How Can I Decide Whether or Not to See a Psychiatrist?

Psychiatrists help people deal with many kinds of issues, especially issues that are interfering with their work, sleep, or relationships. We tend to be hesitant about seeing a “shrink,” but the fact is that these professionals are medical doctors who can prescribe medication that can quell your issue – so you can get back to […]

What Is Parental OCD?

Becoming a parent can be a daunting experience, and it is not uncommon for parents to encounter a rollercoaster of emotions following the birth of their child. For some, however, the arrival of a child can present the onset, or worsening, of OCD symptoms, which can have a significant impact on family life. Obsessive Compulsive […]

Warning Signs of Depression

Depression is both a mood disorder and a whole-body disorder. People who are diagnosed with depression experience persistent feelings of sadness and a lack of energy, influencing the way the patient thinks, feels, and functions in their daily lives. Clinical depression is different from occasional unhappiness or feeling “blue.” It can hinder the person’s work, […]

Understanding Psychiatric Evaluations

Psychiatric evaluations have a negative stigma and a lot of misunderstanding around them because of incorrect or dramatized media portrayals and the lack of correct knowledge on mental health issues in the United States. Psychiatric evaluations are assumed for those with dangerous mental health conditions. However, nothing could be farther from the truth. Psychiatric evaluations […]

Recovery from Substance Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse defines addiction as “a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking, continued use despite harmful consequences, and long-lasting changes in the brain.” Substance abuse is a complex brain disorder and mental illness. A lot of people overlook the fact that substance abuse is treatable and that many people […]

What’s the Difference Between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist?

Seeking out a mental health medical professional is the right first step to achieving your desired state of mental health. But which one will better serve your needs – a psychiatrist or a psychologist? The names sound nearly the same. There can’t be much difference, right? Not quite. While there are a number of similarities […]

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 […]

Getting Help for Addictions

First thing’s first. Addiction is an illness. It is not a sign of weakness, in fact, admitting you may have a problem and seeking help is one of the bravest things you can do. But where do you start to get the help you need to overcome something that seems stronger than every part of […]

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are serious medical conditions, and are more common than you might think. In fact, an estimated 40 million Americans experience some form of anxiety, with many developing symptoms before reaching adulthood. Between work, family obligations, bills and the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s natural – even expected – to feel anxious […]