San Clemente, Calif. — Sept. 26, 2016 — Sovereign Health, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services, is pleased to announce the launch of a new article that’s now live on www.psychologytoday.com: “Detox Your Relationships: Helpful hints for dealing with a toxic person.” This article, written and edited by Ralph Ryback, M.D., Kristen Fuller, M.D., and Susan Logan-McCracken, M.P.W., shares how toxic people can damage and leave long-lasting effects on others.
As this editorial explores, relationships are two-way streets that involve the parties helping each other throughout the journey without any expectation of gaining anything in return, except for lending a hand when the tables are turned. Yet, most people have been involved in a toxic relationship at one time or another. Humans are social beings who thrive on companionship and deteriorate on loneliness, according to psychological studies. Entering into a toxic relationship can result in severe inner conflict, so recognize the signs of a toxic relationship before entering one.
Dr. Ryback notes in the article that individuals should look for signs of toxic behaviors with the other party, including how that person treats the people closest to him or her. The article also reminds readers that relationships grow as the partners learn to deal with and resolve conflicts and to take a moment to reflect on the time spent with their partner to determine whether the experience is worth it.
This new article follows two recent Sovereign Health editorials also posted on PsychologyToday.com: “4 Disorders That Resemble Depression, But Aren’t: Why it never hurts to get a blood test before diagnosis” shares conditions that are commonly mistaken for depression, both by clinicians and the public; and “Why the Loss of a Pet Hurts So Much … and why the stages of grief are just as valid when your loss is an animal” shares how grieving the loss of a loved pet is a personal affair, and everyone deals with is differently.
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About the Authors
Ralph Ryback, M.D., has taught at many institutions, including Harvard Medical School. He’s also a psychiatrist with Sovereign Health. Receiving his M.D. from Wayne State School of Medicine and completing his residency at Boston City Hospital, Dr. Ryback brings over half a century of psychiatric experience to Sovereign Health. To read Dr. Ryback’s full biography, click HERE.
Kristen Fuller, M.D., is a senior staff writer at Sovereign Health and enjoys writing about evidence-based topics in the cutting-edge world of medicine. She is a physician and author, who also teaches, practices medicine in the urgent care setting and contributes to medicine board education. She is also an outdoor and dog enthusiast.
Susan Logan-McCracken, M.P.W. (Master’s of Professional Writing), is an editor for Sovereign Health and an award-winning author. Logan-McCracken has 25 years of experience as a journalist, most recently as the editor of Cat Fancy magazine. She received her master’s in professional writing from the University of Southern California, where she became obsessed with accuracy, fair reporting, and correct English usage.
Rachael Mattice is the managing editor for Sovereign Health, leading a team of diversified managers, team leaders, writers and editors in the U.S. and India digital newsroom. Also a freelance music journalist, she pulls from her versatile background in journalism, digital marketing and visual content creation to boost innovative ideas and high-quality assets for the Sovereign Health brand.
About Sovereign Health
Sovereign Health’s mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company’s ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.
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