a woman suffering from post traumatic stress disorder

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Anyone dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) knows that this issue is complex and challenging to handle. Many people with post-traumatic stress disorder struggle with substance use issues due to their mental health problems. However, with trained professionals, you can get through the symptoms and live a successful life. You may be wondering what post-traumatic…

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…