Category Archives: Disorders

Are There Differences Between Bipolar and Major Depression?

Bipolar and depression - difference

The depressive phase of bipolar disorder is so similar to major depression that the former is sometimes misdiagnosed as the latter. If you, a friend or a family member has been feeling down for longer than usual, it helps to know the signs of a deeper underlying mental health condition. Additionally, understanding the differences between […]

Adjustment Disorder vs. Depression: What Differences to Look for

Adjustment Disorder vs Depression

Everyone faces a major life event at some point, whether it’s moving to a different state, starting a new job or losing a loved one. It’s normal to feel stressed or upset about life changes, but experiencing extreme stress that interferes with your everyday routine may indicate a larger problem. An adjustment disorder is a […]

Common Depression Triggers to Look for and Manage

Common depression triggers to look for

Approximately 1 in 10 adults in the United States struggled with a depressive episode each year. While some deal with depression on a long-term basis, others are affected by depression triggers that can stem from past events, traumas, illness and other conditions. Understanding and identifying these triggers can make it much easier to manage these […]

What to Expect After Being Diagnosed with a Personality Disorder

What after personality disorder diagnosis

Around 9% of American adults have been diagnosed with a personality disorder. If you’ve recently found yourself among them, you may be asking yourself, “I have a personality disorder, now what?” While receiving this diagnosis can feel overwhelming, the good news is you’re far from alone, and there is help available. Today, we’ll talk about […]

Self-Help Tips for Managing Depression

Self Help tips for managing depression

Depression is a serious mental health condition that can often feel overwhelming. Luckily, it’s a highly treatable disease. And it’s imperative to seek treatment, as depression can often worsen if a person doesn’t address it. Wondering how to get out of depression? The most effective treatment for depression is therapy and medication. In addition to […]

What to Expect After Being Diagnosed with PTSD

What after ptsd diagnosis

After your diagnosis, you may ask, “I have PTSD. Now what?” Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that causes distressing symptoms after a traumatic event. People can develop PTSD from a single incident, such as physical assault, or repeated trauma that occurred for weeks, months or years. Anyone can suffer from PTSD regardless of […]

What to Expect After Being Diagnosed with Anxiety

What to expect after an anxiety diagnosis

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, you may feel overwhelmed and uncertain about what to do next. It’s important to remember that knowledge is power, and understanding your anxiety diagnosis can help you take control of the condition. Read on to learn how your diagnosis can help you, the practical methods you […]

Antihistamines That Also Treat Anxiety and depression

Antihistamines and Anxiety

Using an antihistamine for anxiety isn’t an uncommon practice. However, it may not be the best course of action for everyone. In this article, you’ll learn more about anxiety and the role of antihistamines in treating symptoms, and why other strategies may work better for both short- and long-term anxiety and panic attacks. The Importance […]

What to Expect After Being Diagnosed with Depression

After being diagnosed with depression

You left the doctor’s office after being diagnosed with depression. They reviewed your genetics, symptoms and medical history and determined that you’re suffering from mental illness. You’re worried about your loved ones’ reactions and how this will affect your life. Will you have to take antidepressants for decades? Luckily, you don’t need to figure it […]