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How Women Can Cope with a Dual Diagnosis

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 29, 2022Updated: April 27, 2022Women across the United States struggle with mental health and addiction. Social pressure, unprocessed trauma, and life changes can lead many women to turn to substance use. Studies now show that at least half of women living…

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Physical Effects of Anorexia on a Woman’s Body

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: February 18, 2022Updated: February 2, 2022Anorexia is one of the most common eating disorders. People with anorexia greatly struggle with maintaining a healthy weight, can be dangerously underweight, and may be nutrient deficient. While the disorder is…

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Signs You Are Struggling with Bulimia

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: February 11, 2022Updated: February 18, 2022Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by alternating periods of binge-eating and purging. Binge-eating is when a person eats much more food than their body needs in a short time. Purging, then, is the…

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How to Overcome Symptoms of Social Anxiety

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: February 4, 2022Updated: February 2, 2022Social anxiety disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that involves intense symptoms concerning social activity and interaction. It often makes the routines and activities of everyday life difficult for those who…

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Physical Effects of Seasonal Depression in Women

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: December 21, 2021Updated: December 21, 2021Seasonal depression, also called seasonal affective disorder or SAD, is the same as depression, except its onset follows a seasonal pattern. It is most common in fall and winter when days get…

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3 Tips for Avoiding the Holiday Blues

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: December 11, 2021Updated: December 8, 2021Cheer is not always the prevailing emotion at the holidays. Many people experience serious holiday blues that are more than just an isolated bad mental health day. Getting out of that rut or avoiding…

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Overcoming Disordered Eating Triggers During the Holidays

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: December 1, 2021Updated: December 8, 2021Food and family are two hallmarks of the holiday season. Sharing big meals is often a staple of family get-togethers and holiday celebrations. For people struggling who suffer from disordered eating, the holidays may…

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Avoiding Anxiety Triggers on Thanksgiving

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: November 25, 2021Updated: November 19, 2021Thanksgiving is a time to gather and celebrate with family and loved ones. In theory, it allows people to reflect on what they are grateful for while enjoying some good food. However, Thanksgiving can…

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Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Women

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 3, 2021Updated: August 31, 2021Experts agree that it’s best to treat co-occurring mental health conditions and addiction together for the best results. A person with a dual diagnosis has both a mental health issue and a substance abuse problem. By developing…

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Finding Anxiety Treatment Centers for Women

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 30, 2021Updated: August 13, 2021Anxiety is one of the most misunderstood disorders, affecting more than 40 million people each year. It is the most common mental illness in the United States and comes in many forms, each with its own path…