feeling depressed after rehab

How Common is Feeling Depressed After Rehab?

Adjusting to life in recovery can be surprisingly difficult. Before going off to rehab, you looked forward to seeing things turn around on the other side. You envisioned a stable, healthy, productive life awaiting you once you completed the detox and treatment program. So, when you find yourself feeling depressed after rehab it can be […]

How much does the VA pay for depression

How Much Does the VA Pay for Depression Treatment?

Many who sacrifice everything in order to serve in our military find themselves struggling later with mental health issues. While PTSD is the most widely known mental health disorder associated with members of the armed forces, depression is also experienced by many of our veterans. Unchecked depression can lead to worsening symptoms, deteriorating health, substance […]

what is the best treatment for severe ocd

What is the Best Treatment for Severe OCD?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic mental health disorder that shares many features with anxiety disorder. Depending on the severity of the OCD, this disorder has the capability of causing serious impairment in daily functioning. OCD is a chronic mental health disorder, so the treatment goals should focus on improving daily management of the symptoms. […]

autin mental health

Austin Mental Health Treatment

People are increasingly coming to the realization that our mental health is just as important to overall wellness as our physical health. In fact, science continues to provide evidence of the link between these two systems, and how an illness of the mind can actually aggravate or promote illness of the body, and vice versa. […]

Is Depression a Disability

Is Depression a Disability or a Temporary Condition?

The complexities involved in a depression diagnosis are quite broad. For some individuals, a brief episode with major depressive disorder (MDD) may resolve in weeks, where others may be incapacitated by the same disorder for years. Each MDD diagnosis will feature unique characteristics anyway, but the mystery remains as why some will get better while […]

different therapies to treat depression

Different Therapies to Treat Depression

Depression is a complex and mysterious mental health disorder that continues to vex the psychiatric community. One patient might show dramatic improvement on a specific antidepressant, while another taking the same drug may experience no improvement at all. One form of psychotherapy may lead to amazing therapeutic breakthroughs with one patient, but that same psychotherapy […]

gut health and depression

The Possible Connection Between Gut Health and Depression

The gut is the new research frontier when it comes to learning more about what causes depression. That’s right, the gut. There are new studies that point to a potential link between the human microbiome, the bacteria, fungi, viruses, and archaea that reside in the gastrointestinal system, and depression. While that may seem a stretch, […]

how to overcome ocd

How to Overcome OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic mental health disorder that is included in the spectrum of anxiety disorders. Depending on the severity of the OCD, this disorder has the capability of causing serious impairment in daily life. Due to the chronic nature of OCD, it is not reasonable to expect a cure for the disorder, […]

resources for veterans with mental illness

Resources for Veterans With Mental Illness

One issue that should matter to every American citizen is the health and wellbeing of our military. Whether they are active duty or veterans, having important sources of help to manage a mental health disorder is imperative. These individuals have put their lives on the line in many cases, selflessly serving the country for our […]

Recovering from Mental Trauma

Recovering From Mental Trauma

No matter how resilient to life’s ups and downs we believe we are, everyone has limits to the level of emotional trauma they can absorb and process. Experiencing a traumatic event can have lasting psychological effects that have the potential to radically impair one’s daily functioning. Although we might tell ourselves to just “shake it […]