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Existential Therapy: Navigating Life’s Inherent Challenges

Key Concepts of Existential Therapy Existential therapy is a therapeutic approach to help individuals confront and understand existence’s inherent challenges and uncertainties. It allows patients to create meaning in their lives by focusing on choices they can make while taking a humanistic approach to being. One of the main goals of existential therapy is to […]

High-Functioning Depression: Essential Insights to Manage the Hidden Struggle

An Invisible But Serious Condition High-functioning depression refers to a depressive disorder that strongly impacts at least one area of your life while you are still able to function well in others. The term isn’t a diagnosis but a description of a subset of the population with a depressive disorder. If you are struggling with […]

The Role of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Treating Comorbid Disorders

Why It’s Important to Treatment Both Disorders at the Same Time A diagnosis of comorbid disorders means that you have two mental health conditions. You aren’t alone, as comorbid disorders are the rule rather than the exception in mental health diagnosis. As you seek mental health recovery resources, it’s important to find experienced and knowledgeable […]

Holistic Practices in Schizophrenia Therapy and Treatment

Considering the Impact of Schizophrenia on All Aspects of Life Schizophrenia is a chronic mental health disorder that can dramatically impact a person’s life with its symptoms. People with schizophrenia generally experience symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized thinking. Many individuals with the condition feel paranoid or believe they’re hearing voices. The condition can […]

The Role of Solution-Focused Therapy in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

What Is Solution-Focused Therapy? An evidence-based treatment, solution-focused therapy is a short-term therapy that focuses on solutions instead of problems. The therapy takes a positive approach to substance abuse recovery and can play a prominent role in the early mental treatment process. Developed during the late 1970s, solution-focused therapy empowers individuals to prioritize plans for […]

Bipolar Disorder Family Therapy: Its Role in Treatment

What Is Family Therapy? Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that typically involves extreme mood swings. People with this mental illness may experience long bouts of depression followed by long bouts of high energy that have been characterized as mania or hypomania. People with the disease may benefit from medication and various evidence-based therapies. […]

Strategies for Schizophrenia Management: Effective Schizophrenia Treatment Services

The Causes of Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness that affects about 1% of the population — about 2.8 million people. The condition can be debilitating without treatment and involve severe symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking. As many as 20% of individuals with the disorder attempt suicide at least once. […]

A Rehab Patient Affirmed of a Life-Changing Experience

Dana Point, California—A man is crediting the staff at Alter Behavioral Health for providing treatment that saved his life, and he’s thanking them in a 5-star review of its facility in Dana Point, California. “This was life-changing,” wrote Terry, the patient. “Jack in admissions is the reason I came here. I was ready to go […]

The Best Anxiety Treatment Centers in California

Alter is Ready to Help You or a Loved One Anxiety is a very common disorder, and it is being diagnosed more and more worldwide. Having anxiety can feel overwhelming, frightening, and frustrating, but there is help available at anxiety treatment centers in California where residents can turn to Alter for treatment for themselves and […]