Can Buspar Get You High?

Can Buspar Get You High?

Buspirone is an anti-anxiety medication prescribed to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Originally intended as an antipsychotic drug, buspirone failed in clinical trials to relieve symptoms of psychosis. However, researchers noted that buspirone did reduce anxiety symptoms. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1986 for the treatment of anxiety, buspirone is now […]

Do I Have an Anxiety Disorder?

Do I Have an Anxiety Disorder?

Everyone experiences anxiety on occasion. This is a normal part of life and nothing to be concerned about. However, if anxiety worsens, continues unabated, or begins to cause problems in everyday life, it may be a sign to seek help. Recognizing the Signs: Identifying Common Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders If you’re asking yourself questions like […]

“It’s Complicated”: Schizophrenia and Relationships

"It's Complicated": Schizophrenia and Relationships

Romantic relationships are complex and can be challenging to navigate. When a mental health condition is involved, such as schizophrenia, issues may arise that you and your partner don’t know how to handle. For example, dating with schizophrenia can make it difficult to effectively communicate and meet your partner’s needs, especially if you aren’t familiar […]

Fresh vs. Recirculated Air – The Mental Health Connection

Recirculated Air Mental Health Connection

Our environments can have a massive effect on our bodies and brains, especially when it comes to our mental health. Both culturally and linguistically, we associate “fresh air” with feelings of relief. Whenever we’re having a bad mental health day, the go-to advice is to step outside and get some fresh air. In fact, many […]

How to Get Assessed for a Mental Disability

How to Get Assessed for a Mental Disability

More than 58 million people experience mental illness in the U.S., according to statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health. Some severe conditions appear on the Social Security Administration (SSA) disability illness list and may qualify for benefits. Many individuals may have anxiety or depression that doesn’t interfere with their everyday functioning or ability […]

“It’s Complicated”: ADD/ADHD and Relationships

"It's Complicated": ADD/ADHD and Relationships

All relationships have difficulties. After all, we’re all human. But, when one or more people in the relationship have a condition like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—also previously known as attention deficit disorder (ADD)—unique challenges can pop up. Sometimes, those problems don’t appear until the relationship is quite serious. The early days are often full of fun […]

“It’s Complicated”: Personality Disorders and Relationships

"It's Complicated": Personality Disorders and Relationships

The desire to form close, healthy relationships is universal and present in every stage of life. Being in a healthy relationship requires the ability to give and provide support, willingness to see from the other person’s perspective, and consideration for their interests when making decisions. For many people, learning to be a good partner can […]

Going ‘No-Contact’ with Family: Mental Health Considerations

Going 'No-Contact' with Family: Mental Health Considerations

There’s a new trend emerging online of people sharing their reasons for going “no-contact” with parents (or other family members). People have been revealing how cutting off familial relationships has sometimes been the healthiest thing they could do for their overall well-being. A recent study from Cornell University found that 27% of American adults are […]

What Is Somatic Exercises vs Meditation

What Is Somatic Exercises vs Meditation

If you’re familiar with holistic wellness, you might recognize the term “somatic.” First coined in the 1970s, somatics are practices that regulate the body by facilitating a mind-body connection. Somatic meditation and somatic exercises are just two of the forms. While somatic meditation and exercises are based on the same principle, they have their differences. […]