Mycotoxins, Mold, and Your Mental Health

Mycotoxins and Mold and Mental Health

Your mental health can change dramatically in response to the world around you. Most people know how stress and major life events can affect them, but even factors like diet or how clean their bedrooms are can have some noticeable impacts. But other elements could be influencing your mental health—without you even knowing. Mycotoxins are […]

Reactive Depression

Reactive Depression - What to know

Have you ever gone through a period when you felt unusually down? You may have been experiencing symptoms of the disorder known as “major depression” or “major depressive disorder.” It is also possible that your depressive symptoms were a form of “reactive” or “situational” depression in response to stress, trauma, or a major life event. […]

Persistent Depressive Disorder

Persistent Depressive Disorder

If you’ve heard the term “persistent depressive disorder,” you may’ve wondered whether it is a phenomenon from pop psychology or a real diagnosable condition. While persistent depressive disorder (PDD) may not be as debilitating as major depressive disorder, it is a legitimate psychological disorder and one that is highly treatable. Defining Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD) […]

Catastrophizing: What Is It… Sign of Mental Illness?

Catastrophizing: What Is It ... Sign of Mental Illness?

Do you think the sky is falling when you know it is not? Is your natural tendency to believe the most straightforward problems are catastrophes? You might be prone to catastrophizing. But what does catastrophizing mean, and is it a sign of mental illness? Defining Catastrophizing and Its Psychological Impact Catastrophizing in psychology refers to […]

Why Am I So Anxious All the Time?

Why Am I So Anxious All the Time?

Does it seem like more people are anxious and strung-out today? Anxiety and causes of chronic anxiety are commonly googled phrases about mood issues and their connection to further mental health problems. Learning about managing persistent anxiety and effective anxiety management strategies may help. Understanding Persistent Anxiety Anxiety disorders, which affect more than 280 million […]

How to Stop Worrying about Things You Can’t Control

How to Stop Worrying about Things You Can't Control

Worry is an inescapable part of life. It’s normal to worry about a past-due bill, an upcoming job interview or the new sound coming from your car’s engine. In these cases, those anxious feelings motivate you to act in your best interest and fix problems before they grow. However, for many people, feelings of worry […]

PMS vs. PMDD: The Differences


Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) produce a constellation of physical and emotional symptoms associated with menstruation. Although the exact cause of PMS and PMDD remains uncertain, research studies indicate that factors such as hormonal surges and fluctuations in brain chemistry play key roles in both disorders. Two key differences highlight the distinction […]