Anxiety? Stress? Anxiety about something can lead to stress. Being under stress can lead to anxiety! Words such as stress and anxiety are used a lot these days with people's schedules getting filled and double booked. Just saying the words "stress" and "anxiety" can make your heart beat a little faster! The diagnosis of anxiety results from a professional counselor doing a thorough assessment of signs and symptoms. There are many approaches to helping reduce anxiety and deal with stress, tailored to an individual. So if you feel that you've tried everything don't give up. Explore with your therapist what has worked and what has not worked for you. The are many options, and more become availa

The Evolution of Gambling Disorder

As recent as 2013 Problem Gambling will be looked at in a different light in healthcare. When you are given a diagnosis today it is likely that the person in the clinic making the diagnosis referred to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th Edition, 2013 (DSM V). Problem Gambling has moved from being seen as an impulse control disorder to an addiction disorder. Impulse control disorders include such diagnoses as Kleptomania (compulsion to steal) and Compulsive Hair Pulling (Trichotillamania). Gambling is now thought of on a continuum rather than discrete terms such as "pathological" or "compulsive", and is referred to as gambling disorders. In North Carolina when you

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