Substance Abuse & Mental Health Blog

What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

What is BPD? In the past, numerous mental health experts deemed it challenging to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD), often believing there weren't effective solutions. However, today's understanding confirms that BPD is treatable. Borderline [...]

2023-10-06T14:53:23-04:00October 2nd, 2023|

What Is Bipolar Schizoaffective Disorder?!

Living with a mental illness can be difficult, primarily if professionals can't accurately diagnose or treat your condition. Schizoaffective disorder is one of the most misdiagnosed mental illnesses in the United States. According to [...]

2023-09-26T11:18:03-04:00September 20th, 2023|

Treatment Options for Rapid Cycling Bipolar

Navigating Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder Navigating the complexities of rapid-cycling bipolar disorder can be challenging. Did you know that rapid cycling episodes can occur four or more times within a year? At Alta Loma [...]

2023-10-16T15:13:28-04:00September 10th, 2023|

Explaining the 3 Clusters of Personality Disorders

Within the domain of personality disorders, symptoms and similar disorder characteristics are grouped into three distinct clusters, with each cluster tied together by an overarching theme. People with these disorders experience the symptoms no matter [...]

2023-09-25T19:01:29-04:00August 24th, 2023|

Schizoaffective Disorder and Schizophrenia

Understanding the nuances between schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder is a cornerstone of mental illness. While overlapping in many aspects, these conditions have distinctive features that influence diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions. As you journey with [...]

2023-09-25T19:06:58-04:00August 12th, 2023|

Early Warning Signs of PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be challenging to struggle with. Over time, symptoms change and evolve, and many individuals do not get the help they need until years after PTSD symptoms start. Early intervention is [...]

2023-07-19T14:35:39-04:00July 19th, 2023|

Dual Diagnosis: Why Is It So Common?

Understanding what dual diagnosis is and the support available is crucial for those navigating this complicated condition. Unlike traditional mental health problems or substance use disorders, dual diagnosis involves both and can often lead [...]

2023-07-19T12:38:24-04:00July 6th, 2023|

How Can Bipolar Disorder Affect You Physically?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by depressive episodes alternating with periods of mania. These episodes can affect many systems in your body, so it’s essential to understand the physical changes associated [...]

2023-09-25T19:08:27-04:00June 21st, 2023|
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