12-Step Programs: An Evidence-Based Evaluation

The journey to recovery from addiction is personal and varied, often entailing a diverse array of treatment approaches. One well-known method is the 12-step program, popularized by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and adopted by various other groups addressing both substance-based and behavioral addictions. Let’s dive into an evidence-based evaluation of 12-step programs, examining their efficacy, pros,…

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Biology of Depression

Biology of Depression – A Brief Overview

Many symptoms of depression are brought about by the biology of depression, including sleep disruption, inability to experience pleasure, and feeling of guilt. An individual’s reaction to stressful events, whether they become depressed, and how they manifest the disorder depends on many factors. The factors include genetic traits, life experiences, temperament, personality traits, and social…

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Elections Anxiety and Depression

Effects of Election’s Anxiety and Depression on Mental Health

Politics is one of the most stressful topics of election’s anxiety and depression for Americans. Over 50% of adults say elections cause them somewhat or very significant stress. Symptoms such as worry, sadness, hopelessness, and physical tension may develop when stress persists or becomes exceptionally intense for a long time. When left untreated, these symptoms…

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