Affluent Neglect

Society expresses great concern for poor, underserved children and the increased likelihood they may lack access to health care and education, or that they may turn to drugs or crime in adulthood. Less attention is paid to children of affluent parents who have their own set of problems. Emotional neglect often goes unnoticed or unreported, which may…

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph. in the 1980s, is a type of talk therapy originally designed for high-risk, suicidal people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Today, DBT is used to treat people struggling with a range of complex and intense emotions, including substance abuse and addiction, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders,…

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The Pandemic-Push: Why are so Many People Suddenly Buying Prescription Drugs Online?

Prescription-med sales skyrocket due to the pandemic, but when does use become abuse? Paracelsus Recovery’s experts weigh in. More and more people are illegally purchasing prescription medication such as anxiety or sleeping pills online as the pandemic takes its toll on our wellbeing. The pandemic has left a mental health crisis in its wake. Rates…

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What is Narcissism?

On Wednesday, Harvey Weinstein’s 23-year prison-sentence marked a historic moment. Because many have called him a narcissistic, Paracelsus Recovery explains what narcissism actually is. Narcissism is a highly complex personality disorder (NPD). A personality disorder is a type of mental illness that leads an individual to have a distorted pattern of thinking and relating to reality. In…

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Bloomberg – ‘It Could Destroy Your Life’: Crypto Trading Goes to Rehab

We saw a 300% increase in inquiries about crypto problems since 2018, Jan Gerber, CEO of Paracelsus Recovery, explained to Charlie Wells and Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou for Bloomberg.

Our lead psychiatrist, Thilo Beck, emphasised that the problem occurs because compulsive crypto traders simply respond to their brain’s reward mechanisms. For example, while cryptocurrency seems like a smart investment, the lack of regulation makes crypto markets highly volatile. So, when you win, you win big. These ‘big wins’ release vast amounts of feel-good chemicals in our brain, which is why cryptocurrency is as addictive as gambling.

We now provide specialised treatment programmes catered to cryptocurrency addiction. Interested to find out what that means? Learn more here --> Crypto Trading Goes to Rehab

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