Holidays and Social Anxiety

By CCI Team   Most people see the holiday season as a festive time in which there are multiple gatherings with friends and family.  On the flip side, for some others, the same holiday season can be stress, anxiety and even depression provoking. Per a recent article...

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Treating Addiction with Medication

By CCI Team   The process of treating addiction is not easy, and while psychotherapy is an important part of the process in order to explore the roots of the issue, medication is also often involved. Science Daily recently posted a release regarding the Washington...

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Is Psychiatry a Religion?

By CCI Team,   According to Merriam-Webster.com, religion is defined as: a) the service and worship of God of the supernatural, b) commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs and...

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A Different Perspective on Addiction

By CCI Team   Even without going into the science of addiction, I’ve found that many still have a hard time grasping the concept of a drug, alcohol, or substance related addiction, let alone society’s addiction to media. In conversation, many have responded to my...

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Is Psychiatry Killing Your Children?

By CCI Team   We have previously discussed Dr. Lawrence Klemenson, MD’s Mad in America article Psychiatry’s 12-Step Program for Producing Heroin Addicts in which he attempted to drew parallels between Psychiatry’s “brain disease” to the 12 step program.  In a recent...

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Difficulties in De-prescribing

By CCI Team   As a developing counselor, I’ve considered the implications of de-prescribing a patient, especially when I am coming from a “less experienced” background. More-so, this critical thinking has enabled me to study and prepare for encounters as such. If I am...

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The Salvation of Psychiatry

By CCI Team   A human’s relationship with another human is a fascinating component of life. The act to which we form a bond with another individual is a beautiful thing. Whether people require daily contact or are content with once a week, people need each other and...

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What Are You Feeding the Fishes?

By CCI Team   Did you know that the U.S. is the third largest consumer of fish and shellfish behind China and Japan?  This amounts to a total of 4.8 billion pounds of seafood, or approximately 15.8 pounds of fish and shellfish consumed per person (both wild-caught and...

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Exercise and Depression

By CCI Team   Exercise is one of those aspects of life where we as humans choose to put ourselves through physical pain in order to make ourselves bigger, faster, stronger, or at least that’s the idea. Moreover, exercise is popularly used to shape one’s self to what...

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Are Antidepressants the Real Killer?

By CCI Team   Science and technology continues to be a progressive movement where the improvement of people, places, and things is inevitable. This includes the science behind mental health and the biological studies done on medication in hope to find the means of a...

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Depression Is…All Around Us

By CCI Team   Big Think’s recent article The Most Debilitating Disease in the World Isn't Just in Your Head discussed the World Health Organization’s  (WHO) announcement that Major Depressive Disorder, more commonly known as depression is now the leading cause of poor...

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Secrets in Sex Appeal

By CCI Team   We live in a day and age where sex appeal is everything. However, it is up for discussion for how it is defined. In today’s society, the media tells us how to alter our physical appearance, increase muscle tone, what clothing style is “in”, and how one...

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The Batman Killer

By CCI Team   Many of us are aware of the Colorado movie theater shooting that took place back in July 2012. As one of the worst shootings recorded, murderer James Holmes was later tested for a series of mental disorders. As a result, these diagnoses later lead to...

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Words and Their Impact

By CCI Team   We all grew up hearing the saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” However, this statement isn’t entirely true. No matter the intention or meaning, words do have impact whether we like it or not. When it comes to...

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What is a DUI Evaluation?

By Anna Jankowska MA LCPC   Whenever you are arrested for a DUI whether it is in the state of Illinois or in any other state, you have to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation. The purpose of this evaluation is to determine the degree of the person’s alcohol and/or...

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The Question of Assisted Suicide

By Brendan Cole - Graduate Intern   Recently, Mad in America, a website that publishes topics regarding Science, Psychiatry, and Social Justice, posted an interesting article called, “Adam Maier-Clayton: Assisted Suicide and Mental Illness.” Author Susan Stefan...

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Desperation: You’re Not Alone

By Brendan Cole - Graduate Intern   Recently, many are aware of the death of singer Chester Bennington, who committed suicide this past month. From heartfelt social media posts, to concerts dedicated in his name, the loss of the singer impacted the music world...

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Best Ways to Deal with Stress Natural Ways

By CCI Team   Did you know that nearly a quarter of all Americans are under varying amounts of extreme stress? According to the American Psychological Association, approximately 85,605,500 people rated their stress levels at a level eight, nine or 10 on a 10-point...

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3 Ways Humans Deal with Anger

By CCI Team   Anger is a reaction to a threat or insult that can be all-consuming and sometimes, difficult to deal with. While anger is a normal human emotion, how we deal with it is important for mental health and a sense of peace. If not handled well, anger can...

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13 Signs of a Cheating Partner

By CCI Team   Most of us have been cheated on at some point or another. In fact, up to around 60% of married couples have engaged in cheating. This is an alarming statistic but rings true if you suspect your partner is cheating on you. If you have a tingling feeling...

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Trump and Immigration

By Lawyer Christopher Kurczaba   While campaigning for President, Donald Trump pledged to increase enforcement of immigration laws.  After the election, surrogates claim Trump will have more moderate views.  No one is sure what will happen, but given a...

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TRUMP I IMIGRACJA

By Lawyer Christopher Kurczaba   W trakcie ubiegania się o urząd Prezydenta, Donald Trump zapowiadał zaostrzenie egzekwowania prawa imigracyjnego. Zastępcy oraz współpracownicy Trumpa twierdzą, że po wyborach będzie miał bardziej umiarkwane poglądy. Nikt nie jest...

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