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3 Benefits of Attending an Inpatient Depression Treatment Center

Depression can wear you down and completely alter your life. But, unfortunately, it’s relatively common for people not to get the treatment they need. So how can you know if your depression is bad enough to warrant treatment? Does inpatient depression treatment make a difference? The sooner you can answer these questions, the sooner you…

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When to Seek Help for Anxiety

Women tend to experience anxiety in greater numbers than men, and their symptoms are different. The numbers of women with anxiety are at twice the rate of men. The specific psychiatric disorders that fall under the umbrella term “anxiety disorders” include agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic attacks, and post-traumatic stress disorder. At The Willows…

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What to Expect During Dual Diagnosis Treatment

A dual diagnosis occurs when both a mental health disorder and substance abuse problem co-occur. People often self-medicate when dealing with mental health issues which then exacerbates the initial complication. The Willows at Red Oak Recovery specializes in dual diagnosis treatment. Our experienced master’s level substance abuse and mental health clinicians can help you tackle…

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Benefits of Working Through Past Traumas

One of the best methods of addressing one’s current situation is to revisit past traumas. Trauma is stored in both the body and the mind. How these physical and psychological ordeals combine to manifest themselves in a person provides workable solutions to ongoing problems. Women’s trauma treatment has made strides in recent years in that…

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Importance of Mental Health Awareness Month

Each May, those that struggle with mental health issues and their loved ones hope to bring awareness to mental health during Mental Health Awareness Month. Whether they have just finished at a dual diagnosis treatment center or are years post-recovery, mental health awareness becomes a critical mission for many that have dealt with mental health…

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Getting Treatment for Substance Use and Depression

Those who struggle with substance use and depression face many risks to both physical and mental health if they don’t seek treatment. With proper treatment, it is possible to recover, rebuild a future of confidence and health, and develop a sense of pride while doing so. If you are struggling with depression right now, it…

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How Do World Events Impact Addiction

There is no shortage of world events that can potentially lead to trauma. Wars, natural disasters, political upheavals, crashing economies, poverty, and pandemics can trigger various mental health issues that range from anxiety and depression to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). How do these catastrophic events impact addiction? More importantly, how do those affected by world…

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What Is Seasonal Depression?

If you’ve only had depression episodes during late fall and winter, you might have seasonal depression. Some people also refer to this condition as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Seasonal depression is a type of depression that only occurs at a specific season at the same time each year. Winter depression is the most common form…

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Signs You Have Co-Occurring Disorders

You have probably heard about co-occurring disorders. However, do you know what the term “co-occurring” really means? A drug use disorder accompanied by a mental health disorder, such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or anxiety, is termed a co-occurring disorder. So any combination of a mental health disorder and drug or…