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Psychosis

​The word psychosis is used to describe conditions that affect the mind, in which people have trouble distinguishing between what is real and what is not.

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Trauma

Trauma is the lasting emotional response that often results from living through a distressing event. Experiencing a traumatic event can harm a person’s sense of safety, sense of self, and ability to regulate emotions and navigate relationships. Long after the traumatic event occurs, people with trauma can often feel shame, helplessness, powerlessness and intense fear.

About Trauma

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a complex mental illness that affects how a person thinks, feels, behaves and relates to others.

About Schizophrenia

​Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)

​​Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) involves a series of short magnetic pulses directed to the brain to stimulate nerve cells.

About ​Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)

​Family Therapy

​Family therapy is a type of psychotherapy that helps family members better understand each other, support one another and work through difficult situations.

About ​Family Therapy

​Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CAM)

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies are used both to help manage existing conditions and to maintain good health. Your family doctor or psychiatrist should be consulted before CAMs are added to your existing health or treatment regimes.​

About ​Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CAM)

Amphetamines

Amphetamines are stimulant drugs that speed up the central nervous system. These drugs can cause addiction if they are misused.

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Caffeine

Caffeine is a stimulant that speeds up the central nervous system. It stimulates the brain, elevates the mood and postpones fatigue.

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Cocaine and Crack

Cocaine is a stimulant drug that can make people feel more alert and energetic. Cocaine can also make people feel euphoric, or “high.” ​

About Cocaine and Crack

Ecstasy

​Ecstasy is a drug that affects the brain’s chemistry by releasing a high level of serotonin, which plays a role in regulating mood, energy level and appetite.

About Ecstasy
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