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2011-06-29 12:59:50

Alcohol and drugs are fuelling homicide and suicide rates in Northern Ireland, a new independent report by University of Manchester researchers has found, with alcohol appearing to be a key factor for the country's higher suicide rates, including among mental health patients, compared to England and Wales. The 'Suicide and Homicide in Northern Ireland' report by the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCI), which is based in the University's...

2011-05-12 13:43:00

CHICAGO, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depressive disorder or manic depression, is a psychiatric disorder that causes extreme shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out everyday tasks. It is a serious mental illness requiring specialized treatment, but the problem, according to Kimberly Dennis, M.D., medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, is that bipolar disorder often gets misdiagnosed by...

2011-04-19 14:31:27

A new study published in The American Journal on Addictions reveals that Veterans who suffer from mental health disorders also have high rates of substance use disorders. Led by Ismene Petrakis, MD, of Yale University School of Medicine, researchers used national administrative data from the Department of Veterans Affairs to examine rates of substance use disorders among Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan who were also diagnosed with PTSD and other psychiatric disorders. A total of...

2011-04-11 00:00:37

Infinite Horizons, Asia's premiere alcohol and drug rehab center, is pleased to unveil a groundbreaking, innovative and experimental therapeutic technique that shows considerable promise when used in the treatment of patients with alcohol and drug addictions or co-occurring disorders. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 8, 2011 AMBIT Emotional Therapy is an intervention that can be used to treat individuals with alcohol addiction, drug addiction and dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorders....

2011-02-19 00:00:42

Seasons Recovery Center in Malibu warns of increase in marijuana induce psychosis. Studies show connection with marijuana use and dementia. A recent study from Denmark showed that of those who exhibited signs of marijuana induced psychosis, over 40% presented the symptoms of schizophrenia 1 year after the occurrence. "This is very concerning" said Bathum "and it cries out for more vigorous assessment and proactive treatment." Malibu, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2011 The Dual Diagnosis...

2011-01-29 00:02:02

A service gap exists for individuals experiencing co-occurring disorders. New innovative and experimental interventions like, "Elephant Assisted Therapy" may impact this population's treatment. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 27, 2011 All too often, individuals seeking assistance for substance abuse present with multiple issues. Unfortunately, they are quickly diagnosed and categorized, and are directed into specific treatment modalities that lack dual focus. This is particularly true for...

2010-12-07 00:00:46

The Recovery Place's new six-part video series explores the intricacies and special challenges that Rachel and Sarah have faced because of their dual diagnosis problems Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) December 6, 2010 Dual Diagnosis refers to having a psychological problem (or problems) along with an addiction to drugs and alcohol. The Recovery Place's (http://www.therecoveryplace.net) new six-part video series explores the intricacies and special challenges that Rachel and Sarah have faced...

2010-12-01 14:47:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the American Psychiatric Association, at least three percent of the United States population has a co-occurring disorder, yet only eight percent of those suffering receive specialized treatment for both their mental illness and substance abuse disorders. Kimberly Dennis, MD, a psychiatrist specializing in eating disorder and addiction treatment and Medical Director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, recommends that those...

2010-09-21 06:36:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment will celebrate those who have achieved substance abuse recovery at its Chicago West Treatment Center in a special ceremony there on September 24. "September is National Recovery Month. During this time, we are raising awareness about the disease of addiction, and spotlighting the availability of substance abuse help to those in need," said Sally Thoren, Executive Director, Chicago West. "It is wonderful to be...

2010-09-16 13:14:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Recovery Month, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center has received a proclamation from the Illinois governor, Pat Quinn, fulfilling Timberline Knolls' request to recognize the month of September 2010 as Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month; a time to celebrate the continued success of the many people in Illinois who have turned their lives around and achieved recovery, and a time focused on bettering the lives of...


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