Your Social Media Posts May Hold Clues to Your Mental Health

By Jenni Deming Researchers are now studying the link between a person’s online posts and their mental health status. In two separate studies — one of Twitter and the other of Instagram — scientists predicted depressive symptoms based on social media activity with about 70 percent accuracy. That’s promising news, considering a majority of the estimated 300 million people suffering from...

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Dependent Personality Disorder and Caring for an Addicted Loved One

Dependent Personality Disorder and Caring for an Addicted Loved One

Dependent personality disorder is a condition where an individual feels the need to be taken care of and has serious fear of abandonment Family and friends often play the most foundational roles in an individual’s therapy and in many cases are also the caregivers or even guardians of their addicted loved ones. As an individual starts to heal and gets healthy again, the recovery process can also...

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Resources That Can Help You to Not Drink

Resources That Can Help You to Not Drink

Individual therapy with a counselor or therapist is one of the best ways to help you stop drinking When you struggle with drinking, it can feel as though there the temptation to drink is all around you. There are movies, TV shows and advertisements shown to you all the time. Each one can feel like a constant reminder to go pick up the bottle again. If you feel this way, do not be discouraged as...

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The Difference Between Bipolar Disorder and Normal Ups and Downs

The Difference Between Bipolar Disorder and Normal Ups and Downs

Bipolar disorder can cause a person to experience mood swings that are far more pronounced and much more difficult to handle Everyone has good days and bad days, times when they feel cheerful and full of energy and other times when they feel depressed and listless. These ups and downs are a normal and expected part of life for any person, but for an individual who suffers from bipolar disorder,...

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Why It’s Important to Realize that Addicted People are Wounded People

Why It’s Important to Realize that Addicted People are Wounded People

If you understand that addicts are wounded and in need of help, you increase their likelihood of recovery Stigmas often label addicts as corrupt, which strays away from the fact that drug users usually struggle with underlying problems that encourage drug abuse. Substance abuse typically rises from a need that seemingly cannot be met without drugs; however, once addiction forms, users cannot quit...

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When Did People Begin to Consider Addiction as a Disease?

When Did People Begin to Consider Addiction as a Disease?

Substance abuse is a choice, but no one plans on becoming addicted Addiction and the idea of it being a disease has long been a controversial topic. While research into the brain is ongoing, the idea of addiction as a disease has been around for years; in fact, the notion was theorized since at least the 1950s. While science has for years pointed toward addiction as a disease, popular opinion is...

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