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How Avoidant Personality Disorder Affects You at Work

This entry was posted on December 28, 2017 and modified on April 30, 2019

Individuals with avoidant personality disorder struggle with a number of persistent symptoms that get in the way of having social relationships. In the United States, anywhere from 1% to 5.2% of the adult population suffers from avoidant personality disorder. However, many of these individuals continue to fight every day to have meaningful experiences, especially at work.

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Top 3 Myths About Love Addiction Treatment

This entry was posted on December 22, 2017 and modified on April 30, 2019

Love addiction is a condition characterized by a desperate need to be in a relationship. Many love addicts go from one relationship to another because they are compelled to experience the euphoria of early love, while others get involved with partners who are abusive or emotionally unavailable.

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The Best Non 12-Step Rehab Books to Read

This entry was posted on December 11, 2017 and modified on April 30, 2019

Non 12-step rehab methods may appeal to you if you have already attempted Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and found it difficult to commit to. Although many people are able to overcome their addictions with AA, and with spin-off organizations like Narcotics Anonymous, not everyone finds it suitable.

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Should You Go Home for the Holidays?

This entry was posted on November 28, 2017 and modified on April 30, 2019

The holiday season can be a triggering time of year for people in alcohol or drug addiction recovery. Strained relationships, pressures to be jovial and plenty of alcohol can make holiday gatherings a breeding ground for relapse. Sometimes the families of loved ones in alcohol or drug recovery aren’t yet ready to welcome them with open arms. Continue reading

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5 Ways Men Can Heal (Rather Than Fix) Depression

This entry was posted on October 3, 2017 and modified on April 30, 2019

By James Snow, LMHC, CAP, Clinical Director at Lucida

Although women have a higher rate of depression, the condition is just as serious and has some similar symptoms in men. According to studies, cultural restrictions on displaying emotions have an impact on whether men will seek mental health support. Here are some important aspects of breaking down those barriers to healing:

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How to Tell if Your Spouse Needs Mood Treatment

This entry was posted on August 21, 2017 and modified on April 30, 2019

Emotions are a healthy way to express how a person feels about an event or situation. But, emotions can become problematic when they are erratic, severely elevated or diminished for long periods of time. Erratic or dramatic swings in emotions can sometimes be an indication of a mood disorder.

The most common mood disorders are depression and bipolar disorder. According to a 2005 National Comorbidity Survey-Replication Study, nearly 10% of Americans aged 18 and older suffer from a mood disorder. Mood disorders can have a significant impact on relationships, and depending on the severity, may call for one or both partners to seek help from a mood treatment center. Continue reading

Promoting Healthy Relationships: How Men Can Have Successful Relationships

This entry was posted on August 7, 2017 and modified on April 30, 2019

What does it take to nurture and maintain a close bond with another person, and what are the stumbling blocks to having healthy relationships?

Whether a relationship is between family members, friends and coworkers or significant others, some men find it difficult to form and keep positive connections. What are the stumbling blocks to having healthy relationships?

Here we take a look at some of the issues men commonly face in their interpersonal relations, and we provide a few tips for how to have healthy relationships. Continue reading

What Not to Say to Someone With Depression or Anxiety

This entry was posted on June 26, 2017 and modified on June 26, 2017

Talking to someone with depression or anxiety may feel like walking a tightrope, especially if you’ve never experienced either mental health disorder yourself. On the one hand, you want to be supportive and encouraging and to show that you care. On the other hand, you don’t want to accidentally make your friend feel worse. Here are some common sayings to avoid, and some suggestions of what to say instead: Continue reading