Mental Health Related Posts

You may have heard that there is a serious situation involving immigrant families in the United States. Recent news stories show distressing images of children who have been separated from their parents in efforts to enforce a “zero tolerance” immigration policy. As this situation continues, the debate surrounding immigration, border security and human rights intensifies. […]

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) affects approximately 2.2 million adults in the US each year, which adds up to 1.0% of the US population. OCD is an anxiety disorder that was once believed to be rare, but recent years have reflected that more people may have OCD than previously estimated.1 OCD involves irrational fears or repeated thoughts […]

When LSD use first became popular decades ago, many medical professionals noticed an alarming trend that connected the drug to patients with schizophrenia. LSD-induced hallucinations resembled the kind of hallucinations experienced by schizophrenic patients. As a result, a theory began that LSD use could lead to schizophrenia. Together with the fact that little scientific evidence supported […]

On This Page: Emphasizing the Existence of a Disorder Managing Erratic Behavior Addressing Your Loved One’s Individual Needs Whenever your loved one is struggling with an issue that is (1) causing them to experience negative consequences in their life, (2) harming them and/ or others, and (3) treatable through professional medical treatment, an intervention can be […]

On This Page: The Beginnings of CTSD The Difference between CTSD and PTSD Effects of CTSD Treatment for CTSD Help for CTSD Trauma has extreme and potentially devastating effects on emotional health, especially when it lasts a long time. People who are exposed to danger repeatedly or for a long time may develop continuous traumatic […]

If someone you love has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD), you may be grappling to understand the condition and how it affects your loved one. Let’s take a closer look at what BPD is and ways you can provide support. What Is Borderline Personality Disorder? Unlike anxiety or depression, the term “borderline personality […]

You’ve seen all the commercials. Yes, every financial planner with every possible financial institute asks the same set of questions. Will you have enough saved for retirement? Have you accounted for every possible health condition because, you know, getting sick is expensive? Should you consider a reverse mortgage? Do you have a safety net if […]

“Hey, Delores,” I called out from the elevator and waved to our senior executive’s assistant. “You’re back. Feeling better?” Delores was an important part of our team, and her skills were sorely missed in our busy office when she was out for even a day. She gave me a glum look and shook her head. […]

There’s a strong relationship between physical and mental health conditions. People with chronic physical illnesses are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety or depression as their physically healthy counterparts — and for specific health conditions, the rate is even higher.1 Physically ill individuals may also develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A study of cancer […]

Sometimes one health condition can look like another. When my daughter and I saw red, itchy spots on her little girl’s legs, we guessed she’d walked through poison ivy. But we knew from experience they might also be caused by a common virus or a parasite-like ringworm. To get a reliable diagnosis, a doctor check […]