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11best treatment for schizophrenia

What Are the Best Treatments for Schizophrenia in 2022?

Mental health therapies are always evolving as new research develops. And this is particularly true with schizophrenia, which is often considered to be one of the most severe mental health conditions. While it is always important for people who need it to seek mental health care, this is doubly true of individuals living with schizophrenia,...
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Passively Suicidal: A Warning Sign You Should Never Ignore

Every year, 47,500 people die from suicide in the United States. Suicide is so common, in fact, that for people under the age of 35, it’s the second-leading cause of death. Younger adults are especially vulnerable—over one in ten American adults aged 18-25 report having experienced suicidal thoughts. But, contrary to popular belief, suicide rarely...
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11how to get out of a depressive episode

How to Get Out of a Depressive Episode

Everyone goes through funks in life—times where nothing seems to go right. Thankfully, these sad periods tend to go away on their own without causing too much disturbance to daily life. But sometimes, these sad periods are much more severe, and they don’t seem to go away easily. These are depressive episodes, and they can...
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Fentanyl vs Morphine: Which Opioids Are Most Dangerous?

Fentanyl and morphine are both painkillers, but different painkillers affect the body in different ways. Two of the most common and potent opioids used in hospital settings are morphine and fentanyl. With the large number of fentanyl overdoses in the past decade, patients prescribed fentanyl may wonder, “How strong is fentanyl vs morphine?” When comparing...
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Is Xanax Addictive? Xanax FAQs

Xanax is the brand name for alprazolam, a prescription benzodiazepine commonly used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Benzos are effective anti-anxiety medications. However, benzodiazepines are only meant for short-term use, leading many to question, is Xanax addictive? Learn more about the short and long-term effects of Xanax and why this medication is only recommended...
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Do You Have Covid Anxiety Syndrome?

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many people have reported struggling with mental health issues. In fact, so many people are dealing with COVID-related anxiety that the term Covid Anxiety Syndrome (CAS) has been created to describe this condition. It is important to know how to recognize and manage symptoms of Covid Anxiety Syndrome...
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11How Is Cocaine Made?

How Is Cocaine Made? The Dangers of Cutting Agents

An increasing number of what’s sold today as “cocaine” contains no actual cocaine. The mixture labeled as cocaine is usually some combination of fentanyl or carfentanil and over-the-counter drugs. This is known as “cutting,” or adding different chemicals to the drug, and can be especially dangerous. So if it’s not really the drug it’s advertised...
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11Delusion vs Hallucination

Delusions vs Hallucinations: What’s the Difference?

Delusions and hallucinations are often lumped together when discussing different mental conditions, but they’re not the same. While both delusions and hallucinations alter a person’s perception of reality, these mental illness symptoms are not interchangeable. But when it comes to delusions vs hallucinations, what’s really the difference? Today, we’re going to review the difference between...
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Anxiety Awareness: What’s Your Risk?

It’s not uncommon for everybody to experience anxiety every so often. Things like moving, getting a new job, socializing in the COVID-19 pandemic, things like this are all situations that could cause some nerves. But when those nerves or worries turn into something more persistent and pressing, there could be underlying issues of anxiety. And...
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11how to administer Narcan

How Opioid Antagonists Protect Against Overdose

Throughout the United States, it is becoming easier for the general public to get their hands on an opioid antagonist. And due to the opioid epidemic, these opioid antagonist kits are actually available at pharmacies over the counter, which means that there is no prescription needed. But what exactly is an opioid antagonist, and can...
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