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Blood Test for Depression provides new optimism for the future.

What is the blood test for depression and mental health conditions? Typically, a blood test is ordered by your physician, usually during a physical examination. This blood/lab test is ordered to see if there are any abnormalities in your blood work that can cause various health problems. One of these problems can be depression. Along…

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Telehealth Opioid Treatment is showing ability to help those in need

What is telehealth opioid treatment and how does it work? Telehealth treatment, sometimes referred to as telemedicine, is the method in which doctors and health care professionals are able to provide treatment or counseling by means of virtual communication. Without the need for an in-person office visit, telehealth is becoming increasingly popular, especially during the…

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“IOP near me” is often used, but is it the best way?

Many search for “IOP near me” when looking for IOP program and it can be a great way to start. However, because finding an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) nearby is significant; it can feel nearly impossible to find the right one. If you have been looking to get treatment for a while and start feeling discouraged,…

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Los Angeles And Ventura County Are Showing An Increasing Number Of COVID-19 Depression Cases

Data indicates COVID-19 Depression in Los Angeles and Ventura County has skyrocketed. Since March 2020, everyone worldwide has been struggling from the major public health crisis known as the COVID-19 pandemic (Ettman, Abdulla, & Cohen, 2020). Everyone has experienced social distancing, isolation, and, for many people, losing a job (Green, Compas, Dickey, &Pegg, 2020). These…

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A look into staying mentally healthy during the holidays

Mentally healthy holiday season is different for everyone You would think staying mentally healthy during the holidays is easy. For most people the holidays are a time of fun, family, and fellowship. Rituals around meals, cultural and religious traditions, and music/lore are a welcome sign for many. The issue for some, however, is that, for…

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Family Mental Stress on the rise to Working Parents due to Covid

Covid 19 has changed how we live causing mental stress on the family For the last several months, we’ve had to overcome the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Though many have been able to navigate the changes at this point, our lives are inevitably still feeling out of balance. Of course, staying home means…

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Understanding the struggle with substance use disorders

Shame and addiction often play a role with substance use disorders. Understanding substance use disorders lead to several questions. One of the questions that people struggle with when they are trying to understand addiction is why people “keep using when they know it’s so bad for you.” This is a fair question, especially if you…

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Addressing the Whole Person through human Psychology and Psychotherapy

Emotions, Thoughts, and Behaviors are the 3 components of human psychology The classical model of human psychology was that feelings influence thoughts, which influence behavior, in that order. Much research for the past 50 years has questioned that order and the assumption that our feelings come before anything. What seems to be most important is:…

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