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The Intriguing Link Between Depression and Memory

Link between memory and depression

Depression can be a debilitating illness that affects different areas of your life. One often-overlooked aspect of depression is its impact on memory. Can depression cause memory loss? It can be difficult to quantify and measure the effects of depression on memory, but there’s evidence to suggest a link between the two. Recalling memories is […]

Psychotropic vs. Psychedelics vs. Psychoactive: A Guide

Differnces of psychedelics, psychotropics, psycoactive

In day-to-day life, the terms psychoactives, psychedelics and psychotropics are often used interchangeably. While each type of drug has some effect on the brain, there are differences between them. The classification can be difficult to grasp because many drugs overlap in different categories. For example, all psychedelic drugs are psychoactive, but not all psychoactive drugs […]

The Critical Importance of Sleep for Mental Health

The critical importance of mental health

When you’re working on your mental health, sleep can be a big part of your overall recovery plan. There’s often a connection between anxiety, depression, ADHD and sleep — and when you’re dealing with a mental health condition, getting adequate rest is essential.  A lack of sleep can also create a cycle of mental health […]

5 Tips for Active Listening in a Mental Health Crisis

Active Listening Tips

Empathy and mental health are closely linked. Without the ability to understand others, you’re not as well-equipped to help someone who’s experiencing things you’re unable to relate with. By learning and practicing some active listening techniques, you have a much better chance of guiding someone who’s in a mental health crisis toward the help they […]

The Mental Health Impact of a Botched Cosmetic Surgery

Botched Cosmetic Surgery

Self-esteem — people try to raise it, some experiences lower it, books are written about it and therapists spend hours discussing it. It pervades many parts of life and connects to self-perception. Increasingly, people turn to plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures to build their self-esteem. The opposite can happen, though. The negative effects of […]

What a Terminal Diagnosis Can Mean for Your Mental Health

Terminal Diagnosis and mental health concerns

There are few experiences more devastating than being diagnosed with a terminal illness. The feelings of grief that come with such a diagnosis can in some cases be more painful even than the illness itself, and for up to 77% of terminal patients, this can evolve into depression, anxiety and panic. One of the factors […]

The Eye-Opening Relationship Between Trauma and Music

Relationship between Trauma and music

A relationship between music and trauma isn’t a foreign concept. Even without knowing anything about the science, most people have an intuition about the bidirectional relationship between music and trauma. Studies show that musicians are three times more likely to suffer from depression than non-musicians. Moreover, music can be used as a therapeutic tool for […]

First Psychotropic Medication? What It Is and What to Expect

What is psychotropic medication? These medications are commonly used to treat mental health conditions, but there’s a lot of information people need to know before they take them. This guide reviews the definition of psychotropic medication, how it’s used and what you need to know about potential side effects.   The Rising Popularity of Psychotropic […]

Adjustment Disorder vs. PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and adjustment disorder are trauma-related disorders, and both can be classified as a stress response syndrome. Since symptoms of these illnesses are similar, they’re frequently mistaken for each other. Although both conditions are induced by traumatic or stressful situations, they differ significantly in many respects. Understanding the subtle differences between adjustment […]