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Bipolar disorder (formerly called manic depressive illness or manic depression) is a mental health condition that causes extreme changes in mood, or “mood episodes” that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). In addition to mood swings, people often struggle with unusual sleep habits, energy levels, judgement and behavior.

Understanding OCD Obsessions and Compulsions

OCD Obsessions and Compulsions

The Majority of People with OCD Will Benefit from Therapy and/or Medication Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, commonly known as OCD, is more than just a strong desire for cleanliness or organization. It’s a serious mental health condition that affects millions of adults and youth, leading them down paths of repetitive behaviors and unwelcome thoughts. This article aims …

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1 in 5 U.S. Adults Experience Mental Illness Each Year

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Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 1-7, 2023 The first week of October 2023 is Mental Illness Awareness Week. This year, the focus is “Together We Care. Together We Share.” Across the country, people experience barriers to accessing quality mental health care such as stigma and discrimination, lack of access to quality psychiatric physicians and …

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Bipolar I vs. Bipolar II Disorder Differences

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Bipolar I and Bipolar II share symptoms but differ in intensity and duration As you sip your morning coffee and look out the window, the world seems to hum with its usual, predictable rhythm. But imagine for a moment that the pace of the world’s heartbeat suddenly changes for you. The predictable becomes unpredictable, and …

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Rumination: Stuck in the Cycle of Negative Thinking

Rumination stuck in a cycle of negative thoughts

Rumination: Stuck in the Cycle of Negative Thinking When something bothers us, it’s normal to think about it. But sometimes, those thoughts can get stuck on repeat. Like a hamster on a wheel, our minds go round and round on the same topic, not getting anywhere. In psychology and psychiatry, we call this “rumination”. Rumination …

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Navigating Life Transitions: The Role of Psychiatric Care

Navigating Life Transitions: The Role of Psychiatric Care Life is marked by a series of transitions, each carrying its unique challenges and opportunities. As we move from adolescence to adulthood, experience career changes, navigate relationships, manage family dynamics, and deal with loss or trauma, our mental health can be significantly affected. Even positive life transitions …

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Depression and Anxiety in Children and Teens

Recognizing the Signs and Seeking Help Raising a child can be challenging, and it’s not uncommon for children to experience a range of emotions and behaviors. While many of these behaviors are a normal part of growing up, some may indicate a more serious mental health issue. This article aims to help parents and guardians …

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Can Psychiatry and Therapy Treat Trauma?

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Can Psychiatry and Therapy Treat Trauma? Yes, psychiatry and talk therapy can be very beneficial for people with past trauma. Psychiatry is a specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health conditions, and they can provide a range of …

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