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Risk Developing Mental Disorder

Risk Developing Mental Disorder

Exploring Comorbidity Within Mental Disorders  Question:   After an individual receives a diagnosis of a specific mental disorder, does the risk of developing other mental disorders increase? Answer: Yes, comorbidity within mental disorders is pervasive.  There is an increased risk of developing all other mental disorders after an index mental disorder. The risk of developing…

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Stress Ultimate Cause of Illness

Stress the Ultimate Cause of Illness

The Ultimate Cause of Illness and Disease is Stress  Stress is the ultimate cause of illness and mortality. Stress is not a disease. Stress causes illness and disease. 90% of what sends people to their physician is stress related illnesses.  Millions of people leave the physicians office with prescriptions for anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications, and every…

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What is a Nervous Breakdown

Nervous Breakdown what is it?

What is a Nervous Breakdown or Mental Breakdown ?  Nervous breakdown and mental breakdown are very outdated terms still used by the lay person typically describing emotional or physical stress that makes someone unable to function in day-to-day life. Though once used as umbrella term for a wide range of mental illnesses, mental health professionals…

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Concierge Psychotherapy and Coaching

Concierge Psychotherapy and Coaching

Concierge Psychotherapy and Coaching If your status, lifestyle, public profile, schedule, or employment do not allow you to seek typical psychotherapy in a crowded therapy office, then concierge therapy and coaching is for you. Dr. Shawna Freshwater provides VIP concierge psychotherapy, counseling, coaching, and healing to the most elite members of society. Dr. Freshwater is…

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Stress Risk Autoimmune diseases

Stress and Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

Stress and Risk for Autoimmune Diseases: Long-term psychological stress can deteriorate multiple bodily systems. Stress hormone levels are elevated and the autonomic nervous system (ANS) becomes dysregulated resulting in impairment of immune system functioning.   Stress can lead to increased autoimmune disease activity and trigger exacerbations of autoimmune diseases or make individuals more prone to acquiring…

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