a doctor explaining to her patient what is dual diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis: What Is It?

You may have wondered, “What is dual diagnosis?” The short answer is that someone can have two mental issues at the same time. A somewhat common example is a person with alcohol addiction also has an anxiety disorder. What makes dual diagnosis important is that both diseases must be treated at the same time for…

a man wondering is stress affecting my health

Is Stress Affecting My Health?

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) defines stress as the body’s response to any pressurizing demand. Challenges that can result in stress include the pressure to perform at work or school, significant life-changing moments, and traumatic experiences. It’s normal to experience stress periodically as it keeps you alert, enabling you to perform better in…