Sadness is a part of life. Occasional feelings of melancholy, restlessness, or mood swings are just a few of the many feelings we experience as healthy individuals in response to our circumstances. Clinical depression, however, is different, and is considered a serious mental health condition. It is defined by an incessant feeling of intense sadness and lack of interest in formerly enjoyable activities that goes on for an extended period of time. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) impacts both mood and behavior. People with clinical depression or Major Depressive Disorder often face trouble performing and participating in everyday activities and sometimes… Read More
Rehabilitation centres, also referred to as inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, are dedicated to the rehabilitation of patients with various neurological and mental illnesses. The industry is largely made up of independent hospitals & psychiatric nursing homes that operate these facilities. There are also inpatient rehabilitation hospitals that offer this service in a hospital-like setting, but separate from acute care facilities.
Rehabilitation hospitals were created to meet a perceived need for facilities which were less costly on a daily basis as compared to general hospitals but which provided a higher level of professional therapies such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, and psychosocial… Read More
Rehabs have very strict policies about what you can bring with you to the rehab centre. Most centers provide a recommended packing checklist and a list of prohibited items.
Treatment centers allow you to bring the necessities. Policies on extra items vary by center.
When you arrive at rehab, you will check in and begin the admissions process. During this time, your center’s admissions team will inspect your bags to ensure safety and that no prohibited items are brought in. Some centers will also catalog what you bring to make sure you don’t leave anything behind when you leave.
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Typically when you confront the person about their addiction you may encounter a variety of techniques they use to avoid focusing on the real issue, their addiction. These can include anger, rationalisation, avoidance, guilt, aggression or anything else they can do that might prevent you from having a serious and productive conversation.
Talking to an addict about their addiction requires courage, patience, proper planning, good timing, and honesty. Keep in mind that addiction is a disease, and often treating the addiction will require the assistance of a professional. If someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, here are… Read More
This might mean another few weeks or months in a treatment program, or it may mean an adjustment of specific medications designed to treat underlying dual-diagnosis conditions. Regardless of the causes and effects of relapse, it is the goal of every recovering addict to avoid relapsing. There are several proven methods that can help the recovering addict reach this very important goal. Below feature a few:
- Do not visit old haunts. There are certain places where drug use is part of the culture. These locations may include:
- Dance clubs
- Certain parts of college campuses
- The homes
Addicts faced with the prospect of getting and staying sober often feel like their lives will become boring after letting go of their addictions, and while boredom itself is not a destructive or damaging emotion, feeling bored can act as a gateway to destructive behaviors, especially among recovering addicts vulnerable to relapse. Fortunately, there are certain strategies and methods which one can use to combat boredom in addiction recovery, which can help him/her lead a more productive life and avoid a relapse or a return to substance abuse following a period of abstinence.
DANGERS OF BOREDOM AND ADDICTION
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One of the hardest things for an addict is boredom, and the cold winter can bring that about. In addition to that, the days are shorter and the weather is less than hospitable. Don’t let winter be the cause of a relapse, or the cause of an addiction. Here are some things you can do to get through the winter happy and healthy:
- Join a gym. An hour spent sweating away your worries is much better than an hour spent drinking them away. Many gyms run specials that make it affordable for any budget.
- Plan a trip.
While there are many books and articles based on how to raise your kids, only a few work well and it’s all boils down to hit and trial.
Government-sponsored drug education programs tend to be weak. It is therefore important to watch for the common signs of drug use in kids.
Possession of the drug is a giveaway. While marijuana is fairly distinctive, how do you tell whether a pill has been prescribed or not? The Internet is usually a good resource. Look for the symbol on the pill. Something marked OP will likely be Oxy Contin, for example.… Read More
Individual’s reaction towards particular environmental incidents can be varied per individual. So this means that there are different types of personalities and there is also a possibility to show more than one features of that personality in an individual.
But sometimes we have also noticed an odd way of behaving , which is not an usual thing to society. This odd behavior indicates some deviation in personality, which is termed as personality disorders.
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What is delusional disorder?
Delusion is a strong fixed false belief which did not have any relation with delusional disorder sufferer’s educational and cultural background.
Delusions can also present in schizophrenia and other psychotic disorder. But delusional disorders are quiet different from delusions. Because in delusional disorder, the beliefs are non bizarre, that means the beliefs hold by the patient can occur in real life such as being followed, poisoned, infected etc. Moreover, patient with delusional disorder less experience hallucinations and most probably they experience olfactory hallucination (to smell something that is not experienced by others) and tactile hallucination (patient… Read More