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Understanding OCD

All About OCD It’s only normal to experience intrusive, random, or otherwise strange thoughts from time-to-time — virtually everyone does. For most people, it’s relatively easy to dismiss such thoughts and move on, allowing the brain’s stream of consciousness to flow in a different direction. But that’s not the case for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder […]

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What do we know about the opioid crisis?

Facts About Opioid Crisis Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them. Between 8 and 12 percent develop an opioid use disorder. An estimated 4 to 6 percent who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin. About 80 percent of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids. Opioid overdoses […]

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Opioid Overdose Crisis

Opioid Addiction Crisis Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids.1 The misuse of and addiction to opioids – including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl – is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The […]

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Overpowering Fear: Finding Relief from Panic Attacks

How to Overcome Panic Attacks Ask yourself if the following situation sounds familiar. You’re sitting at your desk or in your bed, doing something completely innocuous. You’re not doing anything remotely dangerous and you may not even be dwelling on negative thoughts. Suddenly, it hits you. You feel a sensation in your chest that feels […]

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Eating Disorders

All About Eating Disorders There is a commonly held misconception that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are actually serious and often fatal illnesses that are associated with severe disturbances in people’s eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. Preoccupation with food, body weight, and shape may also signal an eating disorder. Common […]

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