Category Archives: Disorders

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, […]

What Is Self-Isolating in PTSD?

Self Isolating in PTSD

The link between PTSD and social anxiety is undeniable, and many people living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) isolate themselves as a result. If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with PTSD and notice signs of social withdrawal, it’s important to understand how to approach them about this sensitive topic and ways […]

“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 […]

What Is Pica Disorder?

Pica Disorder - What is it

Pica can commonly occur with pregnancy, but the disorder may also arise outside this nine-month period. Characteristic symptoms of pica, a type of eating disorder, include the consumption of items that aren’t food — such as ice, paper or chalk. If you’ve heard of pica or wonder why you’ve experienced strange cravings for non-edible items, […]

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 […]

How Heat Waves Are Affecting Mental Health

How heat waves are affecting mental health

The summer is a time when people love to get outdoors, but it’s also a season when temperatures can soar. With greenhouse gasses causing an increase in temperatures year over year and more hot days happening annually, it’s important for people to understand how they could be affected by higher temperatures and what to do […]

Growing Up with a Parent Who Has Anxiety

Growing up with a parent with anxiety

Being raised by a parent with anxiety disorder can be difficult. Anxiety is often characterized by constriction, preventing people from living fully and freely or always imagining the worst-case scenario. As a child, you may have experienced a lot of confusion for getting in trouble for something that seemed harmless or being the recipient of […]