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Category Archives: Mental Disorders

Mental health is somewhat neglected part of our everyday lives. Many people feel shame or fear when talking about their depression, anxiety or another type of mental health disorder. There is an increased number of people dealing with some sort of mental health disorder and drug or alcohol use problems. Even though the reasons for this common comorbidity are in most cases unknown, the need for taking measures is greater than ever. Many people don’t know they have a dual diagnosis problem (mental health condition and addiction/substance abuse at the same time) and don’t reach out for help immediately. Or they have but at the wrong place. Our facilities offer the best care you could possibly find out there and mental health needs to be diagnosed and treated early.

Antisocial Personality Disorder and Addiction

There is a variety of mental health disorders that occur in combination with addiction. One of those common disorders is the antisocial personality disorder. It is a psychological condition that is associated with destructive thinking, perception, and relationships with others.
Individuals […]

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mental health

How Addiction Affects Your Mental Health

With a substantial increase of depression in youths, the U.S. is facing an alarming situation with co-occurring mental health issues and substance use disorders among teens and adults.
According to NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse), more than half of people who […]

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control freak (OCPD)

Living with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

This is the ninth article in our series on Dual Diagnosis. 
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder is a Cluster C personality disorder (in the group of anxious PD, together with avoidant and dependent personality disorders) that is characterized with a long-term pattern of […]

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Paranoid personality disorder

Dual Diagnosis – Recognizing the Signs of Paranoid Personality Disorder

This is the seventh article in our series on Dual Diagnosis. 
Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD) characterizes a pattern of hostility, suspiciousness, and general distrust of others. People with PPD constantly fear that others want to hurt or take advantage of them. […]

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antisocial and narcissistic personality disorder

Narcissistic vs Antisocial Personality Disorder

This is the sixth article in our series on Dual Diagnosis. 
Narcissistic personality disorder, Borderline PD, Antisocial PD, and Histrionic PD are part of “Cluster B” – one of the three “clusters” among the ten personality disorders. Cluster B personality disorders are […]

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Dual Diagnosis – Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorders

This is the eighth article in our series on Dual Diagnosis. 
Schizoid personality disorder is characterized by a lack of interest and detachment from social relationships, and an atypically low need for social interactions. This personality disorder often compares to being an introvert, only […]

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borderline personality disorder

The Relationship Between Borderline Personality Disorder and Addiction

This is the fifth article in our series on Dual Diagnosis.  
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness that characterizes with the inability to regulate emotions. Therefore, the person experiences severe mood swings, a pattern of ongoing changes in […]

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schizophrenia and addiction

Dual Diagnosis – The Connection Between Addiction and Schizophrenia

This is the fourth article in our series on Dual Diagnosis.
Schizophrenia is a complicated, severe psychiatric disorder often associated with psychotic episodes, persistent delusions, wild behavior, and hallucinations. Other symptoms include bizarre distortions of reality, an absence of emotions and disorganized speech. Simply […]

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Dual Diagnosis: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction

This is the third article in our series on Dual Diagnosis.
Through history, many great literature pieces have been written under the shadow of the author’s addiction or mental condition. J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of The Rings was an […]

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Bipolar Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Bipolar disorder, or manic depression, is a serious mental illness characterized by severe shifts in mood, energy, thinking, and behavior. These extreme mood swings include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).
When an individual becomes depressed, they feel sad, […]

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