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What Is a Substance Induced Mood Disorder?

A substance-induced mood disorder affects a person’s physical, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing. However, identifying the exact causes can be difficult. Many people live with the symptoms of severe mental health disorders but are unable or unwilling to seek help. Some think that they can just get over these symptoms or cannot see how their mental…

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Ask the Psychiatrist: Depression

Those suffering from depression often equate the illness to living underwater: interactions feel muffled, perspective is blurred, and completing even simple tasks can be slow and difficult. For the estimated 14 million American adults suffering from depressive disorders, the powerful current of isolation, numbness, lethargy, irritability, and helplessness can interfere with every aspect of life.…

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Ask the Psychiatrist: Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is the body’s normal reaction to stress, and it has a very important purpose. It is designed to signal dangerous, uncomfortable, or unfamiliar situations so that we remain aware and alert. However, for the 40 million adults affected by anxiety disorders (which includes Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder),…