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Acute Stress Disorder vs. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Examining the differences between acute stress disorder vs. post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may seem fairly straightforward. However, as with most mental health disorders, every individual copes with intense stress differently. Acute stress disorder refers to the body’s immediate response to trauma, whereas PTSD is the long-term aftermath of trauma. It can be difficult to identify…

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What Comes First Depression or Substance Abuse?

Mental health and addiction are so intertwined that many question: what comes first, depression or substance abuse? The criteria utilized for an official diagnosis are quite similar for both. In order to unravel the mental health and addiction issues, it’s important to understand what co-occurring disorders are and how they can impact an individual’s road…

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Buspirone Interactions & Anti-Anxiety Medications

Depression and anxiety are leading causes of mental health disorders and are associated with the increased risk of morbidity, mortality, poor quality of life. These and other risk factors that can drastically increase a person’s dependency on other substances such as illicit drugs and alcohol. In some instances, anxiety can drastically increase the severity of…