March Is Problem Gambling Awareness MonthMarch is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and one man's struggle epitomizes the losses and destruction caused by gambling addiction. As reported by KCCI 8, one central Iowa man is sharing his story of recovery after years of compulsive gambling. The Ankeny resident, who ... Read More
Behavioral & Mental Health
Approximately 18.5% of adults in the U.S. have experienced mental illness. These disorders include depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder among others. This learning center explores the reality of mental health and the treatment needed. The stigma surrounding this issue prevents people from reaching out for quality help when a better life is possible. Our mental health licensed professionals treat patients with a variety of conditions and inform our topics found in this section.
Depression Linked to Increased Smoking According to a Psych Central article on depression and smoking, “Depression is associated with an increased frequency of smoking. Addicted smokers are characterized by preoccupation with smoking, abnormal attachment to cigarettes and anticipation of brain reward from the drugs in ... Read More
We've all been there. The stresses of the day start to add up, and you feel your shoulders tightening and your heart rate and blood pressure start to come up. You may find yourself lashing out at those around you, even if they don't have anything to do with the stress you're feeling. Or maybe you feel great in the ... Read More
The Treatment of Addiction and Co-occurring Disorders in Drug Rehab Co-occurring disorders in drug rehab is when you have both a substance abuse problem and a mental health issue such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety. Co-occurring disorders used to be called dual diagnosis. Dealing with substance abuse, ... Read More