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What Happens During EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy, referred to as EMDR therapy, is an interactive therapy used to heal from the psychological distress frequently associated with trauma and other negative life experiences. Originally developed in the 1980s to treat PTSD, EMDR has since gained worldwide recognition for its effectiveness and is now used in a wide…

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What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder that can cause unpredictable and often extreme mood swings, referred to as mania and depression, that can significantly impact a person’s ability to perform day-to-day tasks. Mania is an extremely elevated mood and can last for several days or weeks. Depression caused by bipolar will last for at…

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4 Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy also referred to as CBT, is a popular evidence-based talk therapy frequently used in treating substance use disorders and various mental illnesses. Being evidence-based means that CBT has been clinically proven to be effective. Unlike more traditional therapies that rely on the therapist-patient relationship and aim to uncover past events that might impact…

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The Importance of Mental Health Awareness Month

May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States since 1949. This effort’s main goals are to educate the public about the wide-reaching impacts of mental illness and reduce the stigma associated with it. Organizations work together to advocate for policies that support those who have mental illness and highlight the…

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Where Can You Go For Fentanyl Withdrawal?

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid pain reliever that is up to 100 times more powerful than morphine. Fentanyl was designed to treat severe pain following surgeries, cancer treatment, or when a patient with chronic pain has developed a tolerance to other opioids. Like other opioids, fentanyl activates receptors on cells throughout the body to…