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United Summit Center is a comprehensive mental health center serving seven counties in
north central West Virginia. United Summit Center and United Hospital Center work together to offer a comprehensive mental health delivery system.

 

 
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Bath Salts

What are bath salts?

Bath Salts is the name for a new synthetic drug that can be purchased at some convenience stores, novelty shops throughout the state.

DUI Safety and Treatment Enrollment Information

The West Virginia DUI Safety and Treatment Program is offered at the United Summit Center Clarksburg location in conjunction with the West Virginia Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities/ Division on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and the WV Division of Motor Vehicles. The program consists of education, intervention and treatment components.

All appointments and classes will be held at the main location. The main location’s address is:

6 Hospital Plaza
Clarksburg, WV
26301

Adolescent Depression

The teenage years are a time of great change. We know that. They are a time for testing authority and experimenting with various roles in various social situations as well as coping with academic pressures and parental expectations. We know that, too; and consequently we tend to view the often labile moods and behavior of teens as simply "phases they are going through"--that is, as normal teenage behavior that will eventually resolve itself. We tend to overlook the fact that frequently the moods and behavior mask an underlying depressive illness.

Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Affective Disorders

By Paul Kettl, M.D.
Director, of the Geriatric Inpatient Unit
M. S. Hershey Medical Center

What do alcoholism and drug abuse have to do with affective disorders? That question has been hotly debated among psychiatrists over the last several decades.

Early Exposure to Treatment for Anxiety is Important

Everyone has experienced anxiety. We all know the feelings of nervousness. The butterflies in your stomach before a first date, your heart racing when you almost have an accident, your cold clammy hands as you open your credit card bill. Anxiety can be helpful emotion, one that heightens our awareness and to motivate us to act. Many people, however, experience anxiety that interferes with their ability to live their lives effectively. Their anxiety keeps them from achieving their goals and prevents them from being able to feel comfortable.

Codependency

There are many definitions used to talk about co-dependency today. The original concept of co-dependency was developed to acknowledge the responses and behaviors people develop from being in a close relationship with an alcoholic or drug abuser. The alcoholic or drug abuser was the dependent person, and the person involved with the dependent person in any intimate way (spouse, lover, child, sibling, etc.) was the co-dependent person.

Your Thoughts and Depression

Many times when a person is depressed they can develop a characteristic pattern of “distorted thinking” about life and their experiences.  A person with depression may also have beliefs about themselves and how the world is and should be that are unrealistic. The worldview of a person with depression commonly emphasizes a low opinion of their self-worth and often they can become preoccupied with criticizing themselves. The distorted thinking and unrealistic belief system can lead a person with depression to exaggerate ideas of their duty and responsibility.

Exercise

Exercise is good for the psyche One of the benefits of exercise is its effect on mental well-being. One Surgeon General's Report shows that people who are inactive are twice as likely to have symptoms of depression as those who are active. Studies reported in the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter show that walking, running, weight training, sports, or simply being physically active can lift mood and keep people positive. Oddly, they get the benefits whether or not the exercise leads to significant improvements in physical fitness.

Kids & Aggressive Behavior

All parents deal with a child’s conflict and aggression at one time or another, it is one of the most challenging issues in parenting. Challenging not only because of the effect that aggressive behavior has within the family, but also due to the potential impact it has in our schools, our communities, and the long-term development of our children. Too often the results of aggressive behavior in children are violent acts that jeopardize the health, safety and future of us all.


To Make an Appointment
To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact our Main Office at 1-800-SUMMIT-0 or (304) 623-5661

Hours
8:30am to 5:00pm Monday - Friday
(evening hours by appointment at some locations)


24 Hour Crisis Line
1-800-786-6480

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