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Does Obamacare Increase Coverage for Rehab and Treatment?

Does Obamacare Increase Coverage for Rehab and Treatment? The Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, promises to bring large changes to the American healthcare system. The law aims to increase the number of citizens who have health insurance coverage. [...]

Breaking Down the Types of Delusions

Breaking Down the Types of Delusions A delusion is a persistent belief in something that lacks supporting evidence and may, in fact, involve much evidence to the contrary. The Encyclopedia Britannica notes that delusions may represent [...]

What Are the Differences Between CBT and DBT?

What Are the Differences Between CBT and DBT? Behavior-based therapies date back nearly a century, but Albert Ellis pioneered the first formal modality in the 1950s that was widely recognized in the field of psychology. His active-directive approach, [...]

Respiratory Effects of Inhaling Drugs

Respiratory Effects of Inhaling Drugs Getting high on substances that are ingested through the nose or mouth and absorbed in the lungs is called inhaling, sniffing or huffing. Inhalant abuse is a major problem in American culture particularly [...]

Will Insurance Cover Ongoing Treatment for Depression?

Will Insurance Cover Ongoing Treatment for Depression? Depression is a mental health disorder that affects mood, behavior, thought patterns and a person’s ability to function normally in daily life. The signs of depression can vary significantly from [...]

Other Names for Common Prescription Drugs

Other Names for Common Prescription Drugs Pharmaceutical companies produce brand name drugs that are often heavily marketed and sold at a premium. Patent protections for these drugs often last about 20 years, after which time other manufacturers [...]

Coping with Bipolar Disorder

Coping with Bipolar Disorder Coping with bipolar disorder can be incredibly taxing on your mind and emotions. Swinging between the extremes of mania and depression can make you feel isolated, discouraged and somehow impaired. The good [...]

Is Drug Rehab Insurance Affected by the Affordable Care Act?

Is Drug Rehab Insurance Affected by the Affordable Care Act? Navigating the different aspects of medical insurance can be a confusing and daunting experience. Understanding the terminology, the copays, the lifetime limits and the other minutia of a health insurance [...]

How Do Prescription Drugs Affect Brain Chemistry?

How Do Prescription Drugs Affect Brain Chemistry? Prescription drugs are designed to work by affecting brain chemistry. For example, most antidepressants improve the user’s mood by increasing the available serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with [...]

Hair-Pulling Disorders, Body Image and Depression

Hair-Pulling Disorders, Body Image and Depression It is not uncommon for people who suffer with a mental health disorder to struggle with more than one condition. Sometimes the illnesses spring from a similar cause, whether biological or environmental, [...]

The Dangers of Using Contaminated Drugs

The Dangers of Using Contaminated Drugs Any drug or psychoactive substance has potential dangers. Side effects and overdose risks are always considerations. An additional danger is that drugs may become intentionally or unintentionally contaminated. [...]

Social Rejection and Addiction

Social Rejection and Addiction Humans are created with a need for social interaction and belonging. The noted psychologist Abraham Maslow created a hierarchy of needs in which he attempted to categorize the conscious and unconscious [...]
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