Tag: medication

How to Help Someone with Schizophrenia

As a loved one to someone struggling with schizophrenia, it’s in your best interest to offer help whenever possible. However, being that schizophrenia is such a complex disease that affects everyone differently, it can be difficult to tell how to help your loved one. Often, people with schizophrenia struggle with relationships (friends, family, significant others),

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How to Help Your Child with ADHD Focus – Parent’s Strategy Guide

The difficulties in raising a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) go beyond what most parents can handle. Many turn to doctors for both advice and treatment and still have trouble getting a grip at home. Furthermore, most doctors will advise you to put your child on medication. Considering some ADHD medication is highly addictive and

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How to Manage Bipolar Depressive Episodes

People with bipolar disorder go through what’s known as episodes. These periods of both high and low feelings that come with their own respected set of symptoms [1]. People in a low period experience symptoms similar to standard depression. Feeling as though they aren’t themselves and having difficulty doing things they’d like. Luckily, there are

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Why You Should Be Wary of Prescription Drugs

Just because the doctor said it was okay, doesn’t actually make it okay. One of the leading causes of the opioid epidemic is prescription drug abuse [1]. Many who receive specific medications develop an addiction they feel they have no control over. In turn, when these prescriptions run out, they turn to the streets to

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How Does PTSD Effect Sexual Assault Survivors?

A guide on sexual assault and the effects it has due to PTSD.

Did Ancient Philosophers Understand Mental Health?

A deeper look into how ancient philosophers viewed mental illness.

Bipolar Disorder and Romance: How to Manage

Many people with bipolar disorderĀ tend to not mention the condition when they first meet somebody. But as symptoms persist, it becomes inevitable people with the mental illness must reveal their dark secret. When it comes to relationships, handling a loved one’s bipolar disorder can be extremely difficult. The manic episodes a person goes through often

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What is a Substance Abuse Disorder?

A substance abuse disorderĀ is when a person uses drugs and/or alcohol to a point where it leads to major health problems or complications with his/her responsibility, such as work, school, or home. As the recent opioid epidemic tells us, substance abuse is a common mental illness within the United States. One of the biggest reasons

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What is a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (better known as PTSD) is a mental disorder which is precipitated by a distressing event. The victim either experiences the event or witnesses it firsthand. It’s common for people who experience a traumatic event to then go through a short period of adjustment and coping. However, the majority of these people will

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