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Dual Diagnosis Treatment and Recovery

Dual Diagnosis An individual with dual diagnosis is one that presents with two separate but interrelated diagnoses - the combination of a psychiatric diagnosis and a substance abuse diagnosis. Trying to manage just one of these conditions can be extremely stressful. Add to this the mix of multiple symptoms that overlap and mask the ability to make a proper diagnosis, and you're left with an extremely complex challenge just to find the right treatment. It is critically important that both disorders be treated simultaneously to achieve the best possible outcome. Thus a dual diagnosis treatment should be sought. What is Dual Diagnosis Dual diagnosis is a term that is used when referring to someone who is not only suffering from a substance abuse issue , but also has a mental health problem such as depression , anxiety , bipolar disorder , schizophrenia , etc. How to Deal with Dual Diagnosis In many cases the substance abuse might have occurred as a result of an attempt to self-medica

What is Imposter Syndrome and How Can You Combat It

Imposter Syndrome Impostor syndrome  is the name given to the intense and often debilitating feeling of being a fake. People with impostor syndrome often feel that they are worthless, inadequate and incompetent, and that they are fundamentally a mistake. They believe they don’t have the ability to do well at anything, and that they will always be exposed as inadequate as long as they are in a position to be evaluated. In this article we will discuss, precisely  What is Imposter Syndrome and How Can You Combat It ... ! What is Imposter Syndrome: Definition and Meaning Impostor syndrome (or impostorism) is a psychological condition/phenomenon (an experience) in which a person has an internalized sense that he or she is a fraud, a pretender, or one who is not capable of achieving what he or she is capable of. It is a specific kind of negative evaluation of oneself that occurs when a person feels that he or she is doing poorly in comparison to others and has not achieved the level of perfo

Difference Between Clinical Depression and Situational Depression

What is the Difference between Clinical Depression and Situational Depression Situational depression is a psychological state where emotions and sentiments of a person are affected by a certain situational factor. What is the difference between Clinical Depression and Situational Depression ? In the former case, a depressive period is experienced by the sufferer that is caused by the situation and circumstance encountered by the person and likely to halt its existence if and when the cause stops to exist. In the latter case episodes of depression are experienced without any reasonable circumstances that would be likely to cause depression, similar to physical or emotional discomfort. Importance of Symptoms In order to determine successfully whether the person is undergoing an episode of despondency of short duration because of the condition or not, it is very significant to know about the symptoms causing situational depression. Depression is often used in a vague way to define moods r

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How to Deal With the Depression: Basics and Beyond

How to Deal With the Depression It is common to feel sad or blue when dealing with a specific stress, trauma, or a challenging situation, but depression is a much deeper issue. Even when symptoms are minor, this condition is serious. Unfortunately, many people have committed suicide or even homicide because of not getting the care needed. In this article we tried to provide all the required information so you can learn about the truths of mental depression and discover how to deal with the depression . Of all mental health conditions that people face, depression is among those suffered the most, affecting the lives of millions of people all over the world. In fact, globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. ( ref.: WHO Fact sheets on Depression ). And, since the pandemic, percentage of people experiencing depression (and anxiety) symptoms had a manifold rise. Depression affects not only the mind and behaviors, but also physical health, performance, and

Panic Attack and Panic Disorder

Panic Attack and Panic Disorder Panic Attack A panic attack is a sudden or intense anxiety or fear. Panic attacks usually come with the following symptoms: dizziness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, light headedness. Panic attacks are unpredictable and happen in a range of situations.     See also: Anxiety Attack Some people have only one or two in their lifetime, others will have a group of them which center around increasing stress in their life and for others it could be a daily event in which case it is caused a panic disorder. People who suffer on going panic attacks will generally develop a fear of having panic attacks and go on to avoid situations in which escape would be difficult. Some people who have social anxiety disorder often have panic attacks as part of their symptoms. These attacks are also called anxiety attacks and are usually resolved by removing the problem or trigger situation. What does panic attack feel like If you do have panic attacks y

Some Commonly Experienced Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders In this page we will discuss some of the anxiety disorder symptoms which are commonly experienced in generalized anxiety , post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic attacks . It is important to note, however, that anxiety is capable of creating hundreds of different anxiety disorder symptoms, so this is by no means an exclusive list. Shortness of breath / Shallow Breath, and Smothering Sensations : This is one of the most common anxiety disorder symptoms - it may feel as though you aren’t getting enough air into your lungs or as though someone is pressing up against your chest cavity and restricting your air intake. This is just a harmless sensation! Don’t worry about it or be concerned that you aren’t breathing properly because you are! If you weren’t breathing properly you would be unconscious. As with all anxiety disorder symptoms, don’t give these sensations any credit, they will go away. FAQ :