How Does Nutrition Impact Mental Health?

Mental health is not all in the head. Nutrition is an often ignored — yet incredibly effective — way to manage mental illness, including schizophrenia. Consider the documentary ‘Super Size Me’. The protagonist Morgan Spurlock ate nothing but McDonald’s food three times a day for one month, in an effort to discover how his diet Read More…

How Should I Deal with Suicidal Thoughts?

Many people may experience suicidal thoughts at some point but feeling suicidal is not a character defect or make a person weak. It merely means there is a lot going on in a person’s life that needs support. The pain may be overwhelming and feel permanent but help is available. Suicidal Thoughts No matter how Read More…

How Does Substance Abuse Affect Bipolar Youth?

The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry published a study in November 2013 which stated that approximately 1 in 3 teenagers with bipolar disorder developed substance abuse problems. There was an approximate time frame of 4 years between diagnosis of bipolar disorder and the first reported indication of substance abuse. Studies Read More…

History of Addiction and Mental Health Treatment

Often individuals who are struggling with an addiction are also struggling with mental health issues. The two are usually found together. This condition is known as Co-Occurring Disorder. It has been suggested that those individuals with an addiction are twice as likely to suffer from at least one mental health issue Addiction and Mental Health Read More…

What is Workaholism?

A workaholic is an individual who has a compulsive need to over work. Such people don’t feel satisfied unless they are doing something work related. The theory is that they immerse themselves in work in order to reduce anxiety and that they may have a fear of failure. This is distinguishable from those individuals who Read More…

Why are So Many People Using Zoloft?

Zoloft is an antidepressant. It is the brand name for the chemical compound sertraline hydrochloride. Sertraline is thought to positively affect communication between nerve cells in the central nervous system, and restore chemical balance in the brain. Reasons Why People Take Zoloft Zoloft was introduced to the marked by the pharmaceutical firm Pfizer in 1991, Read More…

Can You Overdose on Adderall?

Adderall is a drug made of a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine, and it is definitely possible to overdose on it. An individual who overdoses on Adderall can experience a heart attack, a stroke or even sudden death. How much Adderall does it take to overdose? And why is it taken in the first place? Read More…

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Martial Arts for Active Recovery

Giving up addiction is challenging when people suddenly have lots of free time. One productive way to solve the issue of too much free time is to learn martial arts. Good for mind and body, the martial arts encourage mental cultivation and aid in a healthy recovery. Choosing a Martial Art Many martial arts exist Read More…