Understanding PTSD’s causes, treatment, and symptoms

According to the American Psychiatric Association, 1 in 11 people will receive a PTSD diagnosis in their lifetime. Though some causes and symptoms may be expected, PTSD can develop and manifest itself in many more ways than expected. Read this blog to better understand the latest research on PTSD, its causes, and how to treat…

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helping a loved one with addiction

Watching a loved one struggle with an addiction and their mental health can be incredibly difficult. You want the best for them, but convincing them to seek help can be a delicate and complex process. PCI’s clinical director, Miriam Hamideh, Ph.D. shares effective strategies to convince a loved one to get the help they need,…

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is marijuana bad for you

Approximately 19%, or 53 million Americans use marijuana regularly, with an estimated 30% of those users able to meet criteria for cannabis use disorder (CDC 2021). Marijuana (cannabis, weed, etc.) is a drug derived from the cannabis sativa plant, getting its psychoactive properties from the chemical THC. The latest research shows that heavy marijuana use…

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Obsession vs Addiction

In everyday life and language, the lines between obsession and addiction can often appear blurred. These terms are frequently used interchangeably, but in reality, they represent distinct psychological phenomena. This blog aims to provide a unique and insightful perspective on the difference between obsession and addiction, shedding light on the importance of insight, self-awareness, and…

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improve your mental health guide

In a world where distractions abound and the pressures of daily life can take a toll on mental health, journaling offers solace, clarity, and healing. There’s no right or wrong way to journal – all that matters is the intention to connect with yourself on a deeper level. In this article, we’ll explore how journaling…

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Overcome automatic negative thoughts

Our minds are complex and fascinating entities, capable of producing a wide range of thoughts and emotions. However, not all thoughts that cross our minds are beneficial or accurate. Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs) are those pesky, spontaneous, and often irrational ideas that can creep into our consciousness and lead us down a path of self-doubt,…

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Celebrity Mental health

The Dark Side of the Spotlight: How Fame Affects Mental Health Fame is sought by many and comes with seemingly endless privileges. However, beneath the glitz and glamor, there lies a darker truth – the toll that fame can take on mental health. The world was shaken by the news of the passing of musician,…

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heres  facts about alcohol addiction pci centers

Alcohol addiction is a widespread problem with significant physical, psychological, and social consequences. Understanding the key facts about alcohol addiction and its treatment is crucial for individuals, families, and healthcare professionals. In this blog, we will delve into ten important facts, providing both bullet point and numbered lists for easy comprehension. All information presented here…

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emb virtual

In recent years, the rise of virtual healthcare has transformed the way we access and receive medical services. This shift has also extended to the field of addiction treatment, with the advent of virtual Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) programs. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits and perks of having the ability to…

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