Common Mental Illnesses We Treat

Mental illnesses are any condition that affects a person’s thinking, feelings, or behavior. Studies have shown that approximately 1 in every 5 American adults experiences mental illness each year and 1 in 25 American adults suffer enough for their mental illness to significantly interfere with their daily life. It is clear to see that mental illness […]

Benefits of Gender-Specific Treatment

Gender-specific treatment for substance abuse addictions has been shown to be very beneficial for both men and women. Although everybody’s experience with addiction and journey to recovery is unique, there are some aspects that are more common among men than among women and vice versa. Here are a few reasons why providing gender-specific treatment is […]

Mental Health Self Care for Difficult Mornings

Individuals who suffer from an anxiety disorder can have an especially hard time in the morning. Even worse, starting the day off with a ton of anxiety can make it harder to develop good coping mechanisms and sticking to them throughout the rest of the day. For this reason, it is important to develop good […]

Tailored Treatments for Depression

Psychologists are becoming increasingly confident that “one size fits all” is not the best approach when it comes to treating depression. Though the most commonly used Major Depressive Disorder treatment for 14 million Americans is antidepressant medication, recent research suggests that individually tailored treatment may provide significantly better results overall for these patients. Studies Show […]

Common Methods of Self-Care

Nurturing self-love is vitally important for your mental health, especially because many disorders can leave you with feelings of low self-worth and low self-esteem. Moreover, self-love can give you that boost in motivation you need to change your life for the better. Choosing to love yourself can be an incredibly hard choice, even a courageous […]

How to Help a Loved One with Depression

If you have a loved one who suffers from depression, it’s easy to feel powerless to help. Everything you try to do to help only seems to make them more upset, but you can’t just do nothing when you see your loved one in pain and suffering. However, what’s left to do when all your […]

Understanding Panic Attacks

Thousands of patients each year rush to the emergency room thinking they’re having a heart attack, only to learn that their heart is perfectly fine. Rather, the symptoms they’re experiencing–chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating , and shaking–are all due to a panic attack.

Mental Illness and Suicide Risk

Suicide risk is an important thing to understand in any community. However, the topic is especially vital to understand when talking about mental illness. About 50% of people who commit suicide have a mental disorder, and mental illness can significantly increase your risk of suicide. The causes and reasoning behind suicide are diverse, and every […]

Schizoaffective Disorder Versus Bipolar Disorder

Schizoaffective disorder is a condition that has been gaining notoriety only in recent times. Considering how rare it is (both bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are twice as common) it’s all too often misdiagnosed, and misunderstood. Schizoaffective disorder is a mood disorder, much like Manic Depressive Disorder (also known as Bipolar Disorder, or bipolar affective disorder.) […]