Comorbidity: causes and control
According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), approximately 43.6 million Americans aged 18 and older experienced some form of mental illness. As many as 20.2 million adults had a substance use disorder in 2013, of which 7.9 million people had both a mental illness and a substance use disorder. “To help explain this comorbidity, we need to first recognize that drug addiction is a mental illness. It is a complex brain disease characterized by compulsive, at times uncontrollable drug craving, seeking, and use despite devastating consequences- behaviors that stem from drug-induced changes in brain structure and function,” says NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D.
Risk factors associated with dual diagnosis
According to NIDA, six out of 10 people who abuse drugs also have a mental illness. Having both conditions increases the intensity …
God produces our dreams in order to save us from terror and despair because we are in fact demons with a tiny human conscience. Our conscience was created by God in order to help us understand His wisdom and agree with His philosophy of life, so that we may eliminate our satanic anti-conscience by obeying His guidance.
We believed that we evolved on earth, but our satanic anti-conscience already existed, before the creation of our planet with the intention to transform its evil nature into human nature.
The demon existent in our brain generates violent, immoral, dishonest, and absurd reactions. This is why we are so absurd and our world is characterized by terror, violence, immorality, indifference, cruelty, and greed.
We have to tame the demon and transform it into a human being by doing what God shows us in our dreams and in our religion.
Now that we know …
If you have manic or hypomanic periods when you are controlled by euphoria and you don’t pay attention to various dangers, and if after a certain period of time you are immersed in an unbearable depression, this probably means that you are bipolar, but you can have cyclothymia, which is a mild mood disorder. You have to understand how serious your mental health problem really is by translating the meaning of your dreams.
Your dreams reflect your psychological system, showing you how to fight the absurdity that invades your conscience, and how much this absurdity is affecting your mind and behavior.
If you are bipolar you are controlled by your anti-conscience during the period of mania and during the period of depression. This means that your human conscience is not working. You are controlled by your wild conscience, the terrible anti-conscience, which destroyed a big portion of your conscience and …
Undoubtedly, the benefits of using these essential oils are immense, but right knowledge regarding its usage is necessary to make the best use of the product. These oils may be utilized in a daily skin care regime or for oiling hair for relaxation of the nerves, and so on.
Here is a list of essential oils that can be used to treat specific skin care purposes:
- For natural skin care – Use Lavender Oil, Rosewood, Rose, Camphor, Cypress, Rosemary, Geranium, Chamomile, Geranium Essential Oils and all Hydrosols.
- For acne treatment – Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint Oil, Manuka, Grapefruit, Mints, Sandalwood, Lavender, Thyme Linalool, Rose Geranium, Chamomile, Rosewood, Atlas Cedarwood, Palma Rosa, and Cajeput are the best.
- For blackheads removal – Essential oils like Thymus vulgaris, Coriander, Peppermint, and Lemongrass would be effective.
- For smoothening of the chapped and dry skin during winters – Patchouli, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Cajeput, Lavender, and Calendula
When going to an inpatient treatment center you will have your treatment program designed based on your needs. As you progress the program will change to reflect this. You will also meet regularly with your physician along with other medical professions as they help you get off the prescription medications.
The first part of prescription drug treatment is detoxification where you will be slowly weaned off the medications and treated for any withdrawal symptoms.
Painkiller prescription drug treatment
For these prescription medications you will be given one of three medications to help treat your withdrawal symptoms. Buprenorphine or Methadone can be continued as maintenance methods also. How long you would use them as maintenance medications would depend on how severe your dependence is. They may also use clonidine but not as a maintenance medication.
Stimulant prescription drug treatment
For the cravings you will be treated with anti-craving agents and for …
Despite how much I ate, I could not seem to gain much muscle. It was not until years later, when I became more independent and confident that I was able to rest and sleep deeper and gain more muscle weight. I could concentrate better as well. So, later I attended university and would actually remember what I was supposed to.
Rest is often ignored by those in a hurry to lose weight, gain muscle, get through school or learn to defend themselves. That is often because the adrenaline glands are stuck on high. Trust me on this one.
To support this theory, I read about a study in Montreal, Canada, in 1958, where school children were on meal programs and generally ate about the same amount of food. Fairly consistently, the children from high-stress families almost always were under-weight and tired.
Well, this was a relief as I realized that …
When applied to the skin, chamomile essential oil helps in relieving pain, inflammation and acts as an anti-microbial treatment. It can be used with carrier oil as a remedy for skin problems like wounds, burns, diaper rash and cracked nipples.
The oil is good for eczema and acne because it has anti-inflammatory properties that put an end to the pain, redness and inflammation. For inflammations, it can be mixed with Evening Primrose.
Chamomile essential oil eases rashes on the skin and reduces or prevents scarring. It calms skin irritation and at the same time moisturizes and hydrates the skin, adding a natural radiance to it. Apart from the rashes and prevention of scarring, it can be used as a remedy for sunburns. A few drops can be added to bath water for the benefits to be enjoyed.
The oil has the benefit of getting rid of dark circles …
Here are a few plant-based foods that are excellent protein sources:
- Hemp Seeds. Hemp seeds contain 10 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons, and this comes with plenty of healthy fat to help the protein absorb. Hemp seeds also contain more fiber than their hulled version called hemp hearts. You can add hemp seeds to your smoothies, use it on top of a salad or oatmeal, add it to any dessert or you can even use it to make hemp seed milk.
- Lentils. One cup of cooked lentils contains 18 grams of protein, which can already be enough for an entire meal! You can eat lentils on its own, you can add it to salads, you can even turn it into vegetarian or vegan burgers.
- Quinoa. Per cup quinoa contains 8 grams of protein, which makes it perfect to add to your meals. Use it as a substitute for
I have seen it happen repeatedly during forty years as a psychotherapist/clinical social worker. Intelligent women come to the office suffering from PTSD because they were abused by a violent lover or husband. How is it possible to be blind to the signals that this type of man is dangerous and should be avoided? More than one survivor of abuse has reported that they sensed something was wrong at the start of the relationship but then dismissed their gut reaction to being too critical or sensitive and to not giving the guy a chance. In one case a girlfriend told her to go out on their first date because he was such a nice guy. She went even though she had misgivings. Before she knew it she was in love with him. That was the start of a dark chapter in her life.
According to Author of the book, Sandra …