Disorders


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…

Election stress disorder: Navigating negativity, news alerts, social media feuds, and misinformation

Ruthless attacks on both sides of the political aisle, in hopes of persuading voters. Nonstop alerts about the latest campaign news, like who’s projected to win the election or who has had the latest political blunder. Fights between “friends,” for all of Facebook and Twitter to see. Misinformation that begs…

Dependent personality disorder (DPD): Signs, symptoms, treatment, and more

Personality disorders are characterized by problematic thought and behavioral patterns. Sometimes, these thoughts and behaviors appear odd or eccentric – at others, they’re dramatic and unpredictable. But with dependent personality disorder, and other cluster C personality disorders, they’re rooted in anxiety and fear.  Let’s learn more about what dependent personality…

Dissociative identity disorder (DID): Causes, triggers, treatment options, and more

Dissociative identity disorder is perhaps the best-known, but most misunderstood dissociative disorder. It’s marked by the presentation of alternate personalities, commonly referred to as “alters.” These alters often differ drastically from one another and can change the affected person’s voice, body language, speech patterns, handwriting, and more.  Dissociative identity disorder can…

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