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Understanding PTSD

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: April 23, 2021 Updated: May 6, 2021 After going through a distressing event, people may have difficulty coping with their feelings about what happened. Usually, after some time and self-care, people feel better and can leave the past event. Sometimes, the traumatic event’s effects linger for months…

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Impact of Anxiety on Drug Addiction

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: March 8, 2021 Updated: April 22, 2021 Anxiety disorders are common among people in the U.S. The reactions that anxiety prompt isn’t the same as the healthy responses your body perceives danger. Clinical anxiety is typically marked by people having unfounded fears about people or situations. It…

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Inpatient Treatment For Bipolar Disorder

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 26, 2021 Updated: April 8, 2021 Bipolar disorder is a complex mental health disorder involving manic highs and depressive symptoms. Without treatment, it can be hard to manage. Once treatment is in place, it becomes more manageable. To get to that point, some people benefit from…

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Types of Counseling For Mental Health

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: February 11, 2021 Updated: April 8, 2021 Mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder are complex. When present, they change behaviors and limit the quality of life. However, counseling can be effective. At Northern Illinois Recovery, we offer a range of options,…

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The Benefits of Individual Therapy

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 21, 2020 Updated: July 17, 2020 An individual therapy program is a form of treatment where an expert helps a single person handle personal problems they’re experiencing. It’s also called talk therapy and can be useful in controlling symptoms that may influence your well-being. Read on…

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How to Manage the Signs of Stress

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 13, 2020 Updated: April 28, 2021 Stress is part of life. As you go on with your daily life, it’s impossible to control everything according to your expectations. It’s common to experience stress, especially when you’re under pressure to achieve individual or career goals. Fear is…

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Effective Stress Management Techniques

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 11, 2020 Updated: July 17, 2020 Stress is among the unavoidable everyday situations that trail your daily life. It’s challenging to establish how many Americans have the condition because almost everyone has experienced stress at some point in life. However, it would help if you had…

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How to Overcome Anxiety Disorders

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 9, 2020 Updated: July 17, 2020 Sometimes you find yourself feeling edgy and under pressure in different life situations. For example, you may be waiting to get married or attend an important job interview. Such worries are healthy and natural as they push you to put…

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How to Help a Loved One With Anxiety

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: July 7, 2020 Updated: July 17, 2020 If you live with a loved one with anxiety, it’s crucial to understand the mental illness. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) reveals that an estimated 18% of people in the US suffer from anxiety disorders yearly. However,…

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The Brain and Depression

By Northern Illinois Recovery Northern Illinois Recovery Published: May 29, 2020 Updated: May 13, 2020 Everyone feels sad from time to time. For some people, though, the sensation endures. You lack energy and ambition; you’re less productive, and your relationships suffer. Medicine has a name for this: depression. The relationship between the brain and depression…