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Anxiety Statistics on College Campuses: What You Need to Know

In recent years, anxiety has replaced depression as the No. 1 mental health concern for college students. Anxiety statistics tell a tale of anxiety symptoms run rampant on campus, as students are forced to deal with academic pressures and life challenges that are stretching them to the breaking point. Read More

Posted on March 27, 2017
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Teach Your Children About Substance Use

“Teach your children well,” a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young song famously advises. Children are impressionable, like tofu that absorbs the flavor of whatever it’s immersed in. But sadly, many children are immersed in unsavory environments.
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Posted on March 14, 2017

Alcohol & Cocaine Combined: Heart Damage Due to Cocaethylene

When consumed separately, both alcohol and cocaine can have damaging effects on your normal heart function. It turns out that the impact on your heart is even worse when you use these two substances together, or within an overlapping span of time. That’s because the combination of alcohol and cocaine in your body produces a substance called cocaethylene, which triggers increased cardiac risks.
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Posted on March 9, 2017
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What Are the Major Symptoms of Atypical Depression?

Atypical depression is the name for a specific form of major depression (major depressive disorder). Doctors and mental health experts call it “atypical” because it produces certain symptoms that differ from those normally associated with depression. Read More

Posted on February 28, 2017
Anxious Teen Stressed at School

Anxiety in High School

Some anxiety is normal and healthy. A normal dose of worry or anxiety can help us to deal with stressful situations, like studying for an exam. Some individuals find it more difficult to face such scenarios and become consumed by them.
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Posted on February 16, 2017
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The Ranch Treatment Center Welcomes Esteemed Medical Director

Paul Wilhelm Ragan, MD, an award-winning addiction psychiatrist, joins The Ranch treatment center in Tennessee as medical director. 
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Posted on February 7, 2017
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Several Elements Behavioral Health Facilities Now Contracted With MHN Insurance

Clients at four Elements Behavioral Health addiction treatment centers may now be able to apply their MHN health insurance benefits to the cost of treatment.
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Posted on February 2, 2017
First Responders and Trauma

Helping First Responders Cope with Trauma

By Katy Parker, PsyD

First responders frequently suffer a traumatic injury. Whether from a single event or the cumulative impact of several events over time, most first responders don’t realize or recognize the impact.
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Posted on January 25, 2017
Food Addiction vs. Over Eating

Am I Dieting Failure or a Food Addict?

Everyone overeats at some point. It could be an extra helping at dinner or sampling every dessert at a wedding or eating for comfort after a tough day. Others set a New Year’s resolution to lose weight but they start, stop and never really let a new eating program take hold. All of these behaviors fall within the realm of “normal.”
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Posted on January 12, 2017
Depressed High School Student

Depression in High School

Are you struggling with how to help a depressed friend? If so, you are not alone. Depression affects more than 3 million teenagers each year, and most of them have friends like you who are trying to find ways to help.
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Posted on January 9, 2017
High School OCD

OCD in High School

By Elliott Redwine

“Oh, I’m so OCD.”
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Posted on December 29, 2016
Young Teen Porn Addiction

Pornography Addiction a Growing Concern for Young Teens

Many people are uncomfortable talking about pornography use and addiction in general, let alone as a problem that affects young teenagers and pre-teens. Unfortunately, regular pornography exposure is a real concern for adolescents and may put young people at risk for delinquent behavior and even teen porn addiction.
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Posted on December 23, 2016
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