The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates that 16.1 million Americans had at least one episode of major depressive disorder in 2015. Education and professional treatment are key to managing this difficult–but not insurmountable–mental health condition. Let’s look at what happens during a major depressive episode, what can help, and where you can goRead More
What to Expect at Your First Psych Evaluation
If you, a loved one or friend, or your PCP suspect you have a mental health condition, such as anxiety or alcohol abuse disorder, you should get a psychiatric evaluation. This conversational interview with limited medical testing will help your provider determine a diagnosis and treatment plan. Let’s talk about what to expect at thisRead More
What Does Suboxone Treat?
The misuse of opioids in the US is on the rise – and so is the use of suboxone. Suboxone is a prescription-only drug from the class of opioids used to treat dependence on opioids. Suboxone contains two important drugs: buprenorphine, four parts, and naloxone, one part. It is available as a film and tabletRead More
Major Depressive Disorder Symptom: What’s Meant by Being in a Depressed Mood?
Major depressive disorder or clinical depression is one of the most severe and common forms of depression. The World Health Organization has predicted that major depressive disorder will be the top cause of the burden of disease worldwide by 2030. Clinical depression is more than just a bout of blues – and it’s not aRead More
What Life is Like After Alcohol Abuse Treatment
For a person with alcohol abuse disorder, seeking alcohol addiction may be one of the hardest things – and completing addiction treatment is a major accomplishment worth celebrating. However, recovery after the treatment won’t be simple and easy – and is a lifelong process. Life after alcohol addiction treatment can seem like a maze withRead More
Psychiatrist: Your Mental Health Knight
Just like physical health, mental health is important and should be taken care of. Mental health is considered good when can feel, think, and react in ways you need. However, poor mental health is when you find it difficult to manage how you feel, think, and act to your daily stressors. Many people have poorRead More
The Advantage of Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Treatment
One of the biggest challenges in substance abuse is whether to seek treatment and recovery. Approximately 22.5 million Americans, both children, and adults have some form of substance abuse issue which can cause a vicious cycle that affects mental health and well-being. Once an individual decides to stop the cycle of addiction, Epic Health PartnersRead More
Reasons to Seek Mental Health Treatment
Making the decision to address mental health concerns can be difficult and sometimes be an anxiety-provoking process, however, it is also a very brave decision. According to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), only 1 out of 20 Americans with mental health symptoms seek treatment, only 1 in 5 people have some form of aRead More
What is Suboxone?
Suboxone is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Suboxone is a prescription medication used in treating those addicted to Opioids, illegal or prescription. Suboxone works by tightly binding to the same receptors in the brain as other opiates, such as heroin, morphine, and oxycodone. ByRead More
Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) in the Danville/Martinsville Area
Addiction is a treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among brain circuitry, genetics, the environment, and an individual’s life experiences. Individuals with addiction use substances or engage in behaviors that become compulsive and often continue to engage in these activities, despite the potential for harmful consequences. In 2017, DMAS launched an enhanced substance useRead More