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understanding more about complex ptsd

Understanding More About Complex PTSD

You may be aware that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is caused by a deeply traumatic event. If you have post-traumatic stress disorder you may experience nightmares or flashbacks, you may avoid situations that bring back the trauma, have heightened reactivity to stimuli, and anxiety or a depressed mood. But how about complex PTSD? This condition is …

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dangers of xanax addiction

The Dangers of Xanax Addiction

Xanax is a substance that is part of the benzodiazepine drug class. Benzodiazepines are prescription drugs used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Xanax is a powerful version of this drug class, and due to its addictive nature, it is typically not prescribed long-term. Taking Xanax for more than six weeks is not recommended, and …

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Trauma Focused CBT

Trauma Focused CBT

Trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) is a form of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) that helps people to overcome the negative effects associated with trauma or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most effective clinical treatment methods for overcoming a trauma-based disorder such as PTSD – particularly for …

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What is an eating disorder

Understanding More About Eating Disorders

What Is an Eating Disorder? An eating disorder is a mental health condition in which a person tries to control their food intake in a way that is detrimental to their health. They may do this to cope with certain feelings or uncomfortable situations. They may also have concerns about their body weight or body …

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Side Effects of Antipsychotics in Treating Psychosis

Side Effects of Antipsychotics in Treating Psychosis

Psychosis is a condition that affects the brain’s functionality. It can cause psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations or delusional thoughts. There are different ways of treating psychosis, one of which is antipsychotic medication. However, there are many side effects to be aware of when taking antipsychotics for psychosis. What is Psychosis?  When someone is experiencing …

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what does temazepam do to the brain

What Does Temazepam Do to the Brain?

Temazepam is a member of the benzodiazepine drug class. Benzodiazepines are sedative-type drugs that are effective in reducing anxiety because of their effect on the brain. Temazepam is being used to treat extreme cases of insomnia but it does have some dangers. For this reason, temazepam treatment and the use of other benzodiazepines are considered …

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Nitrous Oxide Addiction

Understanding Nitrous Oxide Addiction

Nitrous oxide (NO2), more commonly referred to as laughing gas or NOS, is a gas that is typically used for pain relief and its anti-anxiety properties. It is an odourless, colourless, non-flammable gas that can be easily accessed. Inhaling nitrous oxide can help to alleviate pain and is usually administered for general anaesthesia, procedural sedation, …

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