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The Importance of Routines

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 2, 2020 Updated: December 1, 2021 Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do.” A habit is an often unconscious action, such as going to the gym each morning, that you do on a consistent, repetitive basis. Routines are conscious…

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Chronic Psychosocial Adversity Reduces the Production of Dopamine

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 31, 2019 Updated: April 8, 2020 Adversity refers to difficulties, misfortunes, or hardships. There are six types of adversity: physical adversity, mental adversity, emotional adversity, social adversity, spiritual adversity, and financial adversity. Psychosocial refers to the connection between social factors and…

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Mental Illness Leads to Early Death

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 13, 2019 Updated: December 1, 2021 People experiencing mental illness die earlier than the general population due to an inability to make healthy choices and seek health care. Notably, low-income individuals are at higher risks for mortality due to possible confinement…

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Coping With Stress

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: July 12, 2019 Updated: March 31, 2020 Stress is a natural response to any kind of demand put on the body and mind. It comes from both positive and negative experiences. It is, however, more than a state of mind, it is…