Category Archives: General Psychiatry

Mental Health Tips for College Students

College is the first time most young people will live by themselves and experience true independence. The idea of no curfews, shorter class time and weekend parties may sound exciting, but more often than not, independence can be a daunting idea. When anxiety and the stress of growing up kicks in, it is important to… Read more »

Alcohol Abuse: The Steps Toward Recovery

Drinking is recreational for many people, but not for everyone. As the weather warms up and summer days last longer, the cool wines and cocktails make more frequent appearances at summer gatherings and BBQs. Unfortunately, for some, alcohol consumption surpasses what can be categorized as recreational or even social. In fact, 16 million people in… Read more »

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 »