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It’s Complicated: Bipolar and Relationships

It's Complicated: Bipolar and Relationships

Emotions, day-to-day stresses and raising a family make most romantic relationships difficult to navigate. When you add mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder to the mix, an average partnership can quickly turn into a manic relationship where both partners constantly struggle to find common ground. While bipolar disorder is a common and treatable condition, […]

What Is Antisocial Personality Disorder?

What Is Antisocial Personality Disorder?

Personality disorders are a group of mental health conditions that affect how a person thinks, behaves, feels and interacts with other people. Around 9% of people suffer from some type of personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder — or ASPD — is one of the most widely talked-about types. You may have heard it referred […]

What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?

What is BPD?

Personality disorders cause people to think and behave differently than expected, causing significant distress or making it more challenging to function. These disorders affect approximately 8% of the global population, although some personality disorders are more common than others. Borderline personality disorder, also known as BPD, is one of the 10 personality disorders listed in […]

It’s Complicated: Anxiety and Relationships

It's complicated - Anxiety and Relationships

Maintaining healthy relationships with others requires a lot of effort, but this can be challenging when you’re struggling with mental health issues. Dating can already stir unpleasant emotions and comes with the risk of getting hurt or being disappointed. Anxiety in romantic relationships can cause even more stress and fear that impacts both partners and […]

How Long for Wellbutrin (Bupropion) to Work?

How Long for Wellbutrin (Bupropion) to Work?

Bupropion, or Wellbutrin, is an antidepressant that treats various conditions. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Wellbutrin to treat major depressive disorder, seasonal affective disorder and nicotine addiction. Some doctors may also prescribe it to ease symptoms of bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and anxiety. If you’re taking this medication for […]

How Simone Biles Became a Mental Health Champion

How Simone Biles Became a Mental Health Champion

Simone Biles is one of the few people who are probably more recognizable upside down. Always tumbling through the air, Simone has dominated the sport of gymnastics and made a name for herself as one of the most accomplished athletes in recent history. Beyond her achievements on the gymnastics floor, Simone Biles’ mental health advocacy […]

How Long for Lexapro (Escitalopram) to Work?

How Long for Lexapro (Escitalopram) to Work?

Escitalopram is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant known by the brand name Lexapro. Because of Lexapro’s safety and effectiveness in relieving symptoms and elevating a patient’s mood, it’s one of the most commonly prescribed drugs for treating depression and anxiety. Doctors often prescribe escitalopram as the first line of treatment for patients newly […]

It’s Complicated: Depression and Relationships

It's Complicated: Depression and Relationships

Healthy relationships require lots of care and attention. But when depression is added to the mix, they become much more difficult to maintain. Unfortunately, persistent sadness in relationships is a reality for many. Nearly 10% of U.S. adults suffer from depression, making it one of the most common mental illnesses in the country. Like other […]

A Killer’s Mind: The Beltway Sniper and Coercion of a Minor

A Killer's Mind: The Beltway Sniper and Coercion of a Minor

Americans old enough to recall the early 2000s likely remember the events that transpired in the Washington, D.C., area in October of 2002. But who was the Beltway Sniper, and why is this case significant from a mental health standpoint? Find out why the psychological coercion tactics used by this infamous killer are so dangerous […]

What Is “Scopophobia” and Its Link to Anxiety?

What Is "Scopophobia" and Its Link to Anxiety?

Many people don’t enjoy it when others stare at them — especially if they have anxiety — but for scopophobia sufferers, the fear of someone watching them can be debilitating. Learn more about the scopophobia definition and how you can treat this condition below. Many people don’t enjoy it when others stare at them, especially […]