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 Mental Health and Addiction

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Many people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) also have a co-occurring disorder. MedCircle sat down with leading psychologist Dr. Ramani Durvasula to discuss what this means for BPD patients.

36 million people around the world are living with HIV/AIDS. Furthermore, people living with HIV and AIDS are two times more likely to have depression. They are also more likely to suffer from substance abuse disorders and personality disorders.

MedCircle sat down with Dr. Seth Meyers to discuss the psychology behind self-esteem and how to improve (and maintain) your self-esteem. He answers: - How would you describe self-esteem?

According to a report from GlobalWebIndex, the average internet user has 7 social media accounts. Even though social media addiction is not included in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), leading psychologist Dr. Kim Chronister considers it an official disorder. She walks us through social media addiction and its effects on the brain.

Dr. Ramani Durvasula, a clinical psychologist and the author of "You Are Why You Eat: Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life", breaks down what actually motivates a person to sit down and eat.

Have you tried talk therapy? A lot of people think talk therapy is a waste of time, but leading psychologist and author Dr. Ramani Durvasula walks us through why talk therapy actually works.


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Where is the humor in a life-threatening food addiction? Through all of the pain, humiliation, and danger... sometimes a person lives to laugh again. Cathy Gasiorowicz is a senior writer at StoneArch, a Minneapolis-based health marketing agency that understands the power of a good story.
This TED talk shares Melissa's personal experience about growing up as the child with a mother addicted to alcohol and opiates. Highlighting her path to peace and understanding, she shares four important life-changing lessons for those of us who love an addict.
Since the death of Julia's daughter Jane Aubrey, Julia has been committed to raising awareness and making a difference in her community. Julia desires to travel across the country to educate and help other people come together to make a lasting difference in their communities Julia Picetti was born and raised in Northern Nevada and loves Reno!
Canadian physician Gabor Maté is a specialist in terminal illnesses, chemical dependents, and HIV positive patients. Dr. Maté is a renowned author of books and columnist known for his knowledge about attention deficit disorder, stress, chronic illness and parental relations. His theme at TEDxRio+20 was addiction -- from drugs to power.
Heroin has a found a tragic foothold in Ohio. After the closing of the pill mills, the mexican drug enterprise took over where the opiates left off. Currently, seven people die each day due to overdoses. Crystal Oertle is lucky to be alive after a 12-year dance with heroin.
"How I slayed Addiction with Nature" boldly takes you on a journey from the darkest corner of the Universe to the most colorful horizons, speaking on conquering self-imposed mental blocks, finding your true self, and what rediscovering the vitality of life means to your future.
What can we learn from methamphetamine addicts about ending our own addictions? Psychologist Dr. Nicholas Taylor develops community based treatment methods for methamphetamine and other drug addictions. He believes that any of us can break the cycle of addiction by experiencing and relearning "natural" sources of pleasure -- spending time playing with children, talking with loved one, taking a walk in nature, etc.
Apryl Pooley shares her story through mental illness and how she rediscovered her passion for learning, teaching, and sharing. Apryl Pooley is a PhD candidate in Michigan State University's Dept. of Neuroscience, as well as a novelist, artist, and impassioned activist.
After her brother was diagnosed with the disease of addiction, Sam Fowler and her family had to change the way they lived their lives. In her talk, she tells about her experiences suffering from "the family disease." This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

First launched at the 2014 National Recovery Month Kickoff Luncheon, this video was created by NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals, in partnership with the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This video is the 1st video in the trilogy, Looking Back at Addiction, Looking Forward to Recovery, produced in partnership with Entertainment Industries Council.
This is the 2nd video in the trilogy, Looking Back at Addiction, Looking Forward to Recovery, created by NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals, in partnership with the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Entertainment Industries Council. It was launched at NAADAC's 2015 Annual Conference & Hill Day in Washington, D.C.
This is the 3rd video in the trilogy, Looking Back at Addiction, Looking Forward to Recovery, created by NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals, in partnership with the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Entertainment Industries Council. It was launched at NAADAC's 2015 Annual Conference & Hill Day in Washington, D.C.

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