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Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Women

Experts 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 an addiction to drugs or alcohol, the person exacerbates problems associated with a mental illness. Mental illness is…

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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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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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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…

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How to Help Your Mental Health for World Mental Health Day

Every year, on October 10, World Mental Health Day helps bring awareness to mental illnesses and helps people recognize warning signs in themselves and in others. Mental illnesses affect 1 in 5 Americans every year, and there is no shame in having one. Admitting you are having trouble is the first step to recovery. What…