Monthly Archives: December 2023

Hypercritical Personality Disorder

Hypercritical Personality Disorder

Hypercritical personality types may not receive as much attention as they should. Yet, hypercritical personality disorders are very evident in today’s society and appear to be on the rise. Hypercritical Personality Disorder: Unpacking the Term An analysis of the word “hypercritical” shows how the two words, “hyper” and “critical,” are essential elements of the definition […]

Long Covid Impacts on Mental Health

Long Covid impacts on Mental Health (Quality of Life)

Long COVID (post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), refers to a variety of often debilitating symptoms that persist for weeks or months after a person recovers from a COVID infection. Long COVID involves both physical and psychological symptoms that affect people differently. For some, symptoms are mild and manageable. For others, symptoms are so severe […]

Depression and the Gut-Brain Connection

Depression and the gut-brain connection

Gut health and anxiety and the overall importance of gut health and mental health are gaining increased media and scientific attention. Depression and anxiety disorders are rising worldwide, with those affected experiencing increased disability, lowered quality of life, and significant illness burden. While genetics, neurotransmitter imbalances, inflammation, and lifestyle play an important role in psychiatric […]

When Is Medication Needed for Mental Health?

When medication is needed for mental health

Every person’s mental health journey is unique, and especially at the beginning of treatment, it can be challenging to navigate treatment options. Many individuals ask questions such as, “Do I need psychiatric help?” and “Do I need medication to manage my mental illness?” While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to treating a mental illness, many […]