What is Anxiety

What Are Anxiety Disorders?

Everyone feels anxious now and then. It’s a normal emotion. For example, you may feel nervous when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. Anxiety disorders are different, though. They are a group of mental illnesses, and the distress they cause can keep you from carrying …

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Benzodiazepine Dependence

Benzodiazepine dependence is when one has developed one or more of either tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, drug seeking behaviors, such as continued use despite harmful effects, and maladaptive pattern of substance use, according to the DSM-IV. In the case of benzodiazepine dependence, however, the continued use seems to be associated with the avoidance of unpleasant withdrawal …

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COVID-19 Crisis May Help Trigger Addiction Relapse

The social distancing and isolation of the coronavirus pandemic may put people struggling with addiction at risk for relapse, an expert says. Feeling stressed, isolated and scared may drive them back to substance abuse, said Dr. Lawrence Brown Jr., CEO of the nonprofit START Treatment & Recovery Centers, New York’s largest independent drug treatment agency. …

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Ben Affleck Says He Has Been Taking Antidepressants Since Age 26

Ben Affleck is opening up further about his mental health. In the second part of an interview with Diane Sawyer for Good Morning America, which aired Friday, the 47-year-old actor and filmmaker reveals he has been taking antidepressants for more than 20 years. “I get depressed. I take antidepressants. They’re very helpful for me,” Affleck …

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What is Anxiety

What is Anxiety?

The American Psychological Association (APA) defines anxiety as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.” Knowing the difference between normal feelings of anxiety and an anxiety disorder requiring medical attention can help a person identify and treat the condition. In this article, we look at the …

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Palm Beach Outpatient Detox Florida Psychiatry for Addiction

Florida Concierge Psychiatry

Palm Beach Outpatient Detox now offers Concierge Psychiatry. We specialize in personalized and preventative care. We go far and beyond what is typically covered by insurance. As a patient you will have Dr. Scanlan’s personal cellphone and be able to reach him when you need. You will be seen in a private setting, with a …

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Ohio county considering adding 2nd morgue to handle rising number of fentanyl overdoses

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio — If overdose deaths don’t slow down in Franklin County, Ohio, a temporary morgue may be needed to store the bodies. The county has seen 23 overdose deaths from January 31 to February 7, Dr. Anahi Ortiz, the county’s coroner, said in a statement on her Facebook page. The next day, the county …

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