Entries by Alter Health

How Can Alter Behavioral Health Help Me Replace Negative Behavioral Patterns With Healthy Ones?

People’s emotions and behavior are connected. Negative thoughts and emotions can lead to inappropriate coping methods, such as using substances or having unsafe sex. However, with the proper skills and tools, you can manage your emotions and control your behavior. Why Treat Negative Patterns of Behavior? Stigmas, or negative attitudes and beliefs, against people with […]

How Can CBT Help Me Prioritize My Mental Health?

Before COVID, it was not uncommon for a person to be told they could only take a certain number of sick days. It was a bit taboo to use those days for mental health care. Since the pandemic has exposed everyone to new viruses and stressors, it has also revealed the need to care for […]

How Can I Effectively Manage Bipolar Disorder In the Workplace?

When a person has bipolar disorder, they will find that it weaves itself into all aspects of their life. This holds true for both home and work. When bipolar begins affecting someone’s job, it can start to feel overwhelming in an entirely new way. However, there are a variety of ways to deal with it […]

What Is Stress Response Syndrome?

For many people, stress is a daily issue. However, there are times in our lives when something causes us so much stress that our response may feel overwhelming. That is when people may develop stress response syndrome. How Does Stress Affect the Mind and Body? Stress has a much higher impact on the mind and […]

The Myths and Realities of Bipolar Disorder and Its Treatments

Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by extreme shifts in mood, energy, and patterns of behavior. These shifts are unusual and disorganized, contributing to increased stigma and judgment toward those with this disorder. Research by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that 4.4% of adults in the U.S. will experience bipolar […]

Managing the Co-Occurring Disorders Associated With OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that affects an estimated 1.2% of Americans annually. Anxiety disorders are known to co-occur with other mental health disorders and substance use disorders (SUD). When one condition exists with another in tandem, it is known as a co-occurring disorder. Learning how to manage the co-occurring disorders of OCD […]

How Can Anxiety Influence Co-Occurring Disorders?

For people with anxiety, the concept of a co-occurring disorder can be a very real issue. When people are faced with insurmountable and untreated anxiety, there may be a need to quell the issues on one’s own. Alter Behavioral Health understands that this can lead to disastrous results. What Is a Co-Occurring Disorder? When a […]

Achieving Happiness With Therapy-Focused Treatment for Your Depression

Depression affects millions of individuals every day in every city and every country. Finding effective treatment can be overwhelming. With the many options available, it can be hard to know the right choice for you and your specific needs. In the pursuit of treatment, starting with a trusted and quality healthcare facility is key.  Alter […]

Understanding the Difference Between PTSD and Trauma

The American Psychological Association (APA) defines trauma as “an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape, or natural disaster.” It often results in anxiety, dread, and tension. Whether witnessing or personally experiencing it, these reactions are normal. Circumstances that can cause the response of trauma can be a single event or multiple […]