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Talking-to-a-Doctor-about-Your-Mental-Health

Talking to a Doctor about Your Mental Health

Before receiving a schizoaffective diagnosis, a physical exam and mental evaluation will be necessary. If you experience symptoms of psychosis and mood changes, or see signs of schizoaffective in someone you care about, it may be time to involve medical

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Schizoaffective Disorder and Treatment

Once symptoms are identified and a diagnosis is given, it is time to move forward. The best way to approach disability is to team up with trusted medical professionals. In the case of schizoaffective disorder, it is wise to consult

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What-Causes-Schizoaffective-Disorder

What Causes Schizoaffective Disorder?

Understanding disability is impossible. There are no good reasons why health troubles plague some people. Nevertheless, upon diagnosis, it is common to ask the question, “why?” – Why does disability occur? – How does mental illness come about? – What

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MA, Marijuana Anonymous and NA, Narcotics Anonymous

A common debate regarding marijuana (medicinally known as cannabis) is whether or not it is addictive. This post looks beyond its legality and addresses the issue of abuse: once exposed, can an individual stop consuming this substance without adopting a

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Symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder

Mental illness is a fragile subject. Many people who struggle with these types of disorders are aware of their psychoses. While in times of clear thought, individuals may seem rational and even normal, they can experience rapid changes in behaviours,

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12 Step Programs for Drug Addiction- CMA Crystal Meth, HA Heroin

Addictions to heroin or methamphetamine often require hospitalization as the first step to recovery. While there are other similarities and many differences between these substances, they both lead to life threatening addictions that require detoxification periods and have high relapse

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What is Schizoaffective Disorder?

Most people know of schizophrenia; this is a psychosis that is commonly associated with severe symptoms, like hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia. A similar term, but different disability, is schizoaffective disorder. The Mayo Clinic defines schizoaffective as “a condition in which

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The Truth about Migraines and Menstrual Cycles

The monthly menstrual cycle is a sign of health and vitality for a woman. However, this reality affects women in a number of ways. For some, the side effects can be excruciating – especially for those who live with chronic

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Can Chronic Migraines Cause Long-term Damage?

Do you suffer from chronic headaches? Do you seek migraine relief, but worry about the long-term effects medications may have on your body? Does it frighten you to think about what will happen if your migraines continue, untreated? If yes,

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Are-Migraines-Affecting-Your-Career

Are Migraines Affecting Your Career?

Every day, migraine sufferers struggle the consequences of their symptoms. Migraines can cause full body pain, light sensitivity, nausea, dizziness, and vomiting. These chronic headaches approach and leave in four phases; each phase brings about a distinct type of pain.

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