Living Your Best Life with Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by alternating emotional highs and lows, which are referred to as manic and depressive episodes. A manic episode is marked by excitement and impulsive behavior, while a depressive episode is marked by a lack of energy and low self-esteem. If you’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, its symptoms […]
How We Can Help Treat Anxiety Disorders
An anxiety disorder classified as a mental disorder. Anyone who has it is plagued by overwhelming feelings of fear and anxiety. It can hold you back from living a meaningful and fulfilling life. Some examples of anxiety disorders are generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, […]
Psychologist vs. Psychiatrist
Deciding to reach out to a mental health professional is a brave and positive first step when seeking treatment for a mental health disorder. However, it can get confusing – psychiatrist vs. psychologist? Here’s why it’s beneficial to understand both to ensure you receive the right diagnosis and treatment. Psychologists A psychologist’s expertise lies primarily […]
Tips to Help with Anger Management
Are there times during the day when you lose control and snap? If so, do not feel alone. There are a lot of people who have anger management issues, and there are ways to deal with it. The trick is to recognize the signs and interrupt the natural progression that leads to losing control. By […]
What are the Different Types of Bipolar Disorder?
People who suffer from bipolar disorder suffer from wide-ranging symptoms. Bipolar episodes give them fits of mania where they may feel invulnerable – only to be brought crashing down by major depressive feelings that can occur at any time with no discernible cause. These episodes can be frequent or rare, which can make the condition […]
What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?
One of the more difficult mental illnesses to manage, borderline personality disorder, or BPD, is one of the four Cluster B types of personality disorders. With BPD, a person has issues regulating and controlling their emotions. Generally, manifesting during early adulthood, BPD is marked by periods of intense emotion, many moods, problems with self-image, and […]
Guide to Bipolar Disorder
Those with bipolar disorder – also called manic-depressive illness – experience a range of mental health problems that are characterized by abnormal mood swings. Although everyone experiences ups and downs, the extremes caused by bipolar disorder are extreme and disruptive to themselves and to others. Increased awareness and better treatments have helped reduce the stigma […]
The Difference Between Bipolar Disorder and Depression
Mental health issues can be difficult for the people who suffer from them as well as for the people around them. It’s even more challenging when there’s a misdiagnosis – and two of the most commonly misdiagnosed mood disorders are bipolar disorder and depression. Although these two conditions have similar symptoms, these are different illnesses […]