Substance abuse (using drugs, drinking too much alcohol, etc.)can lead to significant problems in many areas of a person’s life, such as problems with work or school, relationship problems, or using substances in unsafe situations. It is a growing issue with almost 20 million Americans aged 12 and over reported by the National Survey onRead More
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What Mental Health Counselors Are Trained to Do
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 1 in 5 adults are living with a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder, with those ages 18-25 having the highest prevalence. However, despite these figures, only half of these people receive the appropriate treatment. If left untreated, mental health disorders can have a significant impact onRead More
Symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder in Different Age Groups
Major depressive disorder, also known as clinical depression, is a fact of life for millions of Americans, including children. Triggered by a number of factors, including heredity, this mental health issue has similar symptoms among age groups. However, its triggers can vary. Let’s talk about what you should know about this potentially difficult but treatableRead More
Initial Steps in Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Whether the substance use disorders related to alcohol, opioids, heroin, or other drugs, treatment, and recovery require honesty, persistence, character, and patience. Additionally, you need to know how and where to start. In the Richmond, VA, area, Epic Health Partners help many individuals navigate the initial steps in substance use disorder treatment and follow themRead More
What Triggers Paranoid Schizophrenia and How Can It Be Treated?
According to reports, about 1.1 percent of the population experience schizophrenia, with paranoid schizophrenia being the most common type of this chronic disorder. Paranoid schizophrenia is characterized by the symptoms, such as delusions and hallucinations, which can be debilitating, making the normal life of a person difficult. Let’s talk about the factors triggering Paranoid Schizophrenia,Read More
What Is Alcohol Use Disorder?
According to the 2020National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than 14.5 million Americans ages 12or to older had alcohol use disorder (AUD) in 2019 alone. As if that weren’t enough, less than 10 percent of these individuals seek professional help to combat this type of substance use disorder. It’s not always easyRead More
Can Children Be Diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder?
Major depressive disorder, or clinical depression, is characterized by a constant feeling of sadness and a lack of interest in once-loved activities. Children can indeed be diagnosed with major depressive disorder, and the National Institute of Mental Health reports that its incidence is growing – possibly due to the increasing awareness of its symptoms andRead More
IMPACT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, approximately 37 percent of alcohol abusers and 53 percent of drug abusers also have at least one serious mental illness. If you or someone you care about is currently struggling with addiction, it is important to know the impact substance abuse has on one’s mental health andRead More
How to Tell if You Need a Mental Health Professional
Just as physical health changes as we get older and go through certain circumstances, our mental health can change, too. If you have undergone an impactful life event, such as the death of a loved one, divorce, diagnosis of a chronic illness, or the loss of a job, it may be time to seek aRead More
What is Mental Illness, and What Does It Look Like?
Mental illness is characterized by brain-based illnesses affecting a person’s mood, energy level, thoughts, and behavior. It’s estimated that 1 in 5 Americans experiences a mental illness. Although several mental illness-related symptoms have been reported, they vary from person to person. Let’s talk about some common symptoms a person with mental illness can experience, whatRead More