a woman with a wine bottle wondering about co occurring disorders

Are Women More Likely to Experience Co-Occurring Disorders?

Women who are seeking substance abuse treatment often have diverse and complex medical and social problems. Co-occurring disorders in women can cause severe psychological distress, high rates of trauma and interpersonal violence, medical problems, few vocational skills, low income, and severe addictions. Additionally, co-occurring psychiatric disorders are also associated with lower social functioning, decreased quality…

Woman Coping with Isolation During Coronavirus

Coping with Isolation During Coronavirus

It is not uncommon to have difficulty managing yourself emotionally, physically, and psychologically when hearing news about this crisis. Everyone across the globe has taken quick action regarding adapting mindsets, daily routines, work, and school. Not only is this pandemic a global health crisis, but it is also wreaking havoc on the economy. During uncertain…

a woman dealing with bipolar disorder

What’s It Like to Have Bipolar Disorder?

Living with bipolar disorder requires strength, courage, determination, and adaptability. This condition will challenge and confuse you as you hang on through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. When you suffer from bipolar disorder, you are left searching for a state of equilibrium that seems to have permanently slipped away. Mania and…

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Bipolar Patients Tout Benefits of Yoga

Yoga has become extremely popular around the world as a form of exercise and a way of reducing stress. Yoga is a mind-body type of complementary and alternative medicine practice. Some of the health benefits of yoga include better fitness in the form of increased balance, strength, and flexibility. Additionally, yoga helps with stress management…

a woman wondering about light therapy for mental illness

Can Light Therapy Treat Mental Illness?

Treatment experts have used light therapy for a number of health problems over the last few decades. In fact, even a hundred years ago, some physicians recognized the power of light to help treat physical illnesses and infections. More recently, lamps and light therapy treat people who get depressed in the winter months. This is…