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How do codependency and interdependency differ?

How Do Codependency and Interdependency Differ?

Codependency and interdependency are two terms often used interchangeably, but they are actually different. The key difference between codependency and interdependency is that codependency involves dependence on another to the point where it negatively impacts their life. Interdependence involves sharing roles but not being so dependent on another person that you lose yourself. Both can …

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Substance abuse group activity

Substance Abuse Group Activity

As part of your treatment for substance use disorder, you’ll engage in substance abuse group therapy activities. Some of these activities teach skill-building, others may focus on learning to be a team player. Regardless, group therapy activities such as these boost your recovery in positive ways.What Are Substance Abuse Group Therapy Activities?Substance abuse group therapy …

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Helping a depressed spouse

Helping a Depressed Spouse

Getting help with depression starts with identifying it, which isn’t always as easy as it sounds. It’s not always clear when a low mood is a typical sadness or grief and when depression has taken hold. Sometimes depression hides behind other emotions like anger, which makes it harder to identify.Want to know more about depression …

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alcoholic cardiomyopathy is especially dangerous because

Reasons Why Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy is Dangerous

Alcohol addiction can impact your physical health as well as your mental well-being. One such potential risk of alcohol use disorder is alcoholic cardiomyopathy, a condition that can lead to heart failure. It can even develop in otherwise healthy people. If you drink heavily and have unexplained fatigue or shortness of breath that worsens over …

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What is a moral injury?

What is Moral Injury?

What is a moral injury? As you might guess from the name, it’s an injury or wound not to your physical body, but to your conscience or sense of personal ethics. A veteran’s organization defines it this way: “Moral injury is when one feels they have violated their conscience or moral compass when they take …

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Woman wondering how to deal with paranoia

How To Deal With Paranoia

Paranoia is one of the most common symptoms of schizophrenia, affecting a majority of people living with this condition. Paranoia can come and go, or it can be a constant struggle. It is important to understand that feeling paranoid is not a sign that you are crazy. It is actually an understandable reaction to what …

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Woman experiencing codependency and depression

Codependency and Depression

Do you find the moods of others dictate how you feel? Do you try to control others to control your happiness? If so, you may be struggling with codependency. Codependency is common when there is an addict in the family. Often, codependency occurs with types of mental illness, including anxiety and depression. If you’re struggling with codependency, …

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CBT vs DBT

CBT vs. DBT

When you’re seeking treatment to improve your mental health, it can be hard to understand all the different types of therapies available to you. Two of the most common types of therapies available today are cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy, known as CBT and DBT. Deciding which of these therapies makes the most …

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What is a fawn response?

What is a Fawn Response?

People pleasing and trauma may not immediately seem to be connected, but for many, they are. We can respond to traumatic events in a lot of different ways, and if the techniques we use to manage them are successful, at least in the short term, they can become patterns.There are four primary ways to confront …

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How to cope with manic episode

How To Cope With a Manic Episode

The ups and downs of bipolar disorder can be challenging to manage. But with the right skills, you can get through manic episodes feeling more balanced. Enroll in a bipolar disorder treatment program to learn how to manage your condition to improve your quality of life.When you choose mental health treatment at Promises Five Palms, …

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