The Open Adoption: Tips For Birth Parents Post-Adoption

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Years ago, adoption almost always meant sending your baby off, never to be seen or heard from again. This sort of closed adoption is becoming less common, with most birth parents (and adoptive parents) now opting for some degree of open adoption, in which the birth parents continue to have some direct or indirect contact with the child over the years. This type of adoption is generally easier on birth parents in an emotional sense, but it can still bring up challenging feelings.…

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Managing Medication-Related Weight Gain With Bipolar Disorder

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Three classes of medication are often used to treat bipolar disorder: antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotics. Everyone is different in the way they respond to each medication, but a common problem with medications used to treat bipolar disorder is weight gain. Fortunately, lifestyle changes and changes in treatment can offset or minimize weight gain for some people. Start Simple Each psychiatrist will have their preferred approach to managing bipolar disorder, based on your symptoms and which medications they typically use as first-line agents.…

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3 Reasons To Check Yourself Into A Treatment Facility When Struggling With A Drug Addiction

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If you’re suffering from a drug addiction, sometimes doing things on your own isn’t enough. Instead, you need to take proactive action and check yourself into a drug treatment facility. It can provide many benefits during this difficult time.  Structured Environment  When you’re free to do whatever you please at home, your drug cravings are almost impossible to stop. You also may surround yourself with the wrong crowd and fall back into bad habits that lead to more drug use.…

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