A Guide to Treatments for PTSD

A Guide to Treatments for PTSD

If you’ve witnessed or experienced a traumatic, life-threatening event, situation or circumstance, you could be at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Left untreated, this common disorder can impact all aspects of your life, affecting your mental, physical and emotional well-being. According to the Sidran Institute, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people suffering from PTSD and other trauma-associated… Read More

The gambling addiction differences between men and women

Gambling Addiction: Differences Between Men and Women

At the Florida House Experience, we get prospective patients asking about more than just addiction to drugs or alcohol. Many patients are addicted to food, sex or gambling, addictions that are considered behavioral rather than physical. You might think that suffering from an addiction that doesn’t affect the brain like opiates or alcohol is different from… Read More

How to spot the symptoms and get help for loved ones

Eating Disorders: How to Spot the Symptoms & Get Help for Loved Ones

An eating disorder is a serious health condition involving eating behaviors that impact physical health, mental health, and emotional well-being. Eating disorders are not as uncommon as they may seem. The National Institutes of Mental Health reports that binge eating occurs in 1.2 percent of the adult U.S. population, bulimia nervosa in 0.3 percent and anorexia nervosa in 0.6 percent of… Read More

Self medicating PTSD with Drug Use

Self-medicating PTSD with Drug Use

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders (SUD) often co-occur, meaning someone has both disorders at the same time. These people require a more complex course of treatment and have a less favorable outcomes than those with only one disorder. Researchers are actively developing treatments for co-occurring PTSD and SUD, although substantial knowledge gaps… Read More

Prevalence of Mental Illness

The Prevalence of Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is honoring Mental Illness Awareness month. During this month, we aim to learn more about mental illness, how to recognize it, and how to treat it. Just how common is mental illness? Is it impacting your life in some way? Just How Common Is Mental Illness? The statistics… Read More