Will Insurance Cover Ongoing Treatment for Depression?

Mental health coverage took a giant leap forward in recent years with federal laws that mandated greater coverage for mental illnesses and addiction. Where treatment for depression was once limited or denied, it is now offered at the same levels as physical illnesses.
Understanding Depression
Depression is a chronic disease…

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Getting Coverage for Integrated Addiction and Mental Health Treatment

Among Americans who struggle with addiction to alcohol and drugs such as tramadol, one out of two also suffers from a co-occurring mental disorder say experts at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). If both conditions go untreated, co-occurring diagnoses create a vicious cycle. When the psychiatric…

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Coping with Bipolar Disorder

Coping with a bipolar diagnosis, also called manic-depression, is difficult. Bouncing between the extremes of mania and depression can stretch the mind, heart and spirit to wit’s end. For a person who is fighting a Tramadol addiction, the battle can be even more exhausting.
Bipolar Disorder 101
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Hair-Pulling Disorders, Body Image and Depression

Body image issues and depression are common mental health concerns. Trichotillomania, a condition marked by compulsive hair pulling, is less common body-focused disorder (BFD) that is often comorbid with depression.

Trichotillomania 101

According to the Trichotillomania Learning Center, trichotillomania is a disorder that causes people to pull out the…

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Does Social Anxiety Interfere with a Social Rehab Program?

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) defines social anxiety disorder as a strong fear of social situations that can cause difficulties in the workplace or school and complicate personal relationships. They note that people with social anxiety often fear public humiliation and worry about knowing what to say in…

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