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Compulsive Sexual Behavior and Its Connection To Other Mental Health Disorders

Compulsive Sexual Behavior (CSB), often referred to in lay terms as sex addiction, is a condition marked by an uncontrollable urge to engage in sexual activities despite potential negative consequences. While sexual expression is a normal part of human behavior, CSB stands out due to its intensity, frequency, and the distress it causes, affecting personal, social, and occupational aspects of life.

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The Intersection of Gambling Disorder and Dual Diagnosis

Beyond the individual struggle with gambling itself lies a complex interplay of co-occurring psychiatric disorders, framing a scenario often referred to as Dual Diagnosis. This co-occurrence, where at least one psychiatric disorder exists alongside Gambling Disorder, amplifies the challenge of treatment, complicates the prognosis, and diversifies the clinical presentation of affected individuals.

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What is a Distorted Self-Image?

The phenomenon of distorted self-image emerges as a complex interplay of psychological, social, and cultural dynamics. This condition, where individuals perceive themselves in a manner

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Understanding Trauma and Trauma Responses

In response to trauma, the human body and brain are wired to activate a series of protective mechanisms—what we commonly refer to as trauma responses. These responses, including the well-documented fight, flight, freeze, and fawn reactions, are not signs of weakness or character flaws but natural, instinctual efforts to protect oneself from perceived threats.

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The Increasing Risk of Marijuana Psychosis in Teens and Adolescents

Recent years have witnessed a dramatic transformation in public attitudes toward marijuana. This has led to a significant increase in cannabis use among young populations. However, beneath the surface of this acceptance lies a troubling association: the risk of cannabis-induced psychosis, a condition that could have profound and lasting impacts on the mental health of our youth.

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