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All About EMDR

October 24th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
All About EMDR

What Is EMDR Considered a relatively new treatment, EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is used in psychotherapy. Simply put, during an EMDR therapy session, a trained therapist will ask the patient to recall a traumatic event and wave their finger side to side, mimicking what naturally occurs during dreaming. Other methods …

Filed Under: Mental Health Treatment, PTSD, Pychotherapy, Therapy

Why Is It Taking So Long For College Students To Get Mental Health Treatment?

October 14th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
All About EMDR

The mental health of college students has been a growing concern across the nation. According to the American Psychological Association, “Ninety-five percent of college counseling center directors surveyed said the number of students with significant psychological problems is a growing concern in their center or on campus”. The survey also revealed anxiety is the top …

Filed Under: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mental Health, Stress

The Link Between Eating Disorders and Depression

August 23rd, 2019 - Leave a Comment
All About EMDR

People that struggle with eating disorders are often dealing with a myriad of other problems that can interfere with their well-being. Eating disorders are not simply a result of a person’s relationship with food, they are often connected with more complex issues that cause certain behaviors. A common link between many types of eating disorders …

Filed Under: Depression

How the College Environment Can Lead to Addiction

August 16th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
All About EMDR

Young adults tend to begin a pattern of substance use while they are in college. It is a period of time when they are away from their family and surrounded by their peers, many of whom have reached the legal drinking age. There may be many reasons why young adults in college drink or experiment …

Filed Under: Addiction

Mental Health Crisis – When to Get Help and Where to Go

August 10th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
All About EMDR

Our mental health can constantly be in flux as a result of our current circumstances, stress levels and the people around us. Feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger or other problems can seem to come and go so it can be difficult in some cases to identify when is the right moment to get help. Persistent …

Filed Under: Mental Health Treatment

The Six Stages of Alcohol Recovery

July 22nd, 2019 - Leave a Comment
All About EMDR

Everyone experiences recovery differently, but in general there are certain phases that a person goes through when they are getting ready for and going through the process of recovery. People don’t always go through these phases in the same sequence and they may skip back and forth between stages as they struggle with the ups …

Filed Under: Addiction

5 Realities of Depression and How to Overcome Them

July 19th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
All About EMDR

It can be difficult to come to terms with the problem when you finally realize you are struggling with depression. It may start out as feelings of sadness that you think will pass but when the emotions become deeper and more persistent you have to accept that you are dealing with something more complicated than …

Filed Under: Depression

Facts and Myths about Borderline Personality Disorder

July 12th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
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There is still plenty of stigma surrounding mental illness, especially misunderstood disorders like borderline personality disorder. People with this illness must deal with a lot of misinterpretations about what their disorder really is and how it affects them. Those with borderline personality disorder are dealing with a lot of inner turmoil and people that don’t …

Filed Under: Personality Disorders

How to Recognize Cocaine Abuse

July 5th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
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  Often times people that develop drug addictions can become very adept at hiding them and we may not know for sure if our loved ones have an addiction. When you suspect that someone in your life may be addicted to a stimulant like cocaine there can be certain signs and symptoms to look for. …

Filed Under: Addiction

Food Addiction and Changing Your Relationship to Food

June 25th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
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  The idea that binge eating is a type of addiction like any other, is a relatively new concept in understanding this behavior. Researchers are now aware that compulsive overeating affects the pleasure center of the brain in a similar way to alcohol and other drugs. Highly palatable foods that are rich in sugar, fat …

Filed Under: Addiction, Diet and Nutrition for Wellness