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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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Three Things To Know About Benzodiazepine Abuse and Addiction

Benzodiazepines, also known as “benzos” are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in America. The benzodiazepine family of anti-anxiety medication helps millions of men and women suffering. This can include everything from anxiety, to seizures, to insomnia. The family includes familiar brand names like Ativan, Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin. But as the number of benzodiazepine…

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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: Do I Have A Drinking Problem? Alcohol Use Fact vs. Fiction

In the movies, the character with a drinking problem is easy to spot: sullen, unemployed, and estranged, typically found drinking alone or picking fights. Outside of Hollywood fiction, however, those with a drinking problem often look like our neighbors, co-workers, loved ones, and friends. They may be highly respected in their careers, beloved by their families,…