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Do You Trust Your Brain?

bYou trust your brain more than anyone else’s brain, even if you know that you are not intelligent. You believe that your brain works on your behalf and you also believe that nobody else cares more about your wellbeing than your own brain.

You believe that your thoughts help you understand the world where you are and solve your problems.

You also believe that your ego is more important than anyone else. This fact predetermines all your thoughts. Your thoughts are secret attempts to satisfy your ego.

Since you know that you have to hide from the world that your main intention always is to satisfy your ego, you pretend that you care about everyone else’s wellbeing. You cannot reveal your inner thoughts to anyone.

You believe that your brain is a secret tool that always has your main interests in mind and helps you survive and triumph.

However, the truth is that your brain is a very dangerous organ. Your thoughts don’t help you solve all your problems the best way, in all situations.

Your thoughts cause problems because you are absurd, evil, and ignorant, and you believe in unrealistic things.

God gave you a human conscience that must be developed during your life, but your satanic anti-conscience doesn’t let you evolve. It keeps trying to destroy your conscience through craziness. This is why it keeps sending numerous absurd thoughts to your conscience all the time.

However, you cannot understand that many thoughts that pass through your mind are not produced by your human conscience. The anti-conscience is a demon in your brain trying to transform you (the human being created by God, who lives in your conscience) into a demon too.

The anti-conscience is your violent, immoral, and cruel conscience.

You have to help God transform your satanic anti-conscience into a positive part of your human conscience by acquiring consciousness through dream translation.

When you acquire consciousness you understand the moral implications of your actions and you control your behavior. You respect God’s moral rules and you really care about the wellbeing of your community.

You stop caring about how you feel and you care about how God feels because He must transform incorrigible demons like us into perfect human beings. You understand that you have the moral obligation to attain sanctity and help God put an end to poverty and terror.

You stop being a selfish predator, and you become a generous and helpful human being.

While your conscience keeps listening to the absurd thoughts of your anti-conscience, you cannot think without being misled and bothered by the demon.

This scientific discovery explains many religious mysteries, besides giving you explanations for many unexplained phenomena.

Even your human conscience is deficient because it must be developed during your life thanks to your participation in this process. Your conscience is problematic and incomplete. So, you have to learn many things in order to become more intelligent and sensitive, and develop your conscience.

You are not using the biggest part of your brain to your advantage. The primitive demon that wants to kill you is using all of your brain power to generate mental illnesses within your conscience and control your behavior.

You, the human being created by God to transform the demon into a human being like you must be the one who will use all of your brain power, and not your evil self.

Until today you believed that your evil self worked on your behalf, the same way you believed that you had to trust your own brain. However, my discoveries show you that your evil self works against you, even though it pretends to help you find smart solutions.

These ‘smart solutions’ will make you lose your mind in the future, but this is not visible from the beginning. They are based on absurd suggestions that merely seem to be logical conclusions.

Therefore, you cannot trust your brain and you must be afraid of your evil self. All its suggestions always have the intention to destroy your conscience and control your behavior, replacing your ego.

You can trust God’s wisdom in the dream messages because He is your doctor. God tries to help you fight the demon and stop being exposed to dangerous situations.

God gives you simple and clear explanations about what is happening in your brain. He helps you understand how to behave, and He helps you get prepared for the future.

The Effects of Chronic Stress – Why We Need To Escape The Cycle

Stress is a common theme in my life. I have to admit that, for me, personally, it has become a chronic condition. Recently, I have finally made the step of realizing that stress is the evil dictator ruling a vicious cycle. A revolution is necessary:

Stress is something we have all experienced at some point in our lives. From a biological perspective, stress is a phenomenon that occurs when we experience circumstances that disturb our physical and mental equilibrium. These circumstances, which are referred to as stressors, include heavy workloads, relationship problems, illnesses or upcoming, life-changing events such as weddings, divorces or childbirth. Stress is naturally occurring and can even be helpful in certain situations such as being under pressure to finish an essay, but if stress is not relieved it becomes chronic. Chronic stress can have negative effects on our physical and psychological condition, relationships, work or school situation and other aspects of our social life.

Stressors initiate physical and psychological responses which manifest in different ways. For one, our physical condition can be affected by stress, which manifests in tension, headaches, high blood pressure and other physical ailments. On top of that, stress is known to worsen life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, stroke and heart attack. For instance, some studies have shown, that survivors of heart attacks were able to decrease their chance of recurrence by 74% by being counseled in stress management. Furthermore, stressors are generated in the nervous system and can lead to several psychological effects such as depression, irritability, anxiety, sleeping problems and memory loss, if they are prolonged. For example, the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons claims that “[… ] stress may adversely affect hippocampal structure and function, producing deficits of both memory and cognition”, which demonstrates that the brain is strongly influenced by chronic stress. Unfortunately, the physical effects of stress can actually lead to the psychological effects of stress and vice versa. In fact, conditions like obesity and anorexia are often caused by depression while depression can be caused by chronic stress. These manifestations of chronic stress can then have further adverse effects on a person’s social life and employment.

More than just being able to affect each other, the physical and psychological effects of chronic stress can also disturb interpersonal relationships in many ways. In the first place, the physical effects of stress can actually result in a lack of closeness within a relationship. For example, having constant headaches or tension may cause a person to be less attentive and communicative. Since communication is such an important aspect in relationships, the lack of it may lead to problems. In like manner, the psychological effects of stress can be a trigger of arguments and other tense situations between two or more people. For instance, when a person is constantly irritated from chronic stress it is difficult to deal with him or her, which is undoubtedly a potential trigger for arguments. Dealing with a stressed person often results in stress in the other person as well. Therefore it is likely that chronic stress does not only affect the person initially suffering from it, but also lead to stress in the person being confronted by it.

Another effect chronic stress can have on a person’s life is slowing or even inhibiting a person’s performance in school or work situations. Generally speaking, the physical and psychological discomfort of chronic stress can have the potential to lead a person to need prolonged sick leave, but it can also cause an inability to deal with everyday work and school situations. For instance, the general irritability caused by chronic stress may result in a person being unable to handle constructive criticism or work in a team. In the event that a person suffering from chronic stress loses employment, the change of situation in itself can be a further trigger of stress. In regards to school, the stress-inducing tasks of finishing essays or studying for exams can lead an already stressed person to feel hopeless and give up on his or her scholastic endeavor. In fact, an Associated Press-mtvU poll suggests that 85% of students report feeling stress on a daily basis and that 42% of them actually feel hopeless to a point of considering to give up.

It is obvious that chronic stress does more than just affect the body and mind of the person suffering from it. But even more than just causing problems in relationships and work -or school situations, other aspects of social life are affected by chronic stress as well. For one, the depression and irritability as well as the physical symptoms caused by chronic stress have the potential to lead a person to become less interested in social events and isolate themselves. Furthermore, the manifestations of chronic stress can also cause a lack of interest in relationships. This fact is especially troubling because research conducted by the National Institute on Aging suggest that “social isolation constitutes a major risk factor for morbidity and mortality [… ].” Therefore it can be said that, in the event of a person losing interest in social events and relationships because of chronic stress, the overall well-being of the affected person is in danger. Another effect of stress is the growing disregard of it as a normal part of life. It has become commonplace to be stressed for many reasons and, unfortunately, this causes people to ignore the symptoms and write them off as temporary when, in fact, they are very much capable of becoming a serious and permanent problem in a person’s life.

Given these points it is obvious that chronic stress is the leader of a vicious cycle. Routine situations as well as troubling circumstances can trigger an overload in the nervous system which can lead to a person feeling discomfort in many ways. The effects of stress, in themselves, create further stressors which worsen the physical and psychological condition and affect interpersonal situations. It is essential that stress is alleviated before it becomes chronic so that it does not have drastic effects on a person’s well-being. Fortunately, there are many ways to manage stress including meditation, exercise and proper nutrition, which can be essential in preventing chronic stress and improving quality of life.

How to Pick the Right Wheelchair When Shopping at an Online Medical Supply Store

The majority of the top online medical supply stores have huge collections of wheelchairs. This makes it difficult for a layman to pick the just the right wheelchair. When buying such important medical equipment, you need to follow a few guidelines. This article will introduce you to the most essential ones among them.

Almost every single wheelchair you will come across when browsing the collection of an online medical supply store will contain a seat, a back support, and arm and foot rests. The size of each of these components, however, will vary from one model to another. Finding seat and support of right size is extremely important if you want your time on the equipment to be comfortable. The option to remove the arm or foot rests may offer closer seating to a table or desk. There will also be a difference in the size of wheel depending on the kind of chair you are using; electric, manual transport or manual standard.

Manual chairs can again be categorized into two, standard and transport. Both types are usually lightweight, which makes them extremely easy to handle, transport and push. The standard ones come with a couple of large rear wheels; on their front, they have much smaller caster wheels. This wheelchair type is the best option for you if you are looking to propel yourself. Standard manual chairs are not an option for people who don’t have the ability of moving their limbs unless they have another person available to push the unit.

If you travel often, a manual chair will allow you to fold and bring the chair everywhere you go. Another feature that lures many people to a manual chair is cost; they are often significantly less expensive than electric units.

The transport chairs come equipped with two pairs of caster wheels and are generally not meant for people looking to propel themselves. A transport chair is best for moving a person within a home, such as from a bed to a sitting area. Transport chairs are often used for short trips or errands with a person that tires easily on their feet.

If you are purchasing the wheelchair for an overweight or obese individual, don’t forget to confirm whether the product is meant for bariatric use. Models designed for bariatric use can support 300 pounds to 800 pounds. The bariatric chairs are also often referred to as heavy duty chairs or extra-wide chairs. The extra reinforcement in the construction of materials is necessary to safely and comfortably transport a person of larger size.

The Facts About Discount Medicine Services

The rising costs of prescription drugs can create huge obstacles for those who depend on their medications. Many major pharmaceutical companies are acknowledging this problem by offering assistance. However, these programs are restrictive and do not cover all patients. Discount medicine prescription cards and online services are often the only way to go for some consumers. Before signing up, there are some facts that you need to understand in order to gain all the benefits of these programs.

Is it Applicable to All?

Some pharmaceutical programs restrict access to those who have certain health plans or are in a certain income bracket. Others require customers to be over or under a certain age to qualify. A true discount medicine plan or site doesn’t have these restrictions. Some programs allow anyone to sign up or log in.

FDA Approved Medications

For the most part, you are not going to get name brand medications from these services. However, you will get FDA approved alternatives. Some consumers worry that the pills received from discount medicine stores online will not work as effectively or are manufactured in countries that do not comply with FDA standards. Yes, some online pharmacies are offering cheaper prescriptions and cut corners. Make sure your provider is FDA approved.

Savings

The savings do vary from service to service. A discount medicine card that you receive from a doctor’s office or pharmacy tends to have a 40 percent cost reduction. Some online services guarantee up to 80 percent savings over traditional pharmacy prices. Most cards do not require a fee to enroll. Online services may have an additional usage fee or shipping fee; it all depends on the option you choose.

Does Require a Prescription

Even if you use an online vendor, you are going to have to provide a prescription signed by your physician for the request to be filled. It can be a faxed or scanned copy. The pharmacist then verifies the prescription with your doctor’s office before filling the order.

Delivery Time Varies

It will take approximately ten to 15 days to receive your medication after the company receives your prescription. For that reason, these types of programs are best used for maintenance medications such as those used to treat blood pressure or heart conditions.

If you have a savings card, you can use it at your local pharmacy. This allows you to obtain your prescription the same day as long as it is in stock.

Discount medicine is an important market for many people. Without these money saving discount, millions of people would not be able to access lifesaving drugs.

The Risks Of Taking OTC For Pain Management Are High

It can be an overwhelming to think about going to a pain management doctor. So most people will use medications the can get over-the-counter when trying to ease their chronic pain. And while this can work, the instructions have to be followed.

However, studies have found that the majority of those using OTC pain medications don’t and thus, put themselves at risk for other problems. One of the biggest concerns is an overdose, but there are risks of other side effects which can be serious as well. Some of those side effects include liver damage, stomach bleeding, ulcers or death.

A poll taken of 1,000 American adults with chronic pain, 30 years of age and older, that just under 45% admit they have taken more the OTC instructions recommend. Those OTC medications include acetaminophen and NSAIDs. This was without the guidance of a pain management doctor, choosing self-medicating instead.

Tolerable pain levels are different for everyone, but taking in excess of the recommended dosage of any OTC pain medication can cause significant complications and damage. Just as dangerous is combining NSAID pain relievers, which almost 40% of those polled, admitted to doing.

Any pain management doctor will tell you that patients with chronic use a higher dose of OTC pain relievers than is recommended by them or the manufacturer. The correlation between pain medication and overdosing isn’t something most patients make a connection until it is too late.

The same poll also found that just over 10 percent of the 66 percent with chronic pain had actually been diagnosed. That would me that many people trying to self-medicate their chronic pain with OTC medications instead of under the supervision of a pain management doctor.

Always Contact Your Doctor

The first thing you must realize when you are experiencing chronic pain, your symptoms won’t be like anyone else and nor will the cure be the same either. Each person is different in what their tolerance level is and there are other factors to consider as well.

Modern Miracles: Stem Cell Therapy and Lung Disease

Stem cell therapy is big business. Florida is the top growth area for anti-aging clinics and new research. It appears to be the state most dedicated to the establishment of this new medical treatment. These are widely found in south Florida. The aging Florida crowd has money to fund spending new healthcare products.

Several clinics are associated with research facilities located outside of America in the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and Switzerland. Cutting edge results of anti-aging medicine reverse mental and physical declines associated with aging of past generations. Looking and feeling better often impact other life choices.

Florida clinics specializing in lung disease treat all types of lung disease including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, COPD, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, interstitial lung disease, severely punctured lungs, trauma injuries in the lung area, and chronic low lung function due to smoke inhalation from fire or paint fumes. Local stem cells injections can improve lung function, restore bronchi, and increase oxygenation in the body. It may be possible to recreate missing areas of the lung in the future. These modern medical miracles require multiple treatments and benefit from good nutritional and vitamin protocols.

There is a wonderful lung clinic in Sarasota, The Trinity Stem Cell Institute in Odessa is another great location for this medical miracle. Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine offers stem cell treatment for spine and skeletal injuries. Stemedix, Inc. is a Florida based Stem Cell Therapy center in St Petersburg which treats multiple sclerosis with this therapy.

All injections must be screened for factors such as blood type and diseases. Some clinics will include other medications in the injections like growth factors. It is very important to exclude stem cell injections which do not match the patient’s blood type. Adult stem cells can be obtained from the patient’s fat cells. These are washed and treated for re-injection into the patient. They are not as effective as embryonic cells.

Umbilical cords and cord blood can provide embryonic stem cells without the need for a fetus. It is also important to continue to take medications for underlying diseases and inform the doctor of any prescribed or recreational drugs take by the patient in the preceding thirty-day period.

It is very important for patients to refrain from using recreational drugs, drinking, or smoking to allow the cell colony to grow and differentiate into the appropriate organ or tissue. Choose the clinic by its specialty and stay away from one size fits all clinics. Ask about the number of patients successfully treated by the doctor and/or clinic.

8 Tips To Manage Stress

assdaNumerous factors, big or small, in the world may cause a person to feel stressed out. It is not a new term to come across. We as human beings often come across a stressful situation, such as a relationship issue, or death of a dear one. And it is completely normal, until and unless it allows you to carry out all your daily tasks as you normally would.

What is Stress?

Stress is nothing but how we react to different situations. While some people may remain calm, some others may get panicked and stressed due to a normal traffic, or maybe due to work pressure at job. Stress, if severe, can be problematic. You tend to adversely affect your physical health or feel dog-tired. Or you may fail to concentrate on simple things.

Nevertheless, your body has a “fight-or-flight” response to such stressful situations. During this process, your body releases some hormones post receiving signals from your brain to boost your potential for responding to a possible threat. But, due to stress having become a common issue, this “fight-or-flight” response process goes recurring. This is where stress management is required, since it provides you with a sea of tools to fight your stress.

Make stress management your goal that you constantly want to achieve. And do not forget to analyze your stress level from time to time. Thereafter, move on to determine what causes you to stress out.

Tips to Manage Stress

1. Notice how you feel – No two people will experience stress in exactly the same manner. Notice how you behave or think when you stress and when you do not.

2. Understand the source – Pay attention to what is the triggering factor of your stress. This factor can be anything, including your relationship with your partner or spouse, your kids, your job, your financial issue, or anything else that matters to you in some way or the other.

3. Understand your way to deal with stress – Try and identify if you go unhealthy when you go stressed out. Maybe you start eating more than enough when you feel uneasy and strained. Analyze if it is your regular or pertain to a specific situation only.

4. Ask for help – Choose from keeping your stress to yourself and continuing to stress or sharing it with friends and family and feeling a bit relaxed. But trust me, the latter will help you cope better with a stressful situation as compared to the former, in which case you would need to consult a professional psychologist.

5. Keep physically active – Forget not making any physical movements at all. Physical exercise of any kind is a great stress reliever. Since, the feel-good endorphins get a boost and bring an enhancement in your overall well-being.

6. Laugh more – Laughter is the best medicine. Definitely, each of your illnesses is not treatable alone by your laughter. But, it certainly helps you feel better. You feel lighter mentally. So, find humor in everything you see or experience.

7. Sleep enough – Take a proper sleep every night i.e. around 7-8 hours. When you sleep well, you feel well, and you react well.

8. Remind yourself – “I am special” – Don’t forget to eat well and drink lots of water every day. Go for a walk, listen to music, and dance to your favorite number. Be happy. Take a break from work. Enjoy yourself. Half of your problems will disappear.

Understanding the Clinical Research Process for Pharmaceutical Products

Clinical research is conducted around the world each and every day. This testing is completed for medications, medical equipment and products to identify their safety, effectiveness, benefits and adverse effects.

Pharmaceutical products have to go through very strict phases and stages to ensure that they are effective and safe. With diseases such as HIV, cancer, diabetes and more, scientists and researchers are constantly working on new medications to help slow and eliminate these disease, but this all has to be tested before it can be made available to the general public.

This all starts with the developmental stage. The developmental stage will identify how the medication is absorbed into the body, the potential benefits, dosage requirements and any side effects. These tests are only theoretical at this point and have not been tested on humans. It is what the research or scientist believes, but in order to have it FDA approved, it has a number of other steps and hoops to go through before it is considered safe for human consumption and can start making a positive difference to lives on a global scale.

Once the developmental stage is completed, the medication will enter the pre clinical research phase. This stage is often carried out in a laboratory using both in vitro and in vivo to learn more about the product, get a detailed overview and confirm it is safe for human testing. Any doubt in the products safety in humans will stop it going to the next stage of the clinical trial which is the human testing phase.

When the medication has effectively passed the pre clinical research stage, then it goes onto the clinical research phases, which comprise of four phases to identify if the product is safe, how effective it is, learn about side effects, risks and benefits.

Initially a specialist company or the pharmaceutical company will start choosing their participants to take part in the trial. This will include a number of factors including age, gender, medical history, health and more. They will also identify how many participants they need to ensure that they get a clear overview of the product to submit to the FDA. Participants can vary from forty or fifty participants to a couple of hundred participants.

Dosage and assessments will be determined and then the clinical research will enter trial one. Phase one usually lasts a couple of months, usually focusing on the products safety aspects, with only seventy percent of pharmaceutical products going onto phase two. Phase two can last up to two years, depending on it’s success, this focuses on the effectiveness of the product. Only around thirty three percent of products make it to phase three of the clinical research project.

Phase three is a long term process which can last up to four years. During this time the larger scale aspects of the medication is tested with participants being very closely monitored and supervised. This is to determine any benefits of the product, along with any adverse side effects. Everything has to be detailed and recorded to submit to the FDA for approval.

Only up to thirty percent of pharmaceutical products make it to the fourth and final stage. On completion of the fourth stage, documentation is collated and passed onto the FDA for consideration to be made available to the general public to improve quality of life and make a difference in lives on a global scale.

What Is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is an evolutionary practice that addresses the unique healthcare needs of those in the 21st century.

Rather than treating just the symptoms of any disease, functional medicine focuses on the underlying cause of disease by using an approach that focuses on the body’s systems and their primary functions. Practitioners work to engage the patient in a partnership that will lead to overall better health and wellness.

Functional medicine practitioners focus on the whole person, rather than just the isolated constellation of symptoms. This shifts medicine from traditional sick care to a more patient-centered approach. These practitioners spend a great deal of time with their patients and listen to histories, while also evaluating the environment, lifestyle, and genetic factors that may play a role in long-term health and the development of chronic disease. By doing it this way, practitioners offer their patients a unique experience in healthcare, which will lead to higher engagement and vitality for each individual.

Why is Functional Medicine Needed?

There are several reasons why functional medicine has become more and more popular in our culture. Some of these reasons include the following:

Current medical practice is aimed toward acute care (or sick care), the diagnosis and treatment of disease or trauma, and conditions that need urgent attention such as broken bones or appendicitis. Medicine is not focused on the wellness of a human body, but in the curing of an already sick one.

There is a drastic increase in the number of chronic disease diagnoses among those in our society. These diseases include heart disease, diabetes, mental illness, cancer, and autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Acute care medical approaches do not allow the ability to treat or prevent complex chronic diseases. This is generally because it does not account for the unique make-up of the individual or outside factors that could be playing a role, especially in the environment, which exposes us all to toxins. Lifestyle choices also play a primary role in overall health and may have a direct influence on the rise of chronic illness in our Western culture

There is a gaping chasm between the way doctors practice and the research in their selected fields. This gap is enormous, as much as 50 years, especially in the field of chronic disease.

Sadly, most modern day physicians are not trained to look for underlying causes of disease. They are not taught to look at treatment strategies such as diet, nutrition, and exercise that could improve illnesses in their patients.

Functional Medicine Differentiation

The origins, prevention, and treatment of chronic disease, especially, is of primary concern to a functional medicine practitioner. The principles of functional medicine that differentiate them from conservative approaches include the following:

Patient-centered healthcare: The whole patient is the primary focus. This practice promotes positive vitality beyond the absence of disease and promotes overall good health. By truly listening to patients’ stories and background, the functional medicine practitioner is able to guide the patient into self-discovery and then further tailor treatment to fit their individual needs.

Scientific and integrative healthcare approach: This is unique in itself. Doctors look for causes of illness by evaluating the web of interactions in the patient’s history, lifestyle, and physiology. Alone, the genetic makeup of a person can cause illness, so it is of primary concern to a functional medicine practitioner. Additionally, both external (social and physical environments) and internal (body, mind, and spirit) factors affect the body’s overall health as well.

Using best medical practices that are integrative: The practice brings together both alternative medicine practices, as well as traditional Western medical practices. They focus primarily on prevention through diet, nutrition, and exercise routines. They use the latest and best lab results and other diagnostic studies to assist in their diagnosis and treatment of each individual. They prescribe a combination of pharmaceutical medications, natural supplements, botanicals, detoxification programs, stress-management strategies, and therapeutic diets.

Mental Health Conditions Induced by Substance Abuse

A mental condition can be induced by a substance use disorder as much as a person with mental illness is likely to abuse any substance. Most of the times, it is difficult to ascertain which came first. The co-occurrence of a mental health condition along with a substance abuse problem is called dual diagnosis.

Here, we take a look at some of the mental disorders which can be induced by a substance use disorder:

    1. Substance-induced delirium: Also known as delirium tremens, it is a rapid onset of confusion that stems from alcohol withdrawal. Symptoms can last for a couple of days and the problem usually occurs when a person consumes excessive alcohol and tries to quit it abruptly. People often hear voices or see things that are illusionary and not felt by others. This suggests that while quitting alcohol, one should seek expert guidance to manage withdrawal.

    1. Substance-induced persisting dementia: The symptoms of a substance-induced persisting dementia are akin to those of normal dementia. The only difference is that it is caused by the abuse of substances. A person abusing substances may have trouble with memory, personality changes, and other physical or psychological problems, just like a regular dementia patient.

    1. Substance-induced psychotic disorder: Commonly known as toxic psychosis, it is a form of substance use disorder where the symptoms are ascribed to substance abuse. The toxins produced in the body as a result of the substance abuse affect the mind of an addict in such a manner that it results in psychotic disorder.

    1. Substance-induced anxiety disorder: Anxiety disorders can also be triggered by substance abuse and the symptoms can be equally ominous. It includes symptoms of a normal anxiety disorder, such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks or phobias. It may occur during the intoxication period or during withdrawals. Symptoms should not be taken lightly, considering the fact that they are induced by substance abuse. Repercussions of not getting treated on time could land someone in the soup.

    1. Substance-induced mood disorder: Many over-the-counter (OTC) prescription medicines and certain drugs are blamed for causing depression and other mood disorders. Reports of substance-induced mood disorder have been doing the rounds since the 1950s and are long known.

    1. Hallucinogen persisting perceptual disorder: Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD) is a condition characterized by a continual presence of sensory disturbances. A person using hallucinogenic substances experiences persistent changes in his perception that are most commonly visual.

  1. Substance-induced sleep disorder: Substance abuse almost always causes sleep problems in addicts. Insomnia is a definite fallout of substance abuse. A person suffering from it has difficulty in sleeping or at times tends to oversleep. The variety of sleep disturbances is caused by abuse of substances.

The co-occurring disorders can be quite difficult to handle and treatment also becomes a bit of a challenge. A treatment cannot be effective unless both the conditions are addressed simultaneously. Merely treating one condition without addressing the other would not yield desired results. Hence, seeking help from the right treatment center at the earliest holds the key. c