Category: mental-health

How To Incorporate Substance-free Methods Of Reducing Mental Health Symptoms Into Your Lifestyle

According to the Association for Natural Psychology, approximately 10 percent of the U.S. population suffers from mental health issues. Prescription medications, such as antidepressants, have been over-prescribed and do not effectively treat these illnesses. In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of substance-free methods to treat mental illness. In several cases, […]

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Exploring the Link Between Addiction and Mental Health

There is a complex relationship between mental illness and addiction. In order to ensure the best outcome, addiction treatment must focus on both conditions simultaneously, following a proper diagnoses.  The Dance Between Addiction and Mental Illness “Mental illness and alcoholism or drug abuse interact in a complex dance,” says James Garbutt, MD, professor of psychiatrist […]

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What Are The Psychological Effects Of Alcohol Abuse And Addiction?

Though the occasional drink can enhance special occasions, heavy drinking places individuals at risk for an array of physical and mental health issues. In this entry, we will focus on some common psychological effects of alcohol abuse and addiction. Alcohol Addiction and Mental Health Know this: Excess alcohol intake negatively impacts learning and memory function. […]

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Is Substance Abuse a Mental Illness?

It took years for healthcare providers to consider alcohol a disease, and a similar battle is being waged over classifying alcohol and drug abuse as a mental illness. Part of the reason is that it can take years for prevailing attitudes to change about an issue, especially when that issue as polarizing as drug and […]

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Summit Behavioral Health’s Executive Director Of Medical Services Dr. Patricia Allen To Appear At Recovery 360 Conference

Her presentation will provide clinicians and nurses with an understanding of the role of pharmacogenetics testing in co-occurring disorders Union, New Jersey – July 11, 2017 –Summit Behavioral Health is proud to announce that Executive Director of Medical Services  Dr. Patricia Allen will be a presenter at Recovery 360 Conference Sponsored by Pyramid Healthcare that takes place from July […]

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