Category Archives: General Psychiatry

Schizoaffective Disorder and Its Types

Schizoaffective disorder is a chronic mental condition that is defined by both psychotic symptoms, like delusions and hallucinations, and mood swings. There are two types of schizoaffective disorders, bipolar (or mixed type) and depressive (or mania type). Schizoaffective disorder is difficult to diagnose because it can often be mistaken for similar mental illnesses, such as… Read more »

When is it Time to See a Therapist?

There are times when you may feel overwhelmed by the world around you and that no one seems to understand. You may feel like a burden to family and friends because the problems seem to intensify instead of going away. There are times when speaking with a professional is the best course of action. A… Read more »

PTSD and Who It Can Affect

Life’s ups and downs can be more than a tad bit overwhelming when stress builds up around a certain event or situation. People are unique and handle stress in different ways, depending on a number of factors, such as past experiences, personality type, lifestyle, etc. PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, as defined by the National… Read more »

The Barriers that Accompany Bipolar Disorder

Living day to day with bipolar disorder can be unbearable. Moment after moment, wondering which mood will come out next and how it will affect your day and interactions with those around you is exhausting. Spells of depression and lethargy claim any free time that may exist, and explaining how you feel to friends and… Read more »

Codependency: How it Affects Mental Health

Putting others’ needs before your own can be a positive quality, but how much of this seemingly harmless behavior is too much? People pleasing is one of many characteristics that can be observed in an individual suffering from codependency disorder. Control issues, low self-esteem, avoidance patterns and compliance patterns are a few additional identifying qualities.… Read more »