The Reason Why You Are Mentally Ill And The Solution You Need

Wish I could tell you that your dreams usually show you how intelligent you are and how happy you will be in the future.

However, I have to tell you the bitter truth I could discover, even though it is more than unpleasant. Only the truth can help you become really intelligent and prepare a better future for you.

So, do not be naïve. Everything is hard.

I had to continue Carl Jung's research by deliberately obeying the unconscious guidance in my dreams in order to discover that the unconscious mind is in fact God's mind.

I also had to discover the existence of a primitive conscience in the human brain (which I named anti-conscience because it attempts to destroy our conscience) in order to clarify and simplify Carl Jung's complicated and obscure method of dream interpretation, and learn how to prevent and cure mental illnesses faster than him.

I had to verify that the anti-conscience sends hallucinations, blackouts, panic attacks, and many other unbearable symptoms to our conscience with the intent to damage our capacity to think logically because I had to understand how it attacks our conscience when it manages to destroy a big portion of the conscious field.

I had to learn how to fight the anti-conscience and win this battle in order to show you how you can do the same thanks to the information you have in your dreams. You depend on this knowledge in order to eliminate your satanic anti-conscience and become a mentally healthy, wise, and sensitive human being.

Even if your anti-conscience will never manage to destroy your conscience and generate unbearable symptoms, it will surely cause numerous problems to your mental health, it will ruin numerous aspects of your life, it will generate accidents, it will be responsible for the formation of physical diseases, and it will block your spiritual evolution.

Now that you know that there is a demon in your brain you have to be serious and protect your human side. You can not simply disregard this fact.

You obviously want to be human. However, the truth is that you are a monster. The demon that lives in your brain is your primitive self. So, the demon is not someone else.

This demon is who you really are, but God does not let you see that you are a demon in order to transform you into a human being.

God grant you a human conscience to help you stop being a monster and desire to be a human being, hiding from you your satanic origin in order to help you believe that you can become a perfect human being, and even attain sanctity.

If you knew from the beginning of your life that you were a demon you would never try to learn the meaning of goodness. You had to believe that you are human in order to become a true human being.

God showed me the truth about our satanic origin and He taught me how to eliminate our satanic anti-conscience because now that humanity has scientific knowledge we can understand our psychological problems.

Now that we have already lived so many years believing that we are human and wanting to be human, we can discover the existence of a demon in our brain and fight our anti-conscience without doubting that we are able to attain sanctity.

God chose me and prepared me to discover everything I'm showing you because I was very strong and I needed this knowledge in order to prevent schizophrenia. Anyone could be in my place. I was very lucky because I had access to this knowledge without describing it.

However, I had to deal with more than many very difficult and unnecessary problems in order to continue Carl Jung's research and transmit this knowledge to the world. I still have to prove many things to the materialistic, violent, immoral, and greedy world without using the methods used by those who imposes their statements. So, I'm sure that nobody envies my privilege.

The fact that I was the first one to have access to superior knowledge and discover that we are demons with a tiny human conscience was a very painful privilege.

However, I understood that I had the moral obligation to do everything that God demanded from me because I really was very, very strong. I could not pretend that I was weak. God knew who I was better than me.

You are strong too, but you do not want to work.

I was lazier than you. The only things I liked to do in my life was to write, read, design, play the piano, and study. Nothing else. Everything else was very tiring for me.

If someone as lazy as I used to be could learn how to work hard doing what was incompetent but necessary, this means that anyone else can do the same.

This is not as tiring as it seems to be. Everything depends on your mindset.

You have the moral obligation to use your conscience in order to understand the difference between good and evil, and you must prefer to be a good person in order to become really human. This is how you will acquire sound mental health that lasts forever.

Your moral obligation is your protection and your salvation.

Your goodness is more important for your mental health than anything else. You must become a humble, patient, sincere, generous, and calm human being.

This is not a simple matter for you because you have inherited a violent, immoral, and cruel anti-conscience, which occupations the largest part of your brain.

Your tiny human conscience is only a spot, but you can develop your conscience and completely eliminate the demon if you will understand that you have to obey God's guidance in order to be cured.

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Tips On Dealing With Negative People

I do the best I can every day to avoid negative people / situations as sometimes I still work very hard in my life to stay positive. I can not knowingly allow myself to be around people who are negative and drain me energetically. Sometimes, for me, this is catastrophic to my mental and then physical well-being. Here are a few tricks that help me keep the negativity out of my life.

In dealing with Negative People, the teacher in me will sometimes try to show them another perspective to looking at a situation or problem in a more positive light. This clearly does not always work, because, everyone's journey is different. In the case of someone not being sufficient enough to look at another angle, I realize that I do not need to have any more words on the subject, as they will not help this person just yet anyway. I am, however, very grateful to have had teachers in my life who have shown me different perspectives on the negative side of the world. I realize that there are very many ways of looking at things in life to keep yourself in a positive place. What I've learned through my life is that my trials and tribulations in the world, while sometimes very ugly and painful, have made me who I am. These negative life lessons have made me a stronger person and I do truly believe that I can handle anything the world throws at me. I've always been on the side of optimism, and not pessimism, because that's what's best for my well-being.

I listen to my mind and body as to how someone makes me 'feel'. If I do not feel happy, positive, and uplifted while in someone's presence, I try to avoid that person or situation as much as possible. I do realize that, again, everyone is on their own personal journey and they may not be in the same place in the journey as I am, and that's truly OK. It's taken me quite some time to learn to look at a person or situation and realize that I can not change anyone but myself in any given situation. And that's the best I can do for me! I do now love my self enough to recognize people who are toxic for me and my well-being, and do something about it. If avoidance is an issue, and just can not be done, I will try to remember to protect my energy with the 'White Light of Protection' visualization. I say try, because I am human, and I forget sometimes that I need to protect myself. This is my journey of self love.

I wear grounding and protective crystals, like Black Tourmaline. Black Tourmaline can repel, and block negative energies within a person or space. You can also use it with an intention as a cleansing and purifying system to transmute any heavy energy into a lighter frequency. This is also one of the crystals that I felt was so important, I used it when designing the LHE '7 in 1' Chakra Balancing Crystal Bracelet!

Lastly, ask the person to 'say something positive'. Not only does this help someone to realize that their behavior is very negative, but also maybe you'll help them see that there are other ways to looking at things without having to be so negative and such a downer. I used to do this at work all of the time and it always worked like a charm. If someone was unhappy about something in particular and is being rude about it, I try not to apologize to them about it for two reasons: The first reason is that I know that I did the best that I could to diffuse the situation; and secondly, I will not excuse or validate rude behavior with an apology. I have, however, thanked people for their patience while they were being so rude. This usually tends to help them see that their behavior is unacceptable and ends in an apology from them. Try it sometimes! It's actually pretty fun seeing yourself turn around the negativity!

There's my two cents for now! If even just one of the above things can help diffuse a negative person or situation for your well-being, I'm happy !!

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Understanding How Mind Wandering Leads to Mental Disorders

As random access memory (RAM) decides to a great extent the way a computer will perform, working memory of an individual helps him or her in accomplishing the daily goals in both private and professional life. Since the part of the brain is responsible for working memory also helps enhance focus and concentration levels, a good working memory assists a person in memorizing everything that he or she needs to remember. But when the mind starts to wander, one loses direction and faces challenges in staying on a task until its completion.

Scientists from the University of British Columbia (UBC) recently reviewed the results of a mind-wandering research published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience to find a new framework for understanding mental disorders. The study uses the concept of the wandering mind and the “stream of consciousness” for understanding mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Role of free, constrained thoughts in triggering mental illness

Many a time, the mind tends to wander and notices other things while trying to focus on a particular task. It has been observed that people spend most of their waking hours thinking about something that has no connection with what they are doing, which makes them unhappy. According to Kalina Christoff, lead author of the study and a professor at UBC's department of psychology, “Sometimes the mind moves freely from one idea to another, but at other times it keeps coming back to the same idea, drawn by some worry or emotion “Understanding what makes thought free and what makes it constrained is crucial because it can help us understand how thoughts move in the minds of those diagnosed with mental illness.”

Similarly, the spontaneous movement of thoughts can be curtailed by both automatic and deliberate constraints. Whether it is creativity or dreaming, both are spontaneous activities. As per the study, dreaming is associated with very low or no deliberate constraints and medium to low automatic constraints. In creative thinking, however, the thought process constantly shifts between the liberal and automatic constraints. For example, while writing a story or a poem, the deliberate sentence ensures that the writer sticks to the rules of grammar and writing.

Mind wandering can be a cause of unhappiness

According to Zachary Irving, one of the co-authors of the study and a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, the framework of mind wandering could be of immune help to psychologists since it could help them gain insights into the nature of mental illnesses. As per the researchers, mental disorders like ADHD, depression and anxiety are seen as an extension of the “normal variation of thinking.”

The study also revealed that the mind is an amalgamation of ADHD mind, which enables a person to think creatively, and the anxious mind, which helps a person to concentrate on things that are personally important to him or her.

In a 2010 research , published in the journal Science, the researchers found that most people spend 46.9 percent of their waking time thinking about something other than what they are currently engaged in, and that this mind wandering is a major source of unhappiness.

Mental disorders are treatable

With the increased acceptance of mental illness as a disorder that needs immediate attention and care, a large number of people are now becoming proactive towards the issue. However, there remains a need to increase awareness about mental disorders and their treatments. One can use time-tested methods such as mindfulness therapy and talk therapy to control his or her wandering mind that is often a root cause of several mental ailments.

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Relaxing Into Independence

The lazy days of summer are upon us, and I have just returned from a well-earned vacation. On my return, and to my surprise, the slow pace of timelessness, which I experienced on vacation, was quickly departing like a rainbow fading into the mist after a soft rain. As a result, I found myself saying, “I must reconnect with my inner non-doer while still accomplishing all the goals that I want to make happen.”

This state of non-duality has often been referred to as the “Zen Mind.” From this Zen state of mind a peaceful, happy and an open presence greets all that crosses my path. Hurrying and stressing are the opposite of this. After all, the goal of my vacation was to come back home to myself and to rekindle my magical inner child. Being able to laugh at the little challenges that life brings helps me to stay in the present moment and find peaceful and clear solutions to situations that arise.

For instance my car radiator broke on my first drive after getting off the plane. I could not believe it! Yet, this is what life does. Little detours will come along to give us the opportunity to strengthen that inner peace. After a brief minute of accessing the situation and feeling frustrated that I could not drive my car, I was able to shift my attitude and focus towards finding a mobile mechanic. I resumed my connection to the inner peaceful grid, and all worked out well.

Although my car was not finished being repaired until 10 pm that night, I regained my Zen mind enough to find gratitude in an unexpected situation and to remember that life is not just for survival, it is for living joyfully.

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Healing One’s Wounded Inner Child Through Therapy to Live a Happy Life

An adult exposed to trauma, violence, misuse and neglect as a child is more likely to drift towards substance abuse or suffer from mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, and body dysmorphic disorder in the later years. Health care providers often cite that maladjusted and dysfunctional adulthood is the consequence of childhood victimization.

Adults who have been neglected or abused as a child usually put their “inner wounded child” to sleep, while they carry on with their day-to-day activities. While they seem normal most days, there are times when the wounded child comes to the fore and wreak havoc on their mental health. Unresolved childhood psychological issues have a tendency to erupt all of a sudden. They are like the many-headed Hydra, of the Greek mythology that raises a new head every time one is cut or put to sleep.

The “wounded child” is a term given to the psychological baggage that a person carries with assets in early childhood victimization. The wounded inner child makes a person extremely vulnerable to criticism and prone to fits of anxiety, depression and guilt. Without being aware, the trauma spills into adulthood and the person adopts maladaptive practices to soothe the inner child. For example, a woman who has seen her mother being battered by her father could find herself drifting into unsteady relationships with men with narcissistic tendencies. Or she could form the opinion that all men are abusive and, therefore, unworthy of being a mate. Either way, both the patterns of behavior are disruptive and could significantly impair the way one views life.

Therapies to treat childhood trauma

With regular therapy, it is possible to find the root cause of the trauma. Some of the best therapies for treating the inner child are as follows:

EMDR: The trauma of childhood abuse can manifest as flashbacks, sweating and panic attacks. It could be highly debilitating and could end up isolating an individual. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), much in vogue nowdays, is used commonly by psychiatrists for relieving the pain of trauma. EMDR therapy engages both the right and the left hemispheres of the brain.

Chair work : In the empty chair technique, the patient is asked to sit across a chair and question a relative or a parent about their unresolved issues such as shaming or neglect, etc., which reflected in low self-esteem and confidence in adulthood. Alternately, the person could also be asked to reverse roles and sit in the chair. The empty chair therapy has much in common with another hugely popular therapy – gestalt therapy. Thanks to the chair therapy, many adults have been able to express their inner feelings and open up to healing. Because of this therapy many patients have been able to talk openly about their aversion, their delusions, and finally their disgust at the way they were manhandled and treated as a child. Confroning such feelings and letting them out in the open, helps the process of healing and also help gain a new perspective on how one is functioning.

Schema therapy: Children who grow up in an environment of abuse and neglect exhibit poor coping patterns. Antisocial personalities, self-destructive tendencies, distorted opinions about self are common in such adults. Schema therapy which incorporates elements of cognitive and attachment therapies is known to be extremely effective in reaching out to the inner “wounded child.”

Healing leads to a fulfilling life

A person who has understood that the root cause of his seemingly irrational behavior is an unresolved childhood trauma is more empowered than one who is not. Childhood traumas, affect both the adolescent's and the child's health. It is also responsible for low self-esteem, alienation and a host of anxiety disorders that could manifest in one's adulthood, if not resolved on time.

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Cell Phone and Cyberbullying Are Leading Causes of Mental Illness in Children

“Looking back, some of the happiest moments of my childhood were spent with my arm in packets of breakfast cereal, rootling around for a free gift.” – Craig Brown

The renovated English critic and satirist has written about the unalloyed joys of childhood and how an unexpected freebie was more delightful than the most precious gifts received as grown-ups. Back then, childhood and adolescence mean picnics, playing in the mud and spending long hours under the sun. Children were freer and more productive than they are now. With the advent of social media, young people are more likely to be glued to their or parents' laptop and mobile phones, uploading photographs, chatting with strangers and keeping a check on what their friends are doing.

Children are quite different nowdays. Social media has made them wiser beyond their tender years, but they are unaware of the dangers. There are bullies who masquerade as friends. Hangouts like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are the easiest means for finding preys to feed their narcissistic egos.

Studies in the past have pointed out that cyberbullying is widespread among adolescents with unsupervised access to cell phones and social media platforms. A recent study, titled “Cell Phone Ownership and Cyberbullying in 8-11 Year Olds: New Research,” has revealed that a significant 9.5 percent of children in third, fourth and fifth grades were victims of cyberbullying. The researchers examined data of 4,584 students between 2014 and 2016 and found that third and fourth graders who owned cellphones were at a greater risk of becoming victims. The findings were presented on September 18 at the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition in Chicago.

Impact of cyberbullying on young minds

It all starts with an innocent comment on someone's photo like “you look fat” or “you look silly.” Used by a cyberbully to test the waters, such posts may soon exacerbate into a full-fledged attack on the victim, and friends and acquaintances within the social group join in. Harassed people withdrew their post and draw into a shell. Further victimization could lead to trauma and suicidal thoughts. Children who have been blamed on social media could consider themeless useless and undeserving of any love, respect or attention, all of which could affect their mental health and brain development.

Cyberbullying can take many forms, including the act of demeaning the victim. Some of the commonest forms are:

  • Ganging up on online forums and harassment the individual by posting lewd comments and pictures.
  • Disclosing personal information about a child. Children are extremely vulnerable when their secrets are revealed on a social platform.
  • Spreading false stories to victimize the child. The bully could use this as a means to prove his / her superiority. The psychological impact of rumor mongering can be severe.
  • Excluding the person from a common chat or forum and making him / her the butt of their jokes. Social exclusion can cause the child to question his or her self-identity. Prolonged isolation could lead to depression and even suicidal ideation.

Even cyberbullies may also suffer from mental health disorders. It is not just the one who is bullied, perpetrators of online harassment are also at an increased risk of developing personality disorders later. Most bullies have narcissistic personality traits. Their chances of developing an anti-social personality as adults or getting drawn into the vicious cycle of substance use disorder are inordinarily high.

Road to recovery

In today's changing times, cell phones are a necessity. The basic idea behind providing young children with cell phones is ensuring their safety and helping guardians reach out to them in times of need. However, unrestricted and unmonitored access can be damaging. Parents and families play a pivotal role in educating the child about the perils of social media and encouraging them to adopt healthier lifestyle practices.

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Anxiety May Lead to SUD and Vice Versa – Dealing With Double Whammy

Anxiety disorders are among the common mental health conditions that impact lives of millions of Americans. It is a highly disabling disorder that can restrict an individual from living a healthy life and performing daily activities with enthusiasm. The illness puts a reasonable amount of strain on an individual's personal and professional life by diminishing psychological and physiological capacities.

Anxiety disorders impact almost 40 million Americans aged 18 or older. This translates into a significant 18.1 percent of the adult population. There are various kinds of anxiety disorders, such as social anxiety disorder (SAD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and phobia. An untreated anxiety disorder can lead to substance abuse. Given below are few scenarios where a person with an anxiety-related condition develops a substance use disorder (SUD) or vice versa:

  • Self-mediation brings relief to such people from fearful thoughts and excessive worry about impending events.
  • Prolonged use of a drug changes brain chemistry that alters the way one behaves, thinks and feels.
  • People suffering from social phobia are often prescribed benzodiazepines, which are addictive in nature. Prolonged and consistent use beyond the doctor's advice results in one getting used in the cycle of abuse and addiction.

Effective remedies

The chances of delayed diagnosis and treatment or misdiagnosis of co-occurring disorders are high due to the complexity and severity of the symptoms. A patient might be treated just for one condition while the other remains hidden. In order to provide complete relief and make the recovery long-lasting, it is imperative to treat the co-occurring disorders simultaneously. Undiagnosed, untreated or insufficiently raised cases increase the likelihood of suicide and death.

For a long time, tranquilizers like benzodiazepines were considered the apt treatment for anxiety. In some cases, even antidepressants are prescribed. Although both anxiety and depression are distinct mental health conditions, both revolve around serotonin, the mood regulator hormone. Currently, the most common medications for anxiety disorders include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) and older tricyclic antidepressants.

Apart from medications, there are various therapies that are beneficial in treating co-occurring disorders, such as:

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT is a combination of psychotherapy and behavioral therapy. Its goal is to identify and understand the root cause of the problem, and improve the way one thinks and behaves.

Eye movement and desensitization reprocessing (EMDR): It is a revolutionary therapy which is highly effective in the treatment of patients with a trauma or past anxiety. The therapy is based on bilateral stimulation and right / left eye movements, which have the effect of activating the opposite sides of the brain. In the process, emotional experiences that are often the root of a mental health condition are released. The effect is cathartic and the individual sounds free.

Mindfulness: Mindfulness therapy is related to the Zen philosophy of being in the present instead of dwelling either in the future or in the past. Living in the future is the root cause of anxiety and depression, whereas being obsessed with the past is stressful. When a person is mindful, he / she stays active, becomes aware of the surroundings and takes into account current experiences without taking stress by anticipating what lies ahead.

Co-occurring disorders are treatable

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), only a third of people with anxiety disorders seek medical assistance. Anxiety disorders are treatable, provided one seeks timely help. If delayed, it may give rise to an SUD, leading to a more complicated condition – dual diagnosis. It is even more important to treat co-occurring disorders using an integrated approach that requires collaboration across disciplines. This can help in reduction cost of hospitalization and those related to loss of productivity, and improve the overall quality of life.

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The Explanations I Found After Continuing Jung’s Research

Why should a mother have strange thoughts about killing her adored baby?

Why should a man be induced to be violent in order to protect him because he thinks that there was a strange invasion from aliens in our planet?

These thoughts are far from being based on logical thinking, and they have an evil character.

Until today we could not explain the formation of absurd thoughts independently of our will, which ruin our reasoning system. Today we know that they are sent by our anti-conscience to our conscience.

The scientific method of dream interpretation discovered by Carl Jung helped us understand why we have absurd thoughts and feelings, why we acquire invincible mental illnesses, and why we commit terrible crimes.

There is craziness a priori in the human brain. In other words, there is a serial killer in everyone's brain, since everyone inherits a satanic anti-conscience.

Sometimes this monster is buried in our psyche, but it always manages to invade our conscience when we have traumatic experiences.

Therefore, it attempts to generate traumatic experiences.

The anti-conscience causes small and big accidents, and many other misfortunes, coupled sending numerous absurd thoughts to our conscience all the time.

When it manages to destroy a big portion of our conscience, it starts sending us unbearable sensations, panic attacks, blackouts, and hallucinations.

How can we fight this monster?

First of all we must prevent the destruction of our conscience through dream translation. We have to protect our human side and believe in the importance of goodness. We can not let the demon become more powerful and destroy a big portion of our conscience.

When our anti-conscience manages to destroy a large portion of our conscience and send us unbearable symptoms of craziness there is no cure.

When our conscience already was partially destroyed we could recover it only if we will obey God's guidance in our dreams.

Many people stopped having unbearable symptoms by obeying God's guidance in their dreams. I saw this miracle happening many times, and I lived it myself, since I had to fight the worst attacks of my anti-conscience after discovering its existence.

God knows how to cure our very absurd brain.

Now we know that our satanic anti-conscience generates the terrible symptoms of craziness and numerous negative, absurd, stupid, repetitive, violent, immoral, and immature thoughts.

So, we can understand the importance of our obedience to God's guidance in our dreams and in our religion. Our satanic anti-conscience is very dangerous.

Not everyone faces the worst symptoms generated by the anti-conscience because many people have a stronger conscience and better life conditions, but the truth is that we have a terrible enemy in our own brain and we have to transform it into a human being. Otherwise, it will ruin our reasoning system and our lives.

Since it is constantly trying to destroy the conscience that prevails it from acting, the anti-conscience is a bomb trying to explode and destroy the thin conscious cover that controls its actions.

We must obey God's guidance in order to fight and tame our anti-conscience. God is the only one who knows the information we need in order to stop being controlled by our evil self.

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What Does Society’s Approach To Mental Health Problems Have In Common With Child Abuse?

For a long time, mental and emotional problems were typically overlooked, and this has changed in recent years. A lot of money is now being sent to help people who are suffering in this way.

A Mixed Response

Still, this is not to say that everyone is happy with what is taking place; there are people who are still not getting the help that they need. Along with this, there are people who are getting help but it is not having the desired effect.

One way of looking at all this would be to say that this is just the beginning and as time passes, it will gradually improve. Let face it, it's as not as if anything changes overnight – it takes time.

From One Extreme to Another

When someone starts something for the first time, they can end up becoming obsessed with it. There would then have been a time when what they were doing did not cross their mind and now this has changed.

In the same way, there was a time when society did not think about mental and emotional problems and now this has also changed. And while it might not be accurate to say that society is now obsessed with these kinds of problems, there is evidence to suggest that it has gone too far.

The New Normal

For example, if someone experienced anxiety or depression from time to time and they were to reach out for help, they could have told that this is just part of life. At the same time, they could end up being told that they have 'mental health' problems.

When this takes place, it could be said that what it means to be human is being redefined. Ultimately, there is not going to be anything wrong with them, but they will be treated as though this is not the case.

A Fine Line

What this shows is that there is a fine line between helping someone and causing them harm. The therapist / mental health professional may have good intentions, but that does not mean that they are having a positive effect.

As Samuel Johnson ounce said, “Hell is paved with good intentions.” Therefore, just because someone believes that they are having a positive effect, it does not mean that they are.

Creating problems

So, while there are going to be people out there who have legitimate problems, there are going to be others who do not. But due to being misdiagnosed, for instance, they can come to believe that there is something wrong with them.

When in reality, they are simply experiencing things that just about every other person on the planet experiences. And, if they were to go back a few thousand years, it is definitely to be any different.

Life Has Changed

Now, if someone believes that human beings only experience anxiety and depression if they have mental health problems, they could say that they are no longer need to experience life in this way. This could show that they believe that human beings should feel good all the time.

Not only would this lead to a very shallow existence, it would also cause human beings to be out of balance. Being able to experience both sides of the emotional spectrum is what gives life meaning.

Two Sides

Clearly, if one experience a lot of anxiety it is going to be a challenge for them to function; but if they could no longer experience anxiety, their life is not necessarily going to be any better. Through being able to experience anxiety, it will allow them to prepare for future events and to avoid going to places that might put their life at risk, for instance.

Depression is no different in this regard, as when someone sucks from depression their life can be unbearable. And at the same time, when someone has the ability to lower their mood, it can give them the ability to solve complex problems.

Do not Throw the Baby Out With the Bath Water

To say that these emotional experiences are bad can be seen as what happens when someone engages in black and white thinking. This takes less energy, but it can cause someone to miss out on a lot of valuable information.

Another part of society's approach to mental health problems is that the individual will often be seen as the one with the problem. It is then going to be as though this person is separate from their environment.

Business as Usual

And, through focusing on the individual, there is then no reason for society as a whole to change. Whereas in reality, this person is simply a product of their environment and if they have problems, it shows that something is not right.

What adds weight to this is that it's not just a useful of people who have mental problems; this is something that affects thousands and thousands of people. Through having this approach, there is no reason for the people at the top to actually deal with the real problems.

Child Abuse

This is then similar to what happens when a child is playing up at home or at school, for instance. The child's parents can believe that the child is the one with the problem, and end up taking them to see a psychologist.

Perhaps the child does have a problem, but then again, this child could just have a reflection of what is taking place in their family system. When the child is at home, they could be getting abused and / or neglected, and this means that their behavior could simply be a cry for help.

Conclusion

What this assurances is how important it is to look at the big picture, as this will make it easier to understand what is going on. From there, something can actually be done about what is taking place.

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Common Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse That Go Hand in Hand

Mental disorders and substance use disorders (SUDs) are conditions very different from one another, albeit often occurring together. The degree to which they complement each other is disturbing and individuals who are challenged by both have a difficult time managing the symptoms of these conditions together. When these two conditions develop in a person, it is called co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis.

The sunset of mental disorders and SUDs does not happen at once. A person who is struggling with psychological stressors may self-medicate himself or herself as a coping strategy, thus leading to dual diagnosis. Or, individuals addicted to substances like alcohol and drugs may suffer a worsened mental state, causing the development of dormant and undercoming mental illnesses.

Although the conditions categorized under co-occurring disorders are vast, dual diagnosis is a specific term to describe the state of a person who is experiencing a mental disorder and an SUD in parallel. Regardless of which condition developed first, dual diagnosis is a definite and complicated condition to live with.

Common types of co-occurring disorders

Oftentimes, many individuals who experience a debilitating psychiatric disorder also struggle with substance use. Although there are various forms of dual diagnosis, some are more common than the others. Given below are some of the dual diagnosis combinations that occur commonly:

  • Depression and heroin: When a person uses heroin, he or she experiences a surge in the level of dopamine that causes a euphoric high. Individuals grappling with the challenges of depression may seek drug to lift their mood as a self-medication measure. However, frequent heroin use is associated with less production of dopamine in the brain and changes in neurotransmitter activities that can prevent a person from being happy when they are not on the drug. This is also a major risk factor for developing depression.
  • Anxiety disorders and cocaine: Cocaine is a stimulant that makes the user feel euphoric and all-powerful. However, cocaine dependence is linked to the development of various anxiety disorders. Some of the effects of cocaine use entail paranoia, suspicion, insomnia, violent behavior, hallucinations, etc. These symptoms lead to the development of chronic anxiety and anxiety disorders among cocaine users even when they are not on the drug.
  • Schizophrenia and marijuana: Schizophrenia and marijuana abuse often go hand in hand. Individuals with schizophrenia often risk the development of substance abuse as they encounter countless hardships while grappling with the various challenges of their condition. Although it is still unclear why people suffering from schizophrenia abuse marijuana, there are evidence suggesting increased coexistence of both. When these individuals use marijuana, it generally aggravates their symptoms. Similarly, a person who uses marijuana often is intolerable to experiencing sensations similar to a schizophrenic episode and risks the danger of triggering any under symptoms.
  • PTSD and opioids: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition of the brain that causes flashbacks of a traumatic event, such as a severe accident, sexual or physical abuse, death of a loved one, natural calamities, etc. PTSD can occur even in the scenarios where someone other than the individual is not in danger. Since individuals with PTSD display the signs of hyperarousal, avoidance, flashbacks and nightmares, they may rely on drugs and alcohol to self-medicate themselves. However, the abuse of opioids is more pronounced among these individuals. This is due to the potential of opioids to alleviate pain and incite euphoric effects. Similarly, individuals who abuse opioids display characteristics akin to the symptoms of PTSD during drug use and withdrawal.

Path to recovery

Despite being different from each other, substance abuse and mental disorders are responsible for triggering each other. The co-occurrence of both the conditions can make treatment quiet challenging and troublesome. To effectively treat such comorbid diseases, it is essential to ensure that both the disorders are treated simultaneously.

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How Triggers Impact Mental Health

Most of the psychological triggers are caused by external events, circumstances and stimulus, such as sight, sound and smell. Some of these triggers can invoke the feeling of distress and flashbacks of traumatic events. Although most of the triggers are innocuous in nature, some of them can turn quite threatening. Because of their innate tendency to evoke traumatic memories and emotions, it can turn more challenging for people to wrestle with these triggers. More than a warning bell, it can turn into an obstacle capable of instilling fear and inhibitions.

Psychological triggers along individuals coping with addiction and psychiatric illnesses are more likely to induce the feelings of anxiety, panic, discouragement, or other uncomfortable states of emotion. Moreover, the exposure to these triggers increase the risk of re-engaging in unhealthy behaviors and negative thinking among people with mental disorders.

Therefore, it is essential to know the ins and outs of these triggers. By developing the ability to identify triggers and implementing measures to reduce their impact on life, a person can significantly dissuade the aggravation of the symptoms of psychiatric diseases in the long run. In fact, triggers can influence moods and behaviors even among individuals not affected by mental disorders.

Although a person can not predict, identify and avoid all triggers, building effective coping mechanisms can prevent negative effects by strengthening a person's ability to exercise control over them.

Although reacting to triggers is a normal thing, one should keep this point in mind that most reactions are built subconsciously over a long period of time. Some forms of coping are very maladaptive in nature that can cause a person to be in a constant state of anxiety and distress. This is not only worsens his or her mental health symptoms, but also prevent him or her from exploring more adaptive ways to deal with their triggers.

Understanding how triggers work

As such, a person's reaction to triggers is not understood well. However, it is believed to emanate from the sensory memories and the formation of habits. When a person perceives patterns that resemble his or her traumatic experiences, it is very likely that he or she is probably already responding to a trigger. After certain time of the tragic event, the person's efforts to cope with the incident coerces him or her to form certain habits.

Most of the times, these habits are not beneficial to the person and over time it can become deeply ingrained or his or her second nature. Such individuals are unquestionably to be aware of the psychological impact of their natural reaction and the habits they demonstrate, especially when the trauma is fresh in their mind. Therefore, it is essential to keep a check on one's potential triggers to avoid serious consequences, particularly on mental health.

Among various types of mental disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has a large number of psychological triggers. Some of the negative life experiences, such as death, injury, sexual assault or other debilitating events, can lead to the onset of PTSD in people. When the brain links certain sight, sound, smell, circumstances and places to the sensory memories of the tragic event, it could potentially trigger his or her memories of that incident and coerce him or her to relive it again.

Triggers also play a crucial role in dictating the chances of a relapse among individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). People with mental health problems and SUD aware of their unique triggers for relapse should plan their day to avoid some places or people that can reignite distress and cravings.

Correspondingly, they could find ways to controlling their thought so that their mind and body does not give in to the pressure of a trigger. It is unlawful that a person will be able to stay away from his or her triggers at all times, but it could significantly reduce the hardwiring of their negative automatic responses.

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Quality Sleep: A Missing Link in the Case of Psychiatric Illnesses

Individuals who can not sleep a wink or wake up on the wrong side of the bed are at a mighty disadvantage of developing multiple problems, such as heart diseases and diabetes. The repercussions of lack of sleep and sleep problems also extend to the realm of mental well-being.

The relationship between mental health and quality sleep is not fully understood. However, there is substantial evidence to corroborate the point that they influence each other due to the existence of bidirectional relationship. Therefore, poor sleep is responsible for both sunset and worsening of mental disorders.

Sleep is described as a condition of body and mind that typically recurs for several hours every night when the nervous system is inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed and the consciousness practically suspended. It is crucial for regulating mood, processing emotions, conducting daily activities and turning experiences into memories. In fact, good sleep reduces the risk of developing serious mental illnesses, such as anxiety disorders, depression and psychosis.

According to a study financed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), sleep is also linked to the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Therefore, good sleep, especially rapid eye movement sleep (REMS), plays a vital role in ensuring emotional well-being and psychological balance.

In addition to the above, sleep problems can also occur due to an existing mental disorder. Compared to the general population, sleep problems are more predominant among people grappling with the challenges of mental illnesses. As the persistence of sleep problems can worsen the existing mental health conditions, it is necessary to adequately treat such issues.

Sleep problems psychiatric conditions

The lack of sleep reduces impulsivity control and impairs cognitive behavioral skills. Individuals coping with mental illnesses experience these problems to a greater degree than their mentally healthy peers. In fact, the risk of developing suicidal thoughts and behaviors is more pronounced in a person suffering from both sleep problems and mental disorders. Similarly, individuals with psychiatric illnesses are more likely to worsen their sleep problems, exacerbating both issues in the process.

Oftentimes, when sleep problems persist, many individuals turn to over-the-counter (OTC) drugs or prescription drugs. Using prescription medications as the means to fall sleep has a wide range of risks, such as:

  • The development of psychological dependence on drugs that promote sleep. Although it is not so common, the abrupt cessation of these medications leads to the aggravation of any undercoming symptoms of mental disorders.
  • Individuals who are on antidepressants and take sleep aids risk a bad interplay of medicines that can compromise their mental and physical health. In addition, antidepressants are also known to interfere with sleep.

Sleep problems also share a unique relationship with the following mental disorders:

  • Psychosis: One of the chief characteristics of psychosis is disturbed sleep and individuals with this mental condition are known to either sleep excessively or very little in irregular patterns. In some cases, disturbed sleep patterns can signal the onset of psychosis among individuals with schizophrenia.
  • Anxiety disorders: Anxiety and sleep problems go hand in hand, as they are one of the most common combinations experienced by people. The prevalence of sleep problems is common among individuals coping with anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While sleep deprivation is often the byproduct of anxiety, disturbed sleep elevates the risk for anxiety disorders. In addition, individuals who are prone to worry also fall in the high-risk group for experiencing poor sleep.
  • Depression: Insomnia and hypersomnia are a common phenomenon among individuals going through depression. These sleep conditions are not only the symptoms of depression but also the major contributing factors to the development of mood disorders. While deprivation of sleep leads to depressive symptoms, one is also likely to witness a range of sleep problems due to the challenges of depression. In addition, mood disorders can invoke a state where there is a reduced need to sleep, while other symptoms entail extreme fatigue, followed by the long periods of sleep without a distinct pattern.

Help is at hand

Although medical practitioners have time and again highlighted the repercussions of sleep deficiency on body and mind, there is still comparatively less focus upon this fact. With the foray of a range of technologies and other distractions, quality sleep has invariably taken a back seat. This has led a marked surge in the number of mental health issues among the masses.

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Mental Health and Mental Illness, Donald Trump and REAL Wellness

Introduction

I once thought insanity was the most likely explanation that accounted for the fact that not everyone was living a healthy lifestyle. That was nearly twenty years ago. It was, of course, a jejune notice, shortsighted and unfair to those not living a healthy lifestyle.

I mention this because a lot of folks still think this way. I'll summarize why I once did, and then explain why I do not anymore.

Lunacy and Low Level Worseness

Mental disorders affect nearly one in five Americans, according to a succession of US Surgeons General. This ratio suggests the US harbors over 60 million troubled people, a good number of whom populate our prison system. The rest are out and about with little or no supervision. (According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2,220,300 adults were incarcerated in US federal and state prisons and county jails in 2013, plus another 4,751,400 adults on probation or parole.)

Given that the electorate last year voted Donald Trump into the highest office in the land, these estimates seem conservative. A more likely reality is that the reverse of the Surgeons General figures applies, that is, only one in five Americans is healthy. The other 80% have gone round the bend.

Officials continuously advise citizens to seek help for recognized mental problems – and to be alert for symptoms of such in others.

Previous administrations urged Congress to enforce laws requiring insurance coverage for mental and physical health treatments on an equal basis with physical problems. ACA (or Obamacare to Republicans) did this to an extent.

What Constitutes Mental Health?

Mental health is described as an ability to engage in productive activities, to fulfill relationships with others, adapt to change and cope with adversity – for starters. So, go count on two hands the number of folks you work with who pass that test!

Next, think about the quality of relationships of people you know – their ability to adapt to change and cope with adversity – and ask yourself: Is it one in five who meets the test of mentally ill, or four in five? If you did not pick the latter, apply another test: Do those you know have the ability to change and adapt, to employ reason, enjoy exuberance in many forms, attend to sufficient exercise and good diet and value their liberties?

Looking after one's own well being looks like a rational, mentally healthy thing to do, do not you think?

Healthy people can adapt and change, they are not over-fat and are not afflicted with deadly habits (eg, smoke abuse alcohol, or remain in destructive / unhappy relationships), nor do they worry most of the time, day in and day out.

On a personal level, can you check that's me after all or most of the following:

* Find ways to enjoy your work?

* Manage to fill most days with some form of play?

* Employ sufficient reason to recognize political and other charlatans, avoid bad actors, frauds and mountebanks and steer clear of useless products and services?

* Effectively communicate with honesty and candor?

* Reject cults, gurus, flimflam belief systems while spotting a mile away rigid, archaic and senseless dogmas and creeds based entirely on superstitions?

* Delight in the expression of your gifts and talents?

These are representative examples of good mental health, for starters. So, once again: Are we talking about one in five with or without mental disorders?

We can all profit from continuing education throughout life that helps us adapt to life as it is and function with high levels of reason, exuberance, athleticism and liberty.

I suspect you agree that government estimates of mental health problems are not the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Now you know why I thought the Attorneys General estimates of mental health were off. As a result, I erroneously concluded people did not embrace wellness-oriented lifestyles because they were, how would I put this in a delicate, compassionate way? Let's let it go as pre-postal mad as hatters, one fry short of a Happy Meal or just plain nucking futs.

One More Reason for My Former Thinking

I assumed for a long time that anyone in his or her right mind would realize that to adapt and cope, flourish and prosper in this life, you had to attend to your body and mind in artful, science-based ways known to be effective. I believed in daily exercise of a vivid nature, dining wisely, being responsible for one's own health and fate to the extent possible and seeking ways to make life challenging and satisfying,

So, that's it – that was my old self.

My (Relatively) New Take on Why Most Have Not, Can Not and Will Not Embrace REAL Wellness

Most have little chance to discover that a wellness option exists, let alone opportunities to practice and sustain such a complex personal mission that requires support from families, friends, cultures and environments. I Aussie polymath Grant Donovan has written books and dozens of articles about why most just can not do it (ie, live well and be happy).

The relatively few who manage healthy lifestyles have done so not so much because of their disciplined ways, heroic efforts, brilliant decisions, favorable educations and good and continuing random good fortune, though any and all of these factors have helped a lot. But the main reason is that they have had better circumstances along life's way, supportive cultures, environments, heredity and much more.

Regrettably, this summary explanation does not address the complexities of free will versus determinism. That's for another day, sometimes. Basically, determinism holds that all behavior is caused by precedent factors and is thus predictable. The free will view keeps that we have choices in how we act because we are free to choose our attitudes and behaviors.

The icantdoit model referred to above leans heavily on determinism, not free will.

However, that does not mean I like it. My advice, despite this acknowledgment, is to do what you can to change and adapt. Do not abandon the quest for improved mental and physical wellbeing. Do not settle for the mediocre desire to be not crazy! Set your sights higher, and in a more positive way. Seek states of well-being that transcend theorms you've known to date. To simply NOT be crazy, however difficult for at least four out of five, overlooks your potentials and your goodness fortune to be living in a mostly free society where lots of choice is still possible. Do not go along very with all the preponderance of experts who insist on the reality of determinism. While it's important to avoid becoming too mental, assume you can do better than that.

Best desires and keep focused on the bright side of life.

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How Mental Illnesses Are Formed And How They Can Be Cured

Today we know that our universe had a beginning. This is why many scientists believe in the existence of a creator.

The necessity of an intelligent organizer who calculated with precision the formation of our universe and the formation of our planet, along with a big variety of animal and vegetable species proves that God exists, and that that created and organized our planet with a specific intention.

The scientific method of dream interpretation discovered by Carl Jung and simplified by me is the most convincing scientific proof the world could find of God's existence, since this method accurately translates God's words in dreams.

The scientific dream translations prove that God works as a mental health therapist because we are absurd and evil. All dream images have a therapeutic effect.

The fact that an ignorant and young woman like me could continue Carl Jung's research through dream interpretation by precisely obeying God's guidance in dreams and by relating various scientific discoveries in many different fields to Jung's discoveries about the importance of the meaning of dreams, and then discover that Satan occupations the largest part of the human brain means that God created a perfect plan in order to enlighten the human race thanks to Jung's work, my work, and the work of many other people.

Our satanic anti-conscience is responsible for the formation of invincible mental illnesses within our conscience.

We must obey God's guidance in our dreams and in our religion in order to eliminate our anti-conscience and develop our conscience. This is how we can attain sanctity and become true geniuses.

Religion and science prove that the antidote for all mental disorders is the cultivation of goodness in our hearts, since our evil anti-conscience generates all mental health problems.

We must stop being violent and selfish and have the behavior of saints in all situations of life in order to find sound mental health, peace, love, and authentic happiness.

Our process of transformation is difficult, but God is very generous. He sends us numerous dreams with precious information.

The bitter truth is that our conscience is underdeveloped and one-sided. We are in fact mentally retarded.

This is a shocking truth, but we must face it. We have to stop believing that we are intelligent and we know everything. We are in fact dangerous monsters.

The horrors of the world and our incapacity to find peace until today prove that we are insane. Thus, we must be afraid of our brain and our decisions.

There is a satanic primitive conscience working in parallel with our human conscience, which does not let us think logically.

Now that we know that we have inherited a satanic anti-conscience we can understand the formation of absurd thoughts, hallucinations, panic attacks, and blackouts. These abnormalities are not caused by our conscience, since our conscience is attacked by them.

Our conscience works independently and it has free will. This means it should control our reasoning system. However, we can not control our thoughts.

How is this possible?

How are the symptoms symptoms that alter our thoughts formed?

Now we know that they are formed by an intelligent part of our brain that works independently of our conscience and has a destructive intention.

This is why many times we have repetitive thoughts about the same problem and we can not stop thinking about this matter even if we try to think about something else. The interventions of our anti-conscience can be noticed even when we do not have serious mental illnesses.

Now we know that there is a huge part of our brain that remains in a primitive condition and generates mental illnesses within our conscience with the intention to destroy our conscience because it does not want to be tamed by our human side. So, the strange mental health problems that had no explanation before the existence of the anti-consciousness was discovered now can be clearly comprehended.

Our human side is a victim of our satanic anti-conscience, which has free will too, and invades our conscience with its absurd thoughts.

This is why our thoughts and conclusions are very dangerous and can not be trusted.

We have to obey God's guidance in our dreams and in our religion in order to think according to God's logic, and not based on the selfishness imposed by our evil self.

This is how we will be able to control our behavior instead of being controlled and ruined by our wild conscience.

The recognition of our incapacity to decide what is best for us is very important for our mental health treatment. We must admit that we are crazy in order to learn how to find peace and happiness.

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How Collaborative Care Can Help Refrain From Substance Abuse

With the transition of the health care sector from a standardone domain to a more interconnected and team-based sector, the need for achieving patient-centered, safe and effective care that meets the growing and complex needs of an aging population is becoming more prevalent.

With every health care professional now recognizing the importance of his or her role in the greater health care vision, more number of patients are receiving an outstanding level of medical care. The interprofessional collaboration between nurses, pharmacists, doctors, doctors, etc. is steering health care in the right direction.

Historically, traditional health care systems didnt entail the conjoined efforts of multiple medical disciplines and different medical professionals. Rather, professionals from the different fields of health care preferred immersing and rising in their relative specializations. This prevalent practice deprived shared knowledge and the best practices that could have improved medical outcomes. The treatment outcome, quality of care and the financial cost of recovery are optimized when discriminates work in unison toward a common objective that raises the recovery of the patient.

Primary care at the helm of addressing substance addiction

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 accentuate the relevance of interdisciplinary professionalism and collaborative practice within the primary care environment. In fact, the role of primary care providers has been under the scanner due to the increased number of cases related to opioid and alcohol abuse.

Despite primary care providers being at the helm of the health care system, few primary care providers succeeded in addressing the above challenge by collaborating with other specialist and integrating other treatments.

More than just working together well outside the traditional health care settings, the concept of collaboration requires commitment from the parties involved. It also mandates creating a new model of operation and an integrative health care setting necessitates contracting innovative tools, technologies and resources to cater and encourage patient-centric care. Primary care providers account for approximately 50 percent of prescription opioids dispensed, which further increases the risk of opioid abuse.

The following are some of the other challenges of primary care providers:

  • Incorporating questionsnaires for screening at-risk patients for alcohol and drug use.
  • Offering short counseling sessions to motivate patients to change their risky behavior or accept more intensive treatment.
  • Providing referrals, along with facilitating access, to treatment.
  • Assisting patients in maneuvering barriers to care and follow-ups.

Collaborative care increases scope of evidence-based treatment

The biggest challenge confronting a patient who has recovered from any addiction-related disorder by undergoing treatment in clinical settings is to ensure that he or she will not relapse. A clinical trial funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) illustrates that the patients in primary care settings who were offered a collaborative care intervention seemed to fare better in the long run compared to those who received the usual care.

The trial entailed patients with opioid and alcohol use disorders (OAUD) who received evidence-based interventions that assisted them in refining from opioids and alcohol use six months down the line. It was found that collaborative care intervention ensured that:

  • More patients received evidence-based treatment for OAUD compared to those who received general care (39 percent vs. 16.8 percent).
  • The number of patients who avoided from opioids or alcohol use at six months was higher (32.8 percent vs 22.3 percent).
  • Collaborative care focused on increasing the delivery of either a six-session brief psychotherapy treatment, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), with buprenorphine or naloxone for opioid use disorders or long-acting injectable naltrexone for alcohol use disorders (AUD).

Given the findings of the study, usual care patients received a number along with a list of community referrals to schedule appointments for OAUD treatment. The authors also emphasized the need to integrate the treatment of OAUDs into primary care settings to ensure more access to treatment and recovery from alcohol and drugs.

Help is at hand

Excessive indulgence in alcohol and opioids in a nonmedical manner is a recipe for trouble. When a person develops a drug or alcohol addiction, it becomes an upheaval task to address the disorders. Therefore, it is essential to maintain a safe distance from any substance and share any doubts and fears with an expert to undergo an effective treatment.

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