Behavioral Health Blog

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How Telehealth Changed Mental Healthcare for the Better

How Telehealth Changed Mental Healthcare for the Better The way professionals and society treat mental illness has evolved significantly over its history. The first attempts at therapy started in the 1700s, while the first medication for mental illness did not arrive until the 1950s. Modern mental healthcare now involves many types of effective talk therapy and specialized medications. While today’s treatments are effective and…

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Living with Agoraphobia After Quarantine

Living with Agoraphobia After Quarantine Living with agoraphobia can be difficult in the best of circumstances. COVID-19 and the resulting shutdowns could make symptoms worse for some people, especially those who rely on routines outside the home. If you live with agoraphobia, it’s important to understand how quarantine could affect your disorder and what you can do. How Quarantine Can Affect People with Agoraphobia…

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Managing Anxiety About Coronavirus

Managing Anxiety About Coronavirus There is only one topic being discussed wherever you go— the advent of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The potential spread of this disease is especially relevant in Texas, which has already experienced several cases. With all of this discussion about COVID-19, individuals may be experiencing an increase in symptoms of anxiety and stress. They may even be confused about what…

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: How It Can Help You

Depression is more than “the blues.” It’s characterized by terrible symptoms such as long periods of unexplained sadness, a lack of interest in typically pleasurable activities, fatigue, and more. All types of depression are chronic health issues that can have life-altering and even life-threatening consequences if left untreated. Depression often causes a person to feel isolated and alone, though many people have it. More…

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How Do I Know If I Have PTSD?

Being the victim of a crime or assault, enduring the horrors of war, and witnessing violence in the home as a child can all lead to PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that can emerge shortly after a traumatic event or many years later. Sadly, PTSD isn’t rare. Over 8 million Americans of all ages suffer from it. Its symptoms are varied and…

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Understanding the Genetics Behind Substance Abuse

In 1956, the American Medical Association made the first step in labeling addiction to alcohol and drugs a disease, recognizing that addiction and dependency acted upon the human body in ways that are outside of our control. Despite this recognition, the causes of addiction were still not fully understood, which remains true even today. But because of the increasing numbers of people who suffer…

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Spotting the Warning Signs of Depression in a Loved One

About 7% of adults in the United States have experienced a major depressive episode in the past year, according to a 2017 national survey. That’s about 17.3 million people. With that many people experiencing depression, chances are that someone you know and love is living with the condition right now. At Progressive Behavioral Health in Houston, Friendswood, and Katy, Texas, our expert providers offer compassionate, personalized treatment for…

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How ADHD Affects Adults Differently

When you think of someone with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably picture an overactive, fidgety kid who struggles to get homework done every night. While ADHD was once thought of as a childhood disorder, it’s now known that you don’t necessarily grow out of it once you become an adult. You may no longer struggle with homework, but your ADHD can affect other…

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Battle Suicidal Thoughts With the Help of Mental Health Experts

In the United States, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, and more than 40,000 people die due to suicide each year. The saddest part about those statistics is that suicide is often preventable. Signs and risk factors Seeking treatment is one of the most important steps in preventing suicide. If you see signs of being at risk for suicide in yourself or…

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Myths and Facts About Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, aka manic-depressive illness, is a brain glitch that causes mood-energy-activity swings that make it difficult to get through the day. It’s a mental illness plagued by a host of myths that make understanding the disease difficult. The mental health professionals at Progressive Behavioral Health, PLLC are skilled at diagnosing and treating people with bipolar disorder. First, it’s important to separate fiction from…

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