Histrionic Personality Disorder: What Is It?

Histrionic personality disorder

If you’ve ever known someone who always seemed like they needed to be the center of attention, had disproportionately dramatic reactions to events or seemed to use a lot of flowery words that didn’t convey much substance, you may already be familiar with some of the presentations of histrionic personality disorder (HPD). However, just like […]

The Eye-Opening Relationship Between Trauma and Music

Relationship between Trauma and music

A relationship between music and trauma isn’t a foreign concept. Even without knowing anything about the science, most people have an intuition about the bidirectional relationship between music and trauma. Studies show that musicians are three times more likely to suffer from depression than non-musicians. Moreover, music can be used as a therapeutic tool for […]

First Psychotropic Medication? What It Is and What to Expect

What is psychotropic medication? These medications are commonly used to treat mental health conditions, but there’s a lot of information people need to know before they take them. This guide reviews the definition of psychotropic medication, how it’s used and what you need to know about potential side effects.   The Rising Popularity of Psychotropic […]

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 […]

How to Help Someone in a Psychotic Episode

Help someone in a psychotic episode

Psychotic episodes can be frightening for everyone. It’s also completely normal to feel unprepared. To support someone with psychosis, it helps to understand what these issues really are about, as opposed to what the general public often believes. The word “psychosis” describes conditions that affect the mind, causing loss of contact with reality. This break […]