Monthly Archives: June 2022

How Treatment of Bipolar 1 Differs from BP-2

Bipolar 1 vs 2

Most people are familiar with the condition known as bipolar disorder. However, not everyone understands that there are two distinct diagnoses of bipolar disorder: bipolar 1 and bipolar 2. Although some may ask “Is bipolar 1 or 2 worse?” it’s not a question of which form is more severe. They’re each a separate diagnosis that […]

Do SSRIs Increase Your Risk of Hypomania?

Do SSRIs Increase Your Risk

You’re here because you’re wondering if antidepressants can cause bipolar episodes. Well, the answer can be a little complicated. Let’s look at the link between SSRIs, one of the most common types of antidepressants, and the risk of a hypomania episode.  Individuals who have bipolar are prone to depressive, manic and hypomanic episodes. When you’re […]

Adjustment Disorder vs. PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and adjustment disorder are trauma-related disorders, and both can be classified as a stress response syndrome. Since symptoms of these illnesses are similar, they’re frequently mistaken for each other. Although both conditions are induced by traumatic or stressful situations, they differ significantly in many respects. Understanding the subtle differences between adjustment […]