How Does EMDR Work?

Over 9 million Americans with addiction disorder also have mental illnesses such as clinical depression, bipolar disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Long-term recovery from addiction means also treating such co-occurring conditions. One common treatment is eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, developed in 1987 by Francine Shapiro.  How EMDR...

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Men’s Health: Mental, Physical and Spiritual

June is Men’s Health Month. If you’re a man, are you taking proper care of yourself—and not just physically? Wondering What Really Makes a Man Gender-identity concerns aren’t exclusive to the LGBTQ demographic. “Born men,” with no desire to be anything else, face much pressure to be “men” in the stereotypical sense...

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I’m Depressed. What Do I Do?

“I’m depressed” is a common metaphor for “I’m having a bad week.” Which is unfortunate because it makes light of the 19 million Americans who really have depression — who have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder and experience despair as their everyday normal. May being Mental Health Month, this is...