depression

What is the Difference Between Clinical Depression and Manic Depression? 

Clinical depression is a mood disorder that can affect your ability to complete daily tasks and socialize as you might typically do. It can arise in any developmental period, but it is common to see it establish itself during adulthood. For a doctor to diagnose a patient with depression, the symptoms should be present for…

person with high functioning depression sitting on couch

Signs of High Functioning Depression

Mental health issues are far more common than people realize. Some of the most common mental health conditions involve depression and anxiety. When people think about mental health and depression, they often think about someone who struggles to get out of bed. Unfortunately, this can send the wrong message when it comes to depression because…

schizophrenia

What is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a severe neuropsychiatric disorder that alters a person’s perception of themselves, the world around them, and their relationship to it. Disruptions are experienced in thought processes, perceptions, emotional responsiveness, and social interactions. Schizophrenia can also be tricky to diagnose due to its inherent biological complexity, the overlap of symptoms with other disorders, and different evaluation…

man staring at glass of liquor suffering from alcohol dementia

What is Alcohol Dementia?

When people can think about the damage that drinking can cause, they usually think about the liver, and rightly so. On the other hand, alcohol addiction is a serious mental health issue that impacts the brain. Specifically, alcohol dementia is a colloquial term used to describe a serious medical condition called Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. Everyone needs…

bipolar disorder

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder whereby the patient experiences unusual and significant mood changes, behaviors, energy, sleep patterns, concentration, and overall ability to meet the day’s tasks. There are three types of bipolar disorder: bipolar I, bipolar II, and cyclothymic disorder. It is estimated that approximately 4.4% of adults in the U.S. experience the disorder…

ADHD

All Grown Up and I Might Have ADHD! What Do I Do?

Most of us are familiar with ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children. We may have sat next to somebody at school who always appeared disorganized, had problems sitting still, and seemed on a series of constant back and forth trips to the principal’s office. More recent attention has focused on previously undiagnosed adults…

man rubbing forehead dealing with effects of alcohol and depression

Alcohol’s Effect on Depression

Depression is a debilitating mental health condition that affects all aspects of a person’s life. An individual who suffers from depression often declines invitations to social events, family gatherings, and holiday parties with loved ones. Depression makes a person disengage from things that were fun, interesting, and enjoyable. It also interferes with relationships and distorts…

cognitive behavioral therapy

Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work for Me?

Intensive detoxification and rehabilitation provide multiple ways to address addiction and the reasons behind our behavior. From yoga to mindfulness to therapies that develop new habits, all of these have a place in addiction counseling. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, however, has emerged as a leader in thought-based therapy. Intended to challenge behavior and develop accountability,…

addiction psychiatry

What is Addiction Psychiatry?

Addiction psychiatry focuses on treating addiction to chemical substances, including alcohol, prescription, and illegal drugs. This is accomplished through psychological therapy and closely monitored medications. Addiction psychiatrists are specialists in the field of addiction. Psychiatrists are physicians specializing and treating psychiatric disorders such as depression, PTSD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and more. What is The History…

Tips to Recover from an Anxiety Attack

Tips to Recover from an Anxiety Attack

Anxiety can become so intense that you suffer from an anxiety attack. When this occurs, your mental health can decline if you don’t get the anxiety treatment you need. Some people turn to drugs or alcohol to try and control anxiety attacks. This might help at the moment, but it leads to addiction rapidly. At Oceanfront…