Category Archives: Disorders

What to Expect After Being Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder

After diagnosis from bipolar

Having a newly diagnosed bipolar disorder can be frightening. If you’ve just been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, you may feel a wide array of conflicting emotions. However, there’s good news: Bipolar disorder doesn’t have to ruin your life. Indeed, if you’ve just been formally diagnosed, you should feel hopeful. Now that you know what you’re […]

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 […]

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, […]

“My Antidepressant Makes Me Nauseous”— Why?

My Anti depressant makes me sick

Antidepressant SSRI medications can cause several side effects, including feelings of nausea. After taking an antidepressant, a user may experience a sensation in their stomach, such as uneasiness. The feeling can make the individual feel like they are about to be physically sick. Lexapro nausea and Zoloft nausea (sertraline nausea), to name a few, occur […]

My Antidepressant Makes Me Lazy/Unmotivated— Why?

My Antidepressants make me lazy

During the first weeks of taking a new antidepressant, you may experience unpleasant side effects, including nausea, weight gain or sleeping problems. Many people report improvement with side effects after a few weeks, but ongoing drowsiness and fatigue can make it difficult to manage daily responsibilities, such as concentrating at work or school. Does Lexapro […]

How Body Dysmorphia Affects Medical and Mental Health

Body Dysmorphia - Mental Health and Addiction

With the rise of social media, one of the health conditions that has become more common is body dysmorphia. This disorder can put people on a downward spiral, leading to changes in their habits that can make them physically and mentally ill. While social media and body dysmorphia are sometimes linked, remember that this condition […]