Addiction and Its Relationship to Other Psychiatric Problems

Mental illness is a common issue. In fact, the National Institute of Mental Health estimates that close to one in five adults in the U.S. lives with a mental illness. Addiction is also a common problem, and sometimes, addiction and other mental illnesses co-occur. Fortunately, psychiatrists like Dr. Mark Stracks of Psy-Visions understand the complex […]

Major Psychiatric Disorder: Is It Time to Book an Appointment with Your Local Psychiatrist?

A psychiatric disorder is characterized by dysfunctional thought patterns, moods, or behaviors that can be severe and persistent in nature. A psychiatric disorder doesn’t just dissipate; it needs proper intervention to be effectively managed, as it can greatly affect your quality of life and increase your risk of pain, disability, loss of freedom, or death. […]

Finding the Right Psychiatrist for Your Teenager

A psychiatrist can provide support to your teen and help them deal with any mental health issues they may be having. There are many different types of psychiatrists and finding the best and most qualified one to help your teenager can be difficult. When finding the right psychiatrist for your teenager, choose from a pool […]

What Is Depression Therapy?

Depression is a common, but treatable, mental health issue. Part of the challenge posed by any mental health illness is getting an accurate diagnosis and meaningful help early, before the symptoms have a negative impact on your life. Our understanding about the nature and proper treatment of depression has advanced over the past several decades. […]

A Look at Antidepressants

An antidepressant is a medication that is taken to help relieve symptoms of mild to severe depression and anxiety disorders. The aim is to correct chemical imbalances in the brain that negatively affect a person’s mood. Antidepressants alone will not cure depression, so the patient will need a combination of treatment methods – such as […]

Signs and Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

Bringing home a new baby brings great joy, but along with the elation come new stresses – which pile on top of the day-to-day challenges of modern life. It all can be overwhelming at times. Many new mothers experience some anxiety or mood changes. This is partly due to huge hormonal shifts after giving birth, […]

How to Know if You are Suffering from Clinical Depression?

When you’re physically ill, your body gives you clues. You run a fever, feel congested, and your energy level is extremely low. When you’re dealing with a mental illness such as clinical depression, the symptoms are not as overt, so it can be difficult to self-diagnose. It can range from mild to serious, and many […]