Mental health disorders impact how a person feels and functions, but also, severe mental/emotional crises pose a threat to life itself. At EPIC Health Partners, we are devoted to the stabilization of mental health crises by the most effective means possible. So, we use mobile response services to intervene and get people on the roadRead More
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3 Elements of a Substance Abuse Program
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
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 Can Trigger a Depressive Episode?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 5% of the adult population worldwide suffers from depression. A depressive episode is categorized as a period of persistent low mood, sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness, affecting different areas of life. Although a single factor doesn’t usually cause depression, many significant factors can trigger a depressive episode. UnlikeRead 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
What Are The Most Effective Treatments for Alcohol Use Disorder?
Alcohol use disorder is a medical condition characterized by the inability to control frequent or heavy alcohol use even though it causes problems, such as emotional distress or physical harm to the individual or others. Fortunately, it is a treatable condition, and usually, a combination of medications, behavioral therapy, and ongoing support could help aRead 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
Ask a Therapist: How Does Homelessness Impact Mental Health?
Currently, homelessness and mental health disorders are two serious public health concerns in the United States. Unfortunately, homelessness and mental health issues often occur simultaneously, and homelessness can worsen the mental health concerns. Let’s talk about homelessness, the relationship between homelessness and mental health, and where you can go in Richmond, VA, for world-class mentalRead 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
What Is Schizoaffective Disorder?
If you’ve been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, you will experience both mood symptoms – such as mania or depression – and schizophrenia symptoms, such as delusions or hallucinations. “Schizoaffective” is a combination of the prefix “schizo-” and the adjective “-affective,” referring to the psychotic and mood symptoms, respectively. Approximately three out of every 1,000 peopleRead More