PTSD Doesn’t Just Affect Vets

PTSD Doesn't Just Affect Vets

Post-traumatic stress disorder is often associated with war veterans, but it’s a disease that can affect all types of people, even children, and adolescents. According to the National Survey of Adolescents, about 4 percent of teenage boys and 6 percent of teenage girls meet the clinical definition of PTSD. Since kids and teens are not […]

What Can Cause A Mental Health Disorder?

Causes of Mental Health

Many people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol are also diagnosed with other mental disorders. Compared to the general population, people with substance abuse problems are twice as likely to suffer from mood and anxiety disorders. About 37 percent of individuals with alcoholism and 53 percent of individuals with drug addictions have at least […]

Co-Occurring Disorders – Cycle Of Mood Disorders And Self-Medicating

Cycle of Mood Disorders and Self-Medicating

According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 21 million American adults, or 9.5 percent of the population ages 18 and older have one or more mood disorders. These disorders include major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder (chronic, mild depression), and bipolar disorder (also called manic depression).5 Alcoholism and other types of drug dependence are frequently […]

Top 10 Signs Of Depression In Teens

10 Signs Of Depression In Teens

Some things in this world can’t be denied, and when it comes to teens and moodiness, this is definitely the case. Teens are known for being temperamental, as they’re in transition from child to adult. Since adolescents are naturally up and down, it can be hard to tell when they are depressed. But true depression […]