Nobody plans on developing a substance abuse disorder. These things gradually happen over a period of time. Throughout this article, we look into five signs that you’re struggling with drug or alcohol addiction.
Most people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are well aware of their diagnosis as symptoms tend to be quite obvious. Often times, OCD goes unnoticed or undiagnosed as the symptoms aren’t always obvious.
When we discuss mental illness, we normally discuss a person whose life is almost completely debilitated due to their condition. In the case of a high-functioning person (or high-functioning mental illness), this isn’t necessarily the case. People who struggle with high-functioning depression are able to get around day-to-day life activities. However, within themselves, they are
People who struggle with bipolar disorder suffer from extreme high and low mood swings. During the highs, one will experience a sense of mania. During the lows, one will feel a period of depression.¹ If you believe you or someone you love suffers from bipolar disorder, you’re not alone. Nearly 2.6% of Americans currently struggle
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health condition that manipulates the way you imagine yourself and those around. The symptoms associated with this disorder often cause complications in day-to-day life . These include, but aren’t limited to: Compulsivity Instability in relationships Misrepresented self-image Unstable and intense emotions Due to these difficulties, many people with
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a form of anxiety that develops after someone experiences a traumatic event. People are diagnosed with complex PTSD (C-PTSD) when they’ve symptoms continue after months or years . It can often be difficult for people with PTSD to let go of their traumatic event. No matter what your personal experience
Have you found yourself having trouble paying attention at school? Do people often point out you’re not paying attention? Do you feel as though you’re developing (or have had) symptoms of ADHD? If so, you’re not alone. About 4.4% of the United State’s adult population suffers from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Yet, less than 20% of those
Not all introverts suffer from anxiety and extroverts are just as likely to struggle with the mental health condition. Yet, introverts are more likely to suffer from anxiety. When people experience introverted anxiety, they undergo two sets of symptoms. One set makes them feel better in situations where fewer stimuli are present – usually, in
When it comes to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the main symptoms are unwelcomed thoughts, images, or ideas that don’t leave the mind and cause suffering. A subset of these symptoms is known as sexual obsession. This is when an idea or thought surrounding sexual activity continually preoccupies or intrudes on your mind. These can happen both with
A substance abuse disorder 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