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Sleep Problems in Early Sobriety

April 13th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Sleep Problems in Early Sobriety

There are certain symptoms that tend to come up when people are going through the recovery process after quitting an addiction. There are plenty of physical and emotional issues that accompany withdrawal, cravings and living life as a sober person. One of the most common complaints experienced during the early months of sobriety is insomnia …

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How Trauma Can Lead to Addiction

March 26th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Sleep Problems in Early Sobriety

When people struggle with addiction, there can be many different causes that lead them to continual substance abuse. Genetic factors are often a major issue with addiction, but the environment that a person grows up in and major events in their life can also play a role. Psychological trauma is one of the most common …

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Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

March 23rd, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Sleep Problems in Early Sobriety

Certain mental health issues can lead to behaviors that become actions to help soothe symptoms. These behaviors are often associated with an illness known as body-focused repetitive behavior disorder which is closely connected to other issues like anxiety. People who engage in these repetitive behaviors often do them subconsciously and find it difficult to reduce …

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Ever Heard of Digital Hoarding?

March 16th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Sleep Problems in Early Sobriety

Most people are familiar with hoarding and the psychological issues associated with it. Hoarding leads to messy, cluttered homes and difficulty parting with items that you don’t use and don’t even need. But collecting items and developing a reluctance to get rid of them can also occur in the digital realm. Digital hoarding is a …

Filed Under: Mental Health

Flashbacks in Complex PTSD

March 13th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Sleep Problems in Early Sobriety

When someone experiences a trauma it can have a dramatic impact on their life and well-being long after the event has occurred. Trauma can cause mental, physical and emotional changes that can be very challenging to resolve. One of the most severe reactions to trauma is when individuals develop issues with complex post-traumatic stress disorder. …

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What Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?

February 22nd, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Sleep Problems in Early Sobriety

People that struggle with attention disorders like ADHD or ADD can struggle with a lot of painful symptoms that others may not be aware of. Their disorder can make it difficult to function in daily life and can cause harm to their relationships. Many people with ADHD suffer from rejection sensitive dysphoria which is an …

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The Difference Between Trauma and Drama

February 18th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
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Everyone goes through stressful experiences and even everyday mishaps can become a dramatic problem depending on a person’s reaction to it. There are some things that we choose to react dramatically to even if they aren’t really dangerous or life threatening situations such as getting a bad grade, being offended by someone or other daily …

Filed Under: Mental Health

Will Anger Management Help Extreme Mood Swings?

February 13th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Sleep Problems in Early Sobriety

Different kinds of disorders and mental health issues can lead to problems with uncontrolled anger. When someone experiences extreme mood swings they may end up having feelings of rage from time to time that can negatively affect their relationships. Anger can be a natural emotion but when it becomes problematic and creates too many consequences …

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Are You Withdrawing from Your Social Life?

February 6th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
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People may go through phases in life when they feel very giving, social and connected to others. At other times they may feel more inclined to withdraw from their friends and spend more time alone. It can sometimes mean that you simply need more time to reflect and sort through your feelings but in some …

Filed Under: Depression, Stress

Managing Impulsivity in BPD

January 27th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
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One of the most complex and misunderstood mental illnesses is borderline personality disorder which is a condition that can strongly affect a person’s behavior. Someone who has borderline or BPD will often struggle to manage their emotions, the way that they react to others, their relationships and the control they have over their actions. One …

Filed Under: Personality Disorders