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Bipolar Disorder and Suicidal Ideation

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that is characterized by extreme changes in mood. People with bipolar disorder can swing from feeling elated and energized to feeling very sad and hopeless — and back again.  These mood swings can be so severe that they interfere with a person’s ability to live their lives and can even lead to suicidal thoughts or attempts. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at bipolar disorder in more depth,

How Common Are Postpartum Mental Health Disorders?

It’s no secret that having a baby is hard work. From the physical pain of childbirth to the emotional rollercoaster of becoming a parent, it’s normal to feel like you’re not quite yourself in those first few weeks and months.  But for some women, the challenges of early motherhood go beyond the “baby blues.”  According to the Psychiatry Online, up to 20% of new mothers experience postpartum depression

How Late Can Postpartum Depression Start?

The birth of a baby can lead to a wide range of emotions, including fear, anxiety, and outcomes which – in the worst case – mean an inability to care for your child. It’s not unusual for women to experience short-term baby blues, which often resolve themselves. But sometimes, new moms also have a more severe postpartum depression, and it could even begin several months after giving birth. First: What is

PTSD & Substance Abuse

Surviving a traumatic experience and living day to day without getting post-traumatic stress disorder is hard enough. Still, when other related issues kick into high gear, you may find yourself grappling with the prospect of substance abuse disorder. Both conditions can happen simultaneously and influence each other, but treatment is available. What is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health illness triggered by something traumatic that you experienced or witnessed. 

Types of Depression

Types of Depression

Being sad is one thing; it happens to everyone. For most people, sadness or low moods go away on their own, but others aren’t so lucky. Someone with long-term sadness, eating problems, and trouble sleeping may find their quality of life has been affected – possibly meaning they’re experiencing depression. What is Depression? According to the American Psychiatric Association, “Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness

Comorbid Conditions with Neuropathic Pain

Comorbid Conditions with Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain keeps you awake at night. You toss and turn in agony, sweat, feel pressure in your feet because of the weight of the blankets, and are generally miserable. What’s worse? You’ve now begun to shy away from your family, and you’ve noticed wild mood swings. What’s going on? What is Neuropathic Pain? Neuropathic pain can occur if the nervous system is hurt or not working correctly. You can discern pain

Are There Ways To Compare The Severity Of Different Types Of Pain?

You broke your finger but still managed to tie your shoelaces with little to no discomfort. But the cut on the bottom of your foot? That’s a whole different story – not only does the pain sting, but it makes it hard to walk normally. How do you compare each type? Types Of Pain Pain is different for everybody and can sometimes be treated differently, including ketamine therapy. Types of pain: Acute pain

The Link Between Substance Abuse And ADD

Just because you had too much to drink at a family gathering doesn’t mean you have a substance abuse disorder. Just because you’ve had trouble concentrating at work doesn’t mean you have attention deficit disorder. But symptoms of either, if they happen daily, could be signs of a bigger problem. What is ADD? ADD (attention deficit disorder) is the phrase generally used to describe a neurological condition with indications of inattention, distractibility, and bad working memory.

Illustration of someone with bipolar disorder

What Causes Bipolar Disorder?

Moodiness, lack of energy, and problems thinking clearly can all be attributed to something as obvious as working several long days at the office, or a stressful day on a school field trip. But if high and low moods happen regularly and affect your daily life, you may have bipolar disorder. What Is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is a chronic or episodic (which means occurring occasionally and at irregular intervals) mental disorder. It

Woman struggling with stomach pain

Does Chronic Pain Cause PTSD?

Symptoms of chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder represent a painful circle of physical and emotional anguish. It’s only natural to wonder about cause and effect. Studies have shown there is a relationship between the two conditions, but the more you learn about both may help you treat their symptoms. What IS PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous

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