Adult and Adolescent Mental Health Blog

The team at Fifth Avenue Psychiatry aims to help both adults and adolescents with substance abuse and mental health issues.

Bipolar Disorder Leaves Teens In Danger Of Addiction

Bipolar Disorder Leaves Teens In Danger Of Addiction

Bipolar disorder is a condition in which the sufferer experiences extreme shifts in mood and energy. A person with the disorder will go through periods of elevated and energetic moods, followed by episodes of depression and anxiety. Everyone can experience mood swings, but those with bipolar disorder have more regular and severe swings.

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High-Functioning Addiction Is A Serious Problem

High-Functioning Addiction Is A Serious Problem

A high-functioning addict is a person who has managed to keep their life together despite their addiction. This situation will likely not last forever, but for a time they can hold onto their job and keep their finances relatively in order. Their physical health has only begun to deteriorate. This is an ideal time for them to start treatment, although regrettably, it can also be the time when they are hardest to convince.
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What Is Suboxone and Is It Safe for Prescription Drug and Cocaine Detox

What Is Suboxone and Is It Safe for Prescription Drug and Cocaine Detox?

Medically assisted treatments using Suboxone have a real chance to impact a national health crisis that negatively impacts the nation’s economy by over $78 billion each year,

Despite efforts to quell the national epidemic, the nation’s prescription opioid drug abuse crisis continues to plague the country. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over 130 people in the country succumb to deaths related to an opioid overdose on a daily basis. Read more

Depression and Anxiety in Adolescents and How Recovery Is Possible

The rates of depression and anxiety in adolescents are rising. In fact, 50 percent more teenagers have been diagnosed with clinical depression than in the last two decades. While there’s no one reason for this spike, the current culture and use of technology adds a level of stress to adolescents that previous generations didn’t have to contend with. Once the sources of a teenager’s mental illness are understood, their chances of recovery are much higher.

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The Severity of Drug Addiction in Lawyers

The Severity of Drug Addiction in Lawyers

Drug abuse is a large economic concern in the United States. Most illegal drug users are employed, but the abuse of substances …

Bipolar Disorder Leaves Teens In Danger Of Addiction

Bipolar Disorder Leaves Teens In Danger Of Addiction

Bipolar disorder is a condition in which the sufferer experiences extreme shifts in mood and energy. A person with the disorder …

High-Functioning Addiction Is A Serious Problem

High-Functioning Addiction Is A Serious Problem

A high-functioning addict is a person who has managed to keep their life together despite their addiction. This situation …