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More on Guest for Sexual Addiction Show

More on Guest for Sexual Addiction Show

On the HealthyPlace TV show, airing live tonight at 7:30 PM Central, 8:30 Eastern, the topic is Sexual Addiction . It’s a difficult one and…

Some of the points we’ll be addressing include:

  • How to tell if your sexual impulses are normal
  • Where to find help if you have a sexual addiction
  • What it means to maintain sexual sobriety

Our guest is Brittany who will be sharing her real story of hope and struggle. She has suffered with sexual addiction since she was a teenager, and she is now in her forties. Her sexual sobriety has not been without pitfalls. She experienced numerous relapses. After working with her therapist and seeking treatment for her depression (link between depression and sexual addiction ), Brittany, has been in remission from her addiction for over eight years. (read Dr. Croft’s blog post on “Treating Sexual Addiction .”)

During the show, you’ll have the opportunity to ask Brittany questions about her experience with sexual addiction, and during the second half of the show, Dr. Harry Croft, HealthyPlace.com’s Medical Director, will answer any mental health question you might have. If you would like to submit your questions in advance, email me at: producer AT healthyplace.com.

If you are concerned that you might have a problem with sexual addiction, our sexual addiction tests are available here.

We’ll see you tonight.

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Sexual Addiction TV Show: April 28

Sexual Addiction TV Show: April 28

Recently, several celebrities including, most famously, David Duchovny, have publicly faced ‘sexual addiction‘. What does it mean to have a sexual addiction? Isn’t it normal to love sex?

Unfortunately, just as many people have a problem with alcohol, there are those whose sexual behavior consistently causes them trouble in their personal and professional lives. Sometimes referred to as hypersexuality or sexual dependency, sex addiction is a serious mental illness that can have serious consequences for its sufferers. Sex addicts display an incapablity to control their sexual impulses and a long-term history of behavior centering around acting on their impulsive sexual desires (symptoms of sexual addiction). Often sex addicts report in their histories numerous failed attempts to stop.

Crossing the Line Into Sexual Addiction

It can be difficult to determine where normal sexual behavior deviates over into abnormal or unhealthy behavior, and the distinction is highly subjective. If you are concerned about whether or not you’re dealing with sexual addiction, take our sexual addiction test.

During the live HealthyPlace TV show airing April 28th, our guests will describe what it’s like living with sexual addiction and HealthyPlace.com Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft, will provide guidelines to help distinguish healthy sexual behavior from the unhealthy and what the treatment is for sexual addiction.

Identifying the unhealthy sexual behavior is only one part of the recovery process, and patients still need to know where and how to seek treatment. Not all psychologists and psychiatrists specialize in sexual behavioral issues. Friends and family of the patient may ostracize them because of the stigma associated with the problem or write off their diagnosis as unnecessary.  Dr. Croft and our guests will address these issues and any other questions you have about sexual addiction during the live HeatlhyPlace TV show Tuesday at 7:30 PM CT, 8:30 ET.

If you have a story about sexual addiction or any mental illness please email us at Producer AT healthyplace.com or create a video about your story and email us the link. Your story might be able to help someone still suffering in silence. During the second part of the show you will be able to ask Dr. Croft any question about mental health. He always gives a straight answer.

For more information about the HealthyPlace TV show or how it works, please click here.

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Treatment Resistant Depression Recap

Treatment Resistant Depression Recap

Tuesday night, during the live show on ‘Finding Hope for Treatment Resistant Depression,’ HealthyPlace.com Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft and our host, Gary, discussed some important information for those suffering from TRD. Some of the highlights included a discussion on the use of:

Dr. Croft said many people quit taking antidepressants too soon; before they even have a chance to be effective. He also talked about antidepressant augmentation to increase the effectiveness of the antidepressant medication. If you missed the broadcast, you can view it in its entirety by clicking the ‘on demand’ link on the player on the HealthyPlace TV Show homepage.

The ‘Star D Study’, an important study of effective treatments for treatment-resistant depression, was also discussed during the broadcast.

If you are still suffering from symptoms of depression even after treatment, speak to your healthcare professional. Take a proactive role in your own well-being. For more information, you can watch video #9 on treatment-resistant depression or visit the Depression Community at HealthyPlace.com.

I always appreciate your comments and questions about the HealthyPlace TV show. If you would like to share your story or just send a brief message, you can reach me by email: Producer AT healthyplace.com

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Treatment-Resistant Depression: April 21

Treatment-Resistant Depression: April 21

Great advances have been made in the treatment of depression . The advent of SSRI’s like Prozac continue to change the lives of millions. Unfortunately, a significant percentage of depression sufferers do not respond to antidepressant medication and modern psychotherapy either completely or partially and are still affected by sadness, disinterest in activities, and sometimes suicide.

If you are suffering from treatment-resistant depression (read Dr. Croft’s blog post), it can seem like a tunnel without an ending. How do you know what goals to even set for your treatment? For anyone suffering from depression, the goals should be the same: end the symptoms. During the live HealthyPlace TV show, airing Tuesday April 22nd at 7:30 PM CST/ 8:30 PM ET, Dr. Harry Croft, HealthyPlace.com’s Medical Director, will share several treatment tips for those who haven’t responded to the standard depression treatments. (You might also want to read The Gold Standard for Treating Depression – authoritative information on all aspects of depression treatment.

Our guest will be sharing her true story of surviving depression (a very treatment-resistant form). You will be able to participate during the live show by asking our guest and Dr. Croft questions through the chat screen next to the show player.

We will also be discussing the use of ECT in treatment-resistant depression . For those suffering from this form of severe depression, ECT (or electroconvulsive therapy) has shown a remarkable ability to immediately resolve many symptoms of tough to treat depression. Many people often misunderstand ECT and associate it with its much less scientific predecessors.

During the second half of the show, you will be able to ask Dr. Croft any mental health question. You can also submit your questions ahead of time by emailing me (producer AT heatlhyplace.com ). If you would like to share your personal mental health story, please create a video (post it on youtube) and email us the link. We might even air it during our live show. For more information about how the HealthyPlace TV show works you can click here.

Thank you for making the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show a great success and helping those suffering in silence with your participation. As always, I look forward to reading all your emails and comments. HealthyPlace TV airs live Tuesdays at 7:30 PM Central/ 8:30 PM Eastern on HealthyPlace.com.

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Managing Your Panic Attacks: April 14

Managing Your Panic Attacks: April 14

Imagine feeling your chest tighten and you cannot breathe. You know you’re having a heart attack and you rush to the hospital only to be told there is nothing ‘physically’ wrong with you.

For many people suffering from panic attacks , these symptoms can be a commonplace occurrence. These anxiety attacks can be completely debilitating, preventing people from living normal lives or even going to work. Panic attacks accompany a wide range of other mental illnesses such as depression and agoraphobia .

Panic attacks, however, are treatable. We’ll be talking about that during the live HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show airing Tuesday, April 14th at 7:30p CT, 8:30 ET. Joining the show are two women who have successfully overcome their panic attacks . Our guests, along with HealthyPlace.com’s Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft, will share several key points for those suffering from panic attacks. (Read Dr. Croft’s blog post on How To Manage Your Panic Attacks .) You will be able to ask our guests and Dr. Croft questions during the live show, and during the second half of the show, you can ask Dr. Croft any mental health question that’s on your mind.

If you suffer from panic attacks and want to share your story with us, produce a video on youtube (and then email me the link). If you would like to share your story or any questions for Dr. Croft feel free to email us as well: Producer AT healthyplace.com .

The HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show airs live every Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM Central/ 8:30 PM Eastern. For more information about how the show works, you can click here .

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Medicating Your ADHD Child: April 7

Medicating Your ADHD Child: April 7

The National Institutes of Health has estimated that between 3-5 percent of all children suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) . The diagnosis of ADHD has never been without controversy. The discussion often focuses on the drugs used to most commonly treat the disorder, which are amphetamine derivatives. These drugs act non-specifically, which some point to as a problem in and of itself. These prescription stimulant drugs for ADHD also carry a risk of abuse and addiction . If your child is diagnosed with ADHD, how do you decide if you should medicate your child?

Our topic for this week’s HealthyPlace Mental Health TV show , airing live on our website, April 7th (5:30p PT, 7:30 CT, 8:30 ET), is “The Pros and Cons of Medicating Your ADHD Child”. While the decision to medicate your child for ADHD is extremely personal and best discussed with your child’s physician, we hope the show and HealthyPlace.com’s Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft, will give you several key points to consider when facing the decision (read Dr. Croft’s blog post on treating ADHD children ).

Joining Dr. Croft on our show is Kristy. Kristy is a mother of three. She was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. Kristy made the decision to take ADHD medication for her disorder, but when her oldest son, Connor, was diagnosed with ADHD, she decided NOT to medicate him. Kristy has several interesting reasons for her decisions that she’ll be sharing with us during the first half of the show.

During the second half, you’ll have the opportunity to ask Dr. Croft any mental health question you have in the popular ‘ask Dr. Croft’ portion of the show (just type it on the chat screen or email me). You can also participate in the show by creating a youtube video and emailing me: Producer AT healthyplace.com . I enjoy hearing all your comments and questions and I look forward to your participation!

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