Growing Up with a Parent with PTSD

Growing up with a parent with ptsd

Parenting is stressful under the best of circumstances. However, parenting with PTSD is even more so, especially if you haven’t received treatment to manage the symptoms of this mental health condition. Unfortunately, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is significantly more common than most people think. In fact, a little over 1 in 16 people struggle with […]

Does ADHD Count as a Disability?

Does ADHD count as a disability

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD as a neurodevelopment disorder, and it’s most often diagnosed in children. Symptoms include difficulty paying attention, impulsive behavior and constant activity. In children, it can lead to being forgetful and losing things, having poor impulse control and fidgeting excessively. But is ADHD […]

Dry Mouth/Grinding Teeth – Side Effects of SSRIs and What to Do

Dry Mouth and grinding teeth - Side effects of SSRIs

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are commonly prescribed medications for moderate to severe depression. Many people who take SSRIs report unwanted side effects that Include bruxism. In other words, you may find yourself grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw after taking this type of medication. If you experience SSRI antidepressant bruxism, discover why it […]

What are the Mental Effects of Public Exposure and Lack of Privacy?

Mental health impacts of surveillance

Those living in the United States aren’t strangers to mass surveillance. Most cities now have extensive monitoring systems that can capture individuals hundreds of times on camera each day. Edward Snowden’s revelations about the ability of the National Security Agency to collect personal data sparked a vigorous public debate back in 2013. In the age […]

How Bipolar Disorder Makes Relationships More Difficult

How bipolar makes relationships more difficult

Every relationship comes with its own set of complications, but if you or your partner has bipolar disorder, it may cause a lot of emotional turbulence. Not knowing what to expect on a daily basis or how to communicate with your partner are the top reasons why bipolar relationships fail. Understanding this mental health condition, […]