Category: Mental Illness

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Mental Health Comorbidity

What it is and What to do   You may have heard the term comorbidity when speaking of COVID risk in those with pre-existing conditions. Or you’ve heard a doctor refer to your grandfather’s heart disease and high blood pressure as comorbid diagnoses. Comorbidity is defined as two or more medical conditions in a patient. While

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Why We’ve Gotten Addiction All Wrong

What is addiction?  The American Psychological Association defines addiction as “a state of psychological or physical dependence (or both) on the use of alcohol or other drugs.” Also commonly referred to as substance dependence.  For hundreds of years, society has taken slivers of definitions like this one and developed methods in an attempt to help

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Mental Health On College Campuses

Colleges across the country are struggling to keep up with the spike in students seeking mental health services.  In 2015, the Center for Collegiate Mental Health reported that undergraduate students seeking mental health counseling increased by 30% from 2009 to 2015. Results from the 2016 study state that students who are seeking help are likely to

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