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Cognitive Reconstructing negative thoughts

Cognitive Restructuring for Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Major Depressive Disorder by Dr. Rebecca Wang-Harris

  Cognitive restructuring is an effective therapeutic technique for negative thoughts, which can be used alone or in conjunction with medication therapy, to help a client with identifying, understanding, and gaining control over ruminating and self-defeating thought patterns.  This technique can be applied to the cognitive symptoms which are common among those who have Post-Traumatic …

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5 Rewarding Career Options for Those Interested in Psychology by Alice Palmer

Psychology is a field of study that intrigues a lot of people at one point or another. However, it is also such a broad subject that it’s not always clear what it leads to. There is not a single, direct career path that stems from psychology. This doesn’t mean that there aren’t options, however, so …

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The Risks of Benzodiazepine Withdrawal and Treatment

Benzodiazepines fall under the class of medication called anxiolytics. They are considered schedule IV controlled substances that doctors can prescribe for several conditions. These medications can prove helpful in treating anxiety, insomnia, seizures, and more. Sometimes they can even be prescribed for off-label use, based on the guidance of a physician. However, the problem is …

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Choosing Your Therapeutic Path: Counseling & Medication Management or Going It Alone

When it comes to breaking the cycle of addiction, one of the first choices is accepting help. It is possible to beat addiction independently, but various therapeutic paths exist, such as using medication management with licensed, professional assistance. Going It Alone Going it alone without counseling or medication management in your therapeutic path can be a …

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Psychotherapy for Benzodiazepine Dependence & Mental Health by Dr. Rebecca Wang-Harris

As a Mental Health Therapist and Developmental Psychologist with 28 years of experience in the field, I have worked predominantly with clients diagnosed and conducted psychotherapy on various Substance Dependence Disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  …

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Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Risk & Treatment

Benzodiazepines fall under the class of medication called anxiolytics. They are considered schedule IV controlled substances that doctors can prescribe for several conditions. These medications can prove helpful in treating anxiety, insomnia, seizures, benzodiazepine withdrawal, and more. Sometimes they can even be prescribed for off-label use, based on the guidance of a physician. However, the …

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Medically Assisted Benzodiazepine Taper Program

More common than you think and not nearly discussed enough, Benzodiazepine abuse is an epidemic. According to WebMD, if left untreated, abusing Benzodiazepines can negatively impact your relationships, career, and physical and emotional health. Don’t risk it! Benzodiazepines come in many forms but are best known for their usage: they are tranquilizers. These drugs act …

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