April 2, 2008

Bipolar disorder and addiction

To be bipolar is to live one’s life between two injurious extremes. Bipolar disorder, also called bipolar depression or manic depression, is characterized by drastic mood swings, between dizzying highs on the one hand and withering lows on the other. Bipolar patients never no peace, or stability. On the contrary, they’re subject to overwhelming forces […]

Dual Diagnosis and Eating Disorder Treatment
March 12, 2008

Depression treatment is often a vital part of a drug treatment program

Depression treatment is most successful when it’s holistic in scope. Depression, after all, is a disease with both physical and psychological origins, and effective depression recovery must entail both physical and psychological healing. On the one hand, depressives are subject to neurological chemical imbalances, which are in part responsible for the crushing emotional lows associated […]

Dual Diagnosis and Eating Disorder Treatment
March 1, 2008

Victim of depression and biopolar

If you or someone you care about is a victim of depression or bipolar depression, bipolar disorder leaves patients prone to terrifying emotional highs and crushing emotional lows. To be bipolar is to live life ever on the cusp of two extremes, impossibly far removed from anything that might ever be called stability. Given that […]

Dual Diagnosis and Eating Disorder Treatment
February 21, 2008

Bipolar Depression

Bipolar depression, also called bipolar disorder or manic depression, can be a devastating disease. To be a victim of bipolar disorder is to be trapped between two distinct and debilitating psychological states. On the one hand, bipolar depressives are subject to the withering lows commonly associated with classical clinical depression. On the other, they’re prone […]

Dual Diagnosis and Eating Disorder Treatment
February 17, 2008

Manic Depression

As should perhaps go without saying, it’s not easy to live with manic depression. The disease, also referred to as bipolar disorder or bipolar depression, is characterized by marked and unpredictable mood swings. A manic depressive is subject to dizzying highs and crushing lows, and will generally do anything he or she can to achieve […]

Dual Diagnosis and Eating Disorder Treatment
January 29, 2008

The darkness of depression

Addiction is a disease that rarely occurs in isolation. In fact, the majority of addicts also suffer from some form of psychological malady, foremost among them depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorder. Successful addiction treatment is that which addresses both addiction and any disorders associated with it, which is why dual diagnosis is so important […]

Dual Diagnosis and Eating Disorder Treatment
July 26, 2007

Eating Disorder Treatment Synopsis

As part of Cliffside Malibu’s intensive treatment program, there is a high priority placed on individual therapy with sessions being offered up to five times per week. The therapists at Cliffside Malibu have extensive experience in the areas of dual diagnosis, recognizing that there are core issues underlying addiction and there are often concurrent disorders […]

Dual Diagnosis and Eating Disorder Treatment
July 26, 2007

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy uses an active collaboration with the client and the therapist to identify thought processes that promote unhealthy outcomes. Very often individuals make assumptions and absolute statements about themselves, relationships and their environment. Frequently these thoughts are “cognitive distortions”—unrealistic appraisals of what is actually transpiring. The alcohol/drug dependent person often begins using because […]

Dual Diagnosis and Eating Disorder Treatment