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  • The Drug Addiction Stigma is Greater Than the Stigma of Mental Illness

    The drug addiction stigma faced by substance abusers is greater than what is faced by individuals who suffer from a mental illness according to the results of a recent survey. This stigma is due to drug abuse being viewed as a moral failing. The survey …

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  • 5 More Personality Disorders

    1. Histrionic PD- Someone with this personality disorder typically looks to others for approval and a sense of self worth that they lack on their own. These individuals seem to have a lot of drama in their lives, and they often seem to be playing …

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  • 5 Personality Disorders Explained

    1. Paranoid PD- Paranoid personality disorder is characterized by distrust, even of those closest to the individual including their family and spouse. Suspicion is one of the most evident symptoms of this disorder, and the individual is very guarded. Someone with paranoid PD looks for …

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  • What are Mood Disorders?

    What are mood disorders? These disorders are generally considered forms of mental illness, and there 4 main types of mood disorders. These types are: Mania Major depression Seasonal Affective Disorder Cyclothymia One in 5 Americans report that they have had at least one symptom of …

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  • Recognizing Mental Illness: 5 Signs of Schizophrenia

    1. Hallucinations- One of the most recognizable signs of schizophrenia is hallucinations. The individual with this disorder will see, hear, smell, or feel things which are not really there and that no one else experiences. One of the most common hallucinations for those with this …

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  • The Risk of Violence Associated With Severe Mental Illness May be Lowered With Substance Abuse Treatment

    A study that was recently concluded by the University of Buffalo shows that the risk of violence associated with severe mental illness may be lowered with effective substance abuse treatment. Severe mental illness is often complicated by substance abuse, and alcohol or drugs can increase …

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  • New Study Shows Devastating Impact of Mental Illness on Expected Life Span

    A new study conducted at Oxford University shows that having a mental illness can shorten your expected life span by between 10 and 20 years, which is the equivalent of chain smoking more than 20 cigarettes each day. Medical science has long known that smoking …

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  • What are Concurrent Disorders and Why is Special Treatment Needed?

    In Canada there are many cases of concurrent disorders, and these cases have special considerations and treatment needs. Concurrent disorders are two disorders that occur at the same time, and one of the biggest combinations seen by medical professionals in Canada and many other countries …

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