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Coping with High Functioning Anxiety Characteristics

If you have high functioning anxiety, you may function well on the outside while internally you feel intense anxiety that others may not detect. High functioning anxiety is not a medical diagnosis, but it can still be serious for anybody who experiences it.


Anorexia nervosa

A 2018 review shows that anorexia nervosa and depression symptoms frequently occur together.

Depression can often reduce appetite, which may cause you to lose weight. If those around you compliment your body, it could boost your mood and make you want to restrict your food intentionally, says Shank.


I Think I Struggle With Disordered Eating: Can Therapy Help?

Disordered eating and eating disorders are prevalent concerns, particularly in our society that seems to value shape, weight, health, and fitness above all else. Given the ways in which certain behaviours are normalized, it can be tricky to figure out whether what you are struggling with is actually problematic or warrants addressing.


Depression and Substance Use: How Are They Linked?

Depression can lead to substance use disorder, and vice versa. With the right treatment, it’s possible to manage both conditions.


5 Reasons Why We Worry

Life is full of uncertainty, and many people try to manage their fears with worry.

If you are a worrier, you are probably no stranger to thoughts like these.


Unpacking the Complex Link Between Depression and Substance Use Disorders

It might surprise you to learn that people living with depression are more likely to develop substance use disorders than people who don’t have depression.

Substance use disorders are involve a pattern of drug or alcohol use that can begin to interfere with your day-to-day function, health, and quality of life. In short, substance use disorders go beyond occasional drug or alcohol use.


Perfectionism Can Lead to Depression. Here’s How to Tame It

A recent study in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology suggests that an unrealistic need for perfectionism often begets depression, social disconnection, and a lack of belonging, among other negative outcomes.


Where Opioid Use Disorder Stigma Comes From and How to Prevent It

Opioids, such as heroin and oxycodone, are pain-relieving medications that can sometimes lead to dependence and addiction.

Opioid use disorder (OUD), formerly known as opioid addiction, has become an increasing concern in the United States. This mental health condition involves a pattern of opioid use that may become difficult to manage or begin to interfere with daily life.


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