process their experiences. Here are five forms of non-physical abuse commonly found in abusive relationships that you should always be...
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While We’re Focused on Opioids, Alcohol Abuse Remains a Leading Cause of Death


While We’re Focused on Opioids, Alcohol Abuse Remains a Leading Cause of Death

Did you know that according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), nearly 88,000 people “die from alcohol-related causes annually, making it the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States”? In fact, recent statistics show that alcohol abuse costs the United States roughly $250 billion a year, three quarters of that cost due to binge drinking. “Globally, alcohol misuse is the fifth leading risk...
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