The Minnesota Model of Addiction Treatment – What is It, What Works, and What’s Next?

The Minnesota Model is described by McElrath in 1997 as being “inextricably interwoven with the program, practice and philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)”. The AA movement conferred the belief that alcoholism is a physical, mental and spiritual illness and developed the Twelve Steps, which outline a spiritual solution, and the concept of a fellowship where […]

How to Deal With ADHD

Adults can manage ADHD in many ways. Some of the few are mentioned below. Through Coaching Adult ADHD treatment involves more than just drugs. Medicines will help patients cope but they cannot develop skills in people because they are not manufactured to do so. Drugs may however make it easier for ADHD sufferers to learn. […]

Improve Your Well-Being – How Your Attitude to Health Can Help

What is Health? How do you define health? Is it a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being? Is it merely the absence of disease or infirmity? Or is health a resource for everyday life, rather than the objective of living; a positive concept, emphasising social and personal resources as well as physical capabilities? […]

Overcome Your Anxiety With Phosphatidylserine

Almost all of us deal with stress on a daily basis. Its clammy, familiar grip wrecks havoc on our insides: our hands get sweaty, our heart races, our stomach gets tied up in knots. None are immune. At home, at work, at school, worry can overwhelm us because stress-induced biochemical reactions are often beyond our […]

Psychosocial Management of Bipolar Disorder: Methodology of Performing a Systematic Review

This article is deliberately divided in to subsections to discuss the topic thoroughly and systematically. Methodology In this article the author details how a researcher should conduct a systematic review of bipolar disorder. This will help future reviewers to conduct their reviews according to the most scientific standards of the day. Review Methods In contrast […]

The State of the Mental Health Care System in the US

The crisis has spread to everywhere and even when signs of recovery are spotted here and there we are not out of the storm yet. Actually, we may have to wait for one or two more years to be back to “normal”. The Mental Health Care System is no exception to this and is being […]

Phobia Treatment

A phobia is an irrational or intense fear of either an activity, a situation, a place, a person, an object or animal, but the good news is that there is a Phobia Treatment available for most phobias. Phobias shouldn’t be confused with simple fears, such as being afraid of a lion as that is a […]

Bipolar Disorder in Children – A Call For Caution

Introduction Most treatment professionals working with children and adolescents are acutely aware of the rise in the rate at which children and adolescents, but most significantly pre-pubescent children, are being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. While estimates vary from article to article, it is interesting to note several recently reported statistics. The New York Times, in […]

CBT Can Help Manage Social Anxiety Symptoms

It is common for many to feel anxious or nervous during a public performance or social get-together. While it can be a normal response for those who experience it occasionally, it can be an indication of underlying mental health condition (called social anxiety disorder (SAD) or social phobia) for those who experience it more frequently. […]