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Does ADHD Count as a Disability?

Does ADHD count as a disability

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD as a neurodevelopment disorder, and it’s most often diagnosed in children. Symptoms include difficulty paying attention, impulsive behavior and constant activity. In children, it can lead to being forgetful and losing things, having poor impulse control and fidgeting excessively. But is ADHD […]

Dry Mouth/Grinding Teeth – Side Effects of SSRIs and What to Do

Dry Mouth and grinding teeth - Side effects of SSRIs

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are commonly prescribed medications for moderate to severe depression. Many people who take SSRIs report unwanted side effects that Include bruxism. In other words, you may find yourself grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw after taking this type of medication. If you experience SSRI antidepressant bruxism, discover why it […]

Can You Go to Rehab for Anger Issues?

Can you go to rehab for anger issues

Have you ever felt that your temper is beyond your control? Do you struggle to think rationally when you feel angry in the midst of a social situation? If these experiences are familiar to you, you might wonder whether there’s a way to treat anger issues in a professional setting with licensed health care practitioners. […]

Growing Up with a Parent Who Has Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia affects around one in 300 people or about 24 million people globally. Unfortunately, the term is too often used casually, and the mass media has skewed the public’s understanding of what schizophrenia truly is. The stigma and misunderstanding of schizophrenics can make it challenging for them to find and accept the help they desperately […]

Can You Go to Rehab for Trauma?

Can you go to rehab for trauma

Sometimes, society and the media downplay the impact of common mental health conditions on people, such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). With the rise in counseling and meditation apps, many people suffering from these conditions are strongly encouraged to use them as their sole source of support. Speaking to an online therapist […]

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 […]

How to Help Someone in a Psychotic Episode

Help someone in a psychotic episode

Psychotic episodes can be frightening for everyone. It’s also completely normal to feel unprepared. To support someone with psychosis, it helps to understand what these issues really are about, as opposed to what the general public often believes. The word “psychosis” describes conditions that affect the mind, causing loss of contact with reality. This break […]

6 Tips for Addressing Family Relationships After a Mental Health Crisis

Navigating the road of your recovery will be fraught with all kinds of dangers.  You will need to seek care and attend treatment, which includes different kinds of therapies.  When you are attending inpatient therapy, it will be important for you to have a good support system.  Many times, this support system is made up […]

3 Dietary Tips for Improving Mental Health

Dietary Tips for Improving Mental Health

The foods you eat can directly affect your mental health. This is sometimes referred to as the gut-brain axis. Just like a car that works best on premium fuel, your brain functions best when you provide it with the necessary ingredients to fight mental health issues. Consider some of the following nutrition tips to improve […]