May is Mental Health Month

When we think about medical diseases, such as cancer, hypertension or diabetes, we are much more prone to seek treatment immediately. When we experience dizziness or fatigue, for example, we look to immediately reverse these symptoms by seeking medical treatment. Put simply, we typically don’t ignore the early signs of disease. So, why aren’t most individuals doing…

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Nine Truths About Eating Disorders

  The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) released the “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders” to address common misconceptions about eating disorders. These Nine Truths were developed by experts in the field and address facts about the eating disorder treatment and how eating disorders are thought to develop. There continues to be a stigma associated with eating disorders,…

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Is Meditation for me?

Meditation is powerful.   It can help you manage stress and relieve anxiety, which studies have shown has many health benefits.  It can help you recognize and interrupt some of the “noise” in your brain that stops you from thinking clearly.  It can help you perform better, enjoy life a little more, and generally help you…

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Connection between nutrients and better mental health

Mental health and nutrition have a clear connection, starting from the womb. The linked article highlights the essential nine nutrients that are associated with better brain health: 1. omega-3s, 2. B vitamins (particularly folate and B12), 3. choline, 4. iron, 5. zinc, 6. magnesium, 7. S-adenosyl methionine (SAMe), 8. vitamin D, 9. amino acids http://www.spring.org.uk/2015/02/9-nutrients-which-should-be-in-your-diet-for-good-mental-health.php?omhide=true&utm_source=PsyBlog&utm_campaign=d75adf805d-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_MAILCHIMP&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_10ef814328-d75adf805d-213829849

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How Buprenorphine Works

Buprenorphine is a medication that can help suppress the powerful opioid withdrawal symptoms and help people treat their opioid addiction.  Buprenorphine is more commonly known by some of its brand name drugs, such as Suboxone, Subutex, and Subsolve.  Opioid drugs, such as morphine, oxycontin or heroin, have a variety of influences throughout the body, including…

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What is an addiction?

Addiction is the inability to abstain from an addictive substance or behavior and causes an interference with normal daily functioning. Problems in relationships, work, school and other social functions are common as the addiction takes over one’s life. Addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission, which is found with other chronic diseases…

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