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The Importance of Family in Addiction Recovery

Whether we have a loved one or family member in recovery from addiction or are the immediate or extended members of the family, the days, weeks and months following our loved ones return home from drug rehab are critically important. This is the time when they need nurturance, love, and support more than ever. How…

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Avoidant Personality Disorder

Perhaps you’ve encountered individuals who seem to really struggle in social situations.  They lack confidence in themselves, feel inadequate in social situations, and rarely risk getting close to anyone unless they’re certain of being liked.  They avoid social situations and any type of interaction that they believe will be uncomfortable or risky. You may have…

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Things to Consider when Choosing a Mental Health Professional

It’s not uncommon to need mental health treatment at some point in life.  Perhaps you’ve experienced a trauma, been feeling unusually sad or anxious, or are experiencing marital problems.  Maybe you’re battling an addiction that you can’t seem to kick or feel completely overwhelmed and stressed out.  Or maybe, your future feels so bleak that…

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Struggle With Depression

According to data from the U.S. Census, nearly 2.5 million grandparents in this country are raising their grandchildren as primary caregivers. Even more grandparents are living with and taking at least partial responsibility for the raising of their grandchildren. Having grandchildren is a joy for most people; to see the next generation and to be…

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How Is Impulsive Behavior Linked to Eating Disorders?

Impulsive behavior (also known as impulsivity) is the general term for a group of behaviors that occur with little or no planning or personal reflection. Doctors and mental health professionals can measure the tendency toward participation in these behaviors in several ways. Current research indicates that impulsive tendencies can play a significant role in the…

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Family-Focused Treatment and Early Detection For Bipolar Disorder

Like most issues that are caught before they become full-blown problems, bipolar disorder in teens can catch parents and family members off-guard. However, if they get family-focused treatment and early detection, those factors can reduce the impact that disorder has on them later in life. What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is characterized by abnormal…

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How Does Body Image Predetermine Issues Into Adulthood?

Have you have wondered, “How does body image predetermine issues into adulthood?” We have the answers. Learn more when you call Lucida Treatment today. Not all eating disorders, particularly bulimia and anorexia, are reserved for females – males can also present with these diseases. However, studies have shown that when it comes to body image…