Horizon Blog

Recent DSM-V Updates Include Changes in Diagnostic Criteria

February 10th, 2017

In September 2016, the American Psychiatric Association announced a number of changes to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition (ICD-10). These changes were made to reflect the updated diagnoses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the American Psychiatric Association’s classification and diagnostic reference. While the new codes are supposed to […]

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Who Can Get Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

February 8th, 2017

For those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), each day is a constant battle against a very real enemy: your mind. It’s feeling out of control in your own skin, terrified, and suspicious of everyone around you. It’s living in a constant state of fear and uncertainty, and it’s a state in which an estimated […]

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American Heart Health Month: Understanding Metabolic Syndrome

February 3rd, 2017

Metabolic Syndrome, sometimes referred to as “Syndrome X,” may not be a health condition you’ve heard of before, but according to the American Heart Association, it’s a condition impacting 47 million Americans. This February, as we celebrate American Heart Health Month, take the time to familiarize yourself with the significance of this condition. In particular, […]

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Fentanyl Laced Heroin: What you need to know

January 29th, 2017

Fentanyl is a powerful opioid medication often used to treat late stage cancer patients and those recovering from surgery.  Fentanyl has made it’s way onto our streets and is often hidden in counterfeit pills or mixed with heroin without the user’s knowledge.  In addition, some drug dealers are using an illicit version of fentanyl, to increase the potency of […]

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Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Detox Facility

January 14th, 2017

How to Choose the Detox Program that is Right for You or a Loved One If you or a loved one is considering a detox treatment plan, know that choosing the right facility will help ensure long-term success. Consider asking the following factors before deciding on where to go: Program quality.  Your physician or counselor can provide you […]

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Postpartum Depression. The Symptoms to Look for and How to Get Help

January 8th, 2017

For too long, women have faced a stigma associated with postpartum depression. Bringing a new baby into the world is one of the most amazing, and thrilling accomplishments a woman will achieve in her lifetime. The world expects new mothers to radiantly glow from happiness, which is why the idea that new mothers could suffer […]

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Understanding the Difference Between a DUI and a DWI

January 4th, 2017

Every time you get behind the wheel of a car, you are taking a risk. You are taking control of a 4,000-pound machine with the power to inflict serious damage if not properly managed. When you complicate that responsibility with the potential side effects of driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol, the consequences could […]

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Why Taking On Too Much Is Bad For Your Mental Health

December 12th, 2016

It’s Ok To Say “No” For so many of us, the word “No” is one of the hardest words to say. Why? It might be that we’re people pleasers. It might be that we’re afraid of confrontation, that saying no will cause conflict. It might be because we feel guilty, or we’re afraid of the […]

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