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Bipolar Disorder – What You Need to Know

While we often hear the term ‘bipolar disorder’ used in casual conversations about someone’s behavior, having a true understanding of the term is much more helpful and constructive in the effort to understand both the affliction and those who suffer from it. The following answers to frequently asked questions about bipolar disorder are meant to …

Psychosis and Schizophrenia – An Overview

Psychosis is a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that people who are afflicted with it lose contact with external reality. It is a symptom, rather than a mental illness in and of itself. In some cases, other mental illnesses cause psychosis. These include schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, dementia and borderline …

Florida Drug Addictions

In Florida, drug use is now related more often than ever before to deaths, according to the most recent Florida Medical Examiners Commission report, which was released in April, 2017. The report covers data obtained in 2015. The total number of drug-related deaths in the state increased by 13.9% in the first half of 2015 …

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Every April since 1987, the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD) and its supporting organizations across the U.S. have addressed on a large scale the nation’s number one public health problem: alcoholism. Alcohol Awareness Month comprises a series of activities and public service messages delivered across America to increase awareness and understanding of …

Bipolar Disorder vs. Personality Disorder – Knowing the Difference

Although it may seem that bipolar disorder and some personality disorders have the same symptoms and behaviors, the two are actually quite different. The important difference between personality disorders and bipolar disorder is that bipolar disorder manifests in fluctuating periods of extreme thoughts and behavior, while personality disorders comprise maladaptive thoughts and actions that occur …

What Therapy Can Do For You

More than a quarter of American adults experience depression, anxiety, or another type of mental disorder in any given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Others experience problems coping with a range of life issues, including relationships, stress, job loss, or the death of a loved one. Still more have issues with …

The Different Kinds of Anxiety Disorders

Everyone experiences a little nervous energy sometimes. Preparing for a speech, cramming for finals or walking into a job interview can certainly raise blood pressure and make the body tense, but true anxiety disorders present these uncomfortable feelings over and over for prolonged periods of time. The discomfort caused by anxiety disorders, for instance, panic …