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Teen Mental Health Issues: Don’t Wait for a Crisis

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Delaying Treatment Makes Everything Worse If you’re the parent of a teenager, you know the past two years have been stressful. Strictly speaking, by the calendar, it’s been 19 months since schools around the country switched to virtual learning at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Most kids are back in school now, and things […]

Depression in the U.S. Before and After COVID: Risk of Increased Co-Occurring Disorders

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Decades of research and documentation show the relationship between alcohol/substance use disorder (AUD/SUD) and mental health disorders such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder (BPD), and depression. When an individual receives a diagnosis for more than one mental health disorder, clinicians use the terms co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis. Both these phrases mean […]