Dry or Damp?

Q & A with Santé’s Medical Director, Melissa Pennington, D.O.   What is Dry/Damp January? Over the last decade, “Dry January” has become a popular way to begin the year for many. Dry January is when an individual commits to not drink any alcohol for the 31 days in the month.¹  More recently, “Damp January”…

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How to Prevent Schizophrenia

Mental illness can be challenging to live with, and it can cause your life to become unmanageable. While many people are familiar with depression or anxiety symptoms and have to manage them daily, others face more severe mental health conditions that can completely derail any sense of normalcy. Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder marked…

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3 Signs Your Partner Is Obsessed with Sex

How do you know whether your partner needs sex addiction treatment or not? It can be challenging to find the line between having a healthy sexual appetite and being obsessed with sex. Sex addiction involves a lack of control over sexual thoughts and urges. While sexual impulses are perfectly natural, the typical signs of sex…

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What Is the Best Medication for Bipolar Depression?

Bipolar disorder is a complex mental health condition that involves significant shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels. These shifts can range from periods of elation or irritability (manic episodes) to periods of sadness or hopelessness (depressive episodes). Bipolar depression specifically refers to the depressive phase of this disorder, which can significantly impact an individual’s…

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How Alcohol Can Impact Depression

Alcohol and depression are closely linked, and each can compound the symptoms of the other. Treatment that addresses multiple mental health concerns, such as depression and alcohol use disorder, is called dual diagnosis treatment. Santé Center for Healing offers dual diagnosis treatment in Texas. Call 866.238.3154 for more information, to verify insurance, or to get…

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Common Signs of OCD

Have you ever experienced a nagging feeling that you can’t shake off? Do you have a habit or routine that you feel you must follow every day, even when it’s impractical or irrational? While these behaviors may seem harmless or quirky to some people, they could be signs of a mental health condition called obsessive-compulsive…

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Identifying Relapse Triggers

Addiction recovery is a long and difficult journey that requires patience, determination, and support. However, the first few months after getting sober can be especially challenging, as individuals often face a range of obstacles that can lead to relapse. Let’s explore the concept of relapse triggers, identify common triggers that recovering addicts face, and consider…

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Understanding Bipolar Disorder: the Highs and Lows

Understanding bipolar disorder involves recognizing it as a complex mental health condition characterized by significant mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs. These episodes can impact a person’s behavior, energy levels, and ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. It’s crucial to note that this disorder is not a rare diagnosis, and with professional…