As crypto-trading increases in popularity, levels of addiction are growing at an alarming rate. We asked our experts for some tips on how to trade in moderation.

There is a buzz around cryptocurrency. Dramatic fluctuations in value make them tempting for investors eager to make quick money. For some, investing in them has been a smart move, but it needs to be done with care.

The combination of volatile currencies such as Bitcoin and easily accessible trading platforms like Robinhood, have created a market that is dangerously addictive. …


Addiction interventionists need to know these ten things when working with ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs).

An intervention is an orchestrated attempt to help a loved one seek treatment. We would always advise seeking the support of a professional interventionist to manage the event and help contain everyone’s emotions.

Their skillset is vital, particularly if the individual is unwilling to seek help or is confrontational. Unfortunately, this is often the case with UHNWIs. Their power, lifestyle and success shield them from the consequences of their actions. …


Are you feeling emotionally rundown or burnt out? These easy to implement life-hacks could be just what you need to get back on track.

Happiness is not something that happens by itself. But it is possible to develop a happier state of mind by making small changes to our lives.

Happiness is hard to come by, particularly in a pandemic. Nearly 40% of the U.S population has struggled with their mental health since it began, but even in normal times happiness can be elusive. Often, it is low on the priority list, especially for ultra high-net worth individuals (UHNWIs). But a little work can make a big difference.

We Are What We Think

Humans have evolved to think negatively. It is a useful skill — by focusing on past pain we…


Online therapy has helped many people access support during the pandemic, and the once temporary solution is becoming the preferred choice of some UHNWIs.

Our lives have increasingly moved online and therapy is no exception. That’s why we think the future of mental health treatment will be a hybrid model of in-person and virtual work.

The pandemic has had a profound impact on many people’s mental health. At Paracelsus Recovery, we saw a fivefold increase in referrals and calls from ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) struggling to cope. To help them navigate these difficult times, we began providing virtual therapy (also known as eTherapy or teletherapy). This includes everything from individual therapy sessions to a full online rehabilitation treatment programme.

Virtual therapy is no longer considered a downgrade.

While it took some adjustment…


After nearly two years away from friends and co-workers, people are struggling to readapt to their in-person lives. Our experts explain the mental health challenges this has caused and how to overcome them.

At Paracelsus Recovery, we have seen a marked increase in clients
struggling with anxiety about returning to normal life.

The coronavirus pandemic has swept through the world, leaving a range of issues in its wake. In particular, post-pandemic syndrome (PPS) is becoming a pervasive problem. A recent study (2021) conducted by the American Psychological Association reported that more than 45% of surveyed adults feel uncomfortable leaving their homes, even with the vaccine. Unfortunately, PPS seems to be a progressive condition, similar to obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety…


To celebrate #PrideMonth, we explore the health benefits of embracing who you are and how to navigate stigmas and discrimination along the way.

Elliot Page announced he is transgender in December 2020. Since then, he has spoken openly about the positive impact his transition has had on his mental health.

Please note: In this article, we explore why coming out as LGBTQIA+ can benefit your mental health. But you must be in an environment where it is safe to do so. Do you think coming out would risk your personal or professional safety? If yes, first focus on finding ways to navigate these difficult realities.

Living true to ourselves, is the apple-a-day of our mental health. When we are authentic, we embrace each part of our identity, from our intellectual interests to our sexual orientation. In doing so, we can live with a sense of wholeness, meaning and satisfaction.

In…


For PTSD Awareness Month our experts explore the dangers of child-star syndrome and how you can overcome the mental health challenges it raises.

Former child stars are one of the most at-risk groups for developing mental health issues. The acting industry in particular can be stressful, unpredictable and lonely, which would take a toll on anyone’s mental health. But when you are young and your brain is still developing, it can be negatively moulded by these stressors.

Natalie Portman rose to fame when she was 13 years old in films such as Léon: The Professional (1994) and Beautiful Girls (1996). In a recent episode of Armchair Expert, Portman spoke out about how being sexualised at such a young age was traumatic.

Yet, child star syndrome remains a misunderstood and stigmatised phenomenon, seen as a result of an individual’s poor decision making, rather than a…


As societies reopen many people are feeling uneasy about returning to social settings. We look at how you can control your anxiety without turning to alcohol.

Alcohol abuse has surged in recent months as people struggle to feel at ease in post-pandemic social settings

Restaurants are reopening, office-work is returning, and the long-awaited ‘end’ is in sight. Yet, many people feel far more apprehensive than expected.

This ‘back-to-normal anxiety’ is the latest addition to our pandemic-specific vocabulary, and it is impacting nearly half the population. For instance, over 50% of Americans and 49% of UK citizens are struggling to adjust. Experts argue that this feeling of uneasiness is normal. We still live in uncertainty as we await a virus-free future with bated breath. We have also adapted to our lockdown lifestyle. …


One millilitre too much puts you in a coma. One millilitre at all alters your brain chemistry. Yet, as chem-sex culture grows, GHB-related deaths grow with it.

Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) use and abuse in LGBTQ+ communities reached epidemic proportions years ago. Yet, the severity of this crisis remains under-emphasised in the mental health industry. Not only is it highly addictive, but GHB also carries one of the highest risks of overdosing compared to any other drug. For instance, Amsterdam’s OLVG hospital reported a 266% increase in GHB/GHL-related admissions over the last five years.

Amsterdam’s OLVG hospital reported a 266% increase


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 of anxiety and depression continue to skyrocket as millions search for stress-relievers. From gardening to mindfulness-apps or vitamin D supplements, there are few whose psychological health hasn’t led them to try out new coping mechanisms due to the uncertainty of our times. Unsurprisingly, there has also been a surge in demand for prescription medications. The illegal sale of benzodiazepines alone has increased by 25% in the UK.

When used appropriately…

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