Mental Illness

Alcohol Induced Depression

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Addiction, Alcohol, Mental Illness, Mood, Rehab, Sobriety |

Alcohol Induced Depression If you’re an alcoholic, you probably have noticed mood problems or those close to you have noticed your mood problems. And you may be tempted to say, ‘Well, I drink a lot because I’m depressed.’ You may be right, but it’s even more likely that you’re depressed because you drink a lot. Alcohol Induced Depression Alcohol is a type of drug known as a depressant. This means that it inhibits certain receptors in the brain and the result of this is that there...

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5 reasons women relapse

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Addiction, Mental Illness, Mood, Recovery, Rehab, Relationships, Sobriety, Women |

5 Reasons Women Relapse From my own personal experience with relapse I can tell you that for me there are now defining reasons someone relapses. A relapse can happen at any time regardless of what is going on if you are progressing in your own recovery. With that said though, there are some things that happen right before my relapse that kind of give away the fact that I am digressing and not progressing. Most of the time, one of the biggest reasons I relapse has to do with men. And with that...

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Eating Disorders amongst Adolescent Girls

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Addiction, Adolescent Girls, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Mental Illness |

“I was in the hospital with feeding tubes in me. I had just had a heart attack. My only thought was ‘If I die, at least I’ll die skinny.’ I was twelve.” Those are the words from a friend of mine who has been dealing with an eating disorder since she was a very young girl. I ask her if she remembers how it started. “I was 11 in the summer visiting my grandmother and there really wasn’t a specific event or anything.  I just looked in magazines and was into fashion, celebrities,...

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Women and Mental Illness

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in Mental Illness |

  Women and Mental Illness Overall, the rates of mental illness between men and women are roughly the same. However, mental illness symptoms can present in different ways in men and women. Women also are more prone to certain mental illnesses, while others are more common in men.  For example, major depression is more common, and men are twice as likely to become dependent on alcohol. Women and Mental Illness: Perinatal Mental Illness Some mental illnesses occur exclusively in women....

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