Category Archives: Disorders

How Natural Disasters Can Cause Trauma

How natural disasters can cause trauma

After Hurricane Ian hit Florida in September 2022, more than 80,000 properties were affected by flooding, leaving many residents without a home. This natural disaster is one of the most powerful storms to hit the United States in recent years, and many communities are still dealing with the destruction months later. While the physical effects […]

Can You Go to Rehab For Schizophrenia?

Can you go to rehab for schizophrenia

The National Center for Biotechnology Information reports that between 0.6% and 1.9% of people in the United States have schizophrenia. This complex mental health condition is characterized by disordered thought patterns, hallucinations, delusions and other symptoms impacting a person’s ability to function. Treatment centers for schizophrenia can assist people who have this diagnosis. Unfortunately, few […]

The Revealing Link Between Anxiety and Depression

The revealing link between anxiety and depression

Depression and anxiety each come with their own set of symptoms and challenges. But despite depression being associated with a low-energy state and anxiety with a high-energy state, both can co-occur and cause a vicious cause-and-effect cycle of ups and downs. For example, have you ever experienced lingering feelings of hopelessness coupled with an overwhelming […]

What Does Lack of Empathy Say About Your Mental Health?

What does a lack of empathy say about mental health

Updated October 3, 2023 The ability to relate to someone else’s experiences, challenges and achievements is a vital part of building strong social connections. Whether you’re frustrated by a friend or family member who can’t seem to consider perspectives outside of their own, or you’re asking difficult questions such as, “Why don’t I feel empathy,” […]

Oppositional Defiant Disorder: What It Is and Diagnosis

What is oppositional Defiant Disorder

Learn what oppositional defiant disorder is. Explore ODD symptoms and treatments and find out why it’s important to get help for children with this disorder. All children may challenge authority or act out from time to time, but for kids and adolescents with oppositional defiant disorder, difficult behaviors are frequent and persistent. A child with […]

Growing Up with a Parent with Depression

Growing up with a depressed parent

Suffering from a mental health issue isn’t just tough on the person suffering from it — it’s a challenge for those closest to them as well. In particular, growing up with a depressed parent can be incredibly detrimental to the well-being and development of a child. In this post, we explore how clinical depression affects […]

Growing Up with a Parent Who Has Bipolar Disorder

Growing up in a safe and stable home is important for a child’s development. If a parent is struggling with an untreated mental illness such as bipolar disorder, a child may experience sadness or anger because they don’t understand what’s happening. The effects of growing up with a bipolar parent can be long-lasting and may […]

What Are the 4 Major Causes of Depression

Major Causes of Depression

Having depression can make it difficult to complete tasks, but what are the causes of depression? Four major categories may answer that. Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 21 million adults suffered from a major depressive episode […]