managing symptoms


What is schizophrenia? Early warning signs, behavioral traits, at-risk groups, and treatment

Schizophrenia is a chronic mental health condition that affects less than 1% of Americans.  Symptoms of schizophrenia are often severe and can include hallucinations, non-linear speech and thought patterns, as well as mood swings and social challenges. While there is no current cure, psychiatric medication forms the backbone of treatment…

Adult ADHD treatment: Medication, therapy options, lifestyle adjustments, and dietary changes

People of all ages can have ADHD, but specific treatment options apply to each age group. For adults, the medications, therapies, and lifestyle adjustments will be different than for adolescents or children. Like other mental health conditions, treatment options will be adapted to fit the needs of the individual.  Some…

Generalized anxiety disorder: Susceptible groups, symptoms, and effective treatment options

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) affects nearly seven million (or more than 3% of) adults in the U.S., according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Individuals with generalized anxiety disorder often have difficulties controlling even the most mundane of daily worries. They may worry more than is realistically necessary…

Adult ADHD: An owner’s manual

Adult ADHD does not have its own section in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which clinicians often use for classifying mental health conditions. According to that manual, ADHD in adults and ADHD in children is the same neurodevelopmental disorder. And yet attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can…

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