3 Common Psychiatric Treatment Programs

3 Common Psychiatric Treatment Programs

There are many options for psychiatric treatment programs. However, when seeking mental health treatment for yourself or a loved one, the possibilities may appear overwhelming at first. That said, with a bit of guidance, finding the best course of treatment for your situation can be much more manageable. Are you looking for psychiatric treatment programs…

wife wonders if her husband has seasonal depression

Does My Loved One Have Seasonal Depression?

The shift into fall and winter doesn’t just mean a change in the weather. You might notice a considerable difference in mood or outlook in a friend or family member. Many people experience an occasional bout of the winter blues. However, a recurring and persistent depression that sets in with the change in seasons may…

man in need of generalized anxiety disorder treatment

Signs of an Anxiety Disorder and Addiction

Anxiety disorders as a group are the most common mental health disorders in the United States. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that people with an anxiety disorder suffer from a simultaneous substance abuse disorder at twice the general population’s rate. This co-occurrence is, at times, due to self-medication. Other factors like genetics, environmental…

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The Purpose of a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center

Dual diagnosis treatment centers specialize in treating a mental health disorder and a substance abuse disorder simultaneously. Many rehab programs exclusively treat addiction and consider mental health concerns secondary to recovery. Dual diagnosis treatment programs instead focus on the importance of dealing with both issues simultaneously. This method offers the best chances at mental and…

woman gets dual diagnosis for addiction

Importance of Dual Diagnosis for Addiction Recovery

Dual diagnosis for addiction is a treatment method that simultaneously addresses substance use and a mental health disorder. Treating these co-occurring disorders together provides patients with a better chance of fully recovering and avoiding relapse. Historically, medical professionals and rehab centers focused their attention sequentially. This meant treating addiction by itself before attempting to address…

woman gets dual diagnosis for addiction recovery

What Treatments Are a Part of Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis treatment is a program that treats addiction and a co-occurring mental health disorder at the same time. This treatment option is in contrast to the historical norm, sequential treatment. In sequential treatment, patients received treatment for only their addiction before a treatment program addressed a co-occurring disorder such as depression. Unfortunately, that method…

woman deals with PTSD during awareness month

PTSD Awareness Month

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month is recognized in the United States annually in June. PTSD Awareness Month was created to increase public understanding and knowledge of PTSD’s causes and symptoms alongside advancing the discussion of its available treatments. Everyone can get involved in making a difference in the lives of those who have experienced…

woman gets support with mental health

How to Support Someone with Mental Illness

Depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder are common forms of mental illness. A person with one of these disorders may find it hard to communicate what they are facing or how much it impacts their daily life. Often, they keep working, keep trying, and continue to fight their symptoms, but it’s exhausting and…

Dr. explains what Co-occurring disorders are

What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?

Many people are faced with the combined challenges of a mental health condition and an addiction to drugs or alcohol. These types of co-occurring disorders present special challenges when it comes to obtaining proper treatment. The material below will discuss more information about detecting and treating a dual diagnosis. Substance abuse is rarely a simple…