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Types of Mental Health Disorders and Illness

Types of Mental Health Disorders

Mental health disorders are conditions that affect a person’s mood, thinking, and behavior. Living with a mental health disorder can be difficult, but fortunately, most forms of mental illness are treatable. Because mental health is such an important part of our overall health and wellbeing, it’s necessary to understand the various types of mental disorders, … Read more

Complex PTSD Symptoms, Causes and CPTSD Treatment

Complex PTSD Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for C-PTSD

Complex PTSD symptoms are closely related to those of post-traumatic stress disorder although there are often differences in the causes of the condition. Understanding the distinction between the two is necessary for identifying the most effective Complex PTSD treatment approaches. What is Complex PTSD? Complex PTSD, also known as C-PTSD, is one of several types … Read more

Nervous Breakdown Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Nervous Breakdown Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

In today’s always on and hyper-connected world, it’s common for people to say they are having a nervous breakdown due to an endless amount of stress and anxiety. Teens and young adults may be particularly prone to emotional meltdowns, but people of all ages are affected by psychological stress to the point that it impacts … Read more

Borderline Personality Disorder vs Bipolar – Is BPD Worse?

borderline personality disorder

Understanding and distinguishing the differences between Borderline Personality Disorder vs Bipolar Disorder can be difficult because they share many related symptoms. Both of these mental health conditions can cause depression, drive impulsive behavior, and create extravagant or unwarranted emotional responses in people living with either of the disorders. To answer the common question, “is BPD … Read more

High-Functioning Anxiety Symptoms and Treatment

High-Functioning Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness in the United States. They come in many forms and each individual experiences them differently, but one type that often goes unnoticed is referred to as high-functioning anxiety or functional anxiety. It is normal to feel anxious unless a high level of anxiety interferes with … Read more

Happy Hormones Boost Feel-Good Brain Chemicals

Happy Hormones

“Happiness Hormones” is a term used to describe to certain types of feel good happy chemicals in the brain. These happiness chemicals play an important role in regulating mood and emotions and contribute to our feelings of happiness, pleasure, and positive mental health. When a person’s brain chemistry is working properly, they feel happy and … Read more

Serotonin Syndrome Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

serotonin syndrome

Serotonin Syndrome symptoms are not something many people are familiar with, but anyone taking antidepressant medications or SSRIs for depression or mood disorders should be aware of them. In the last two decades, serotonin has become a buzzword associated with good health, and for good reason. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, or chemical messenger, that is … Read more

26 Athletes, Celebrities and Famous People With ADHD

famous people with adhd

For anyone concerned that a learning disability in school may cause a difficulty later in life, it’s helpful to know that many celebrities and famous people with ADHD faced the same challenges when they were younger and successfully overcame a similar struggle. Whenever a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is mentioned, most people associate the … Read more

How to Increase Oxytocin Effects and Benefits

How to Increase Oxytocin

Understanding how to increase oxytocin naturally can have positive effects and benefits on the way we feel, our relationships with others, and even play a healthy role in addiction treatment and recovery. Oxytocin is sometimes called the “love hormone” and has a significant impact on our emotional health, happiness, and physical well-being. What is Oxytocin? … Read more

25 Celebrities and Famous People With OCD

Celebrities With OCD

As common as it is in society, it should come as no surprise that there are many celebrities and famous people with OCD that are affected by the disorder, just like with the general public. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is one of the five major types of anxiety disorders and it can be extremely difficult to … Read more