Cats and Schizophrenia: It’s Not What You Think

It would seem that there’s a 50/50 split between those who love cats and those who hate them. There are plenty of odd reasons that people come up with for thinking that cats are the worst. For example, they think humans are stupid (they don’t) or that they were the cause of The Great Plague… Continue reading Cats and Schizophrenia: It’s Not What You Think

What Everyone Should Know About Postpartum Depression

Bringing a new baby into the world is supposed to be one of the happiest moments of your life as a new mother. Unfortunately, for many women, it can also be one of the saddest – and that’s putting it lightly.

Recent research shows that as many as one in seven women will experience postpartum depression after giving birth. However, this statistic only refers to live births whereas roughly 900,000 women who miscarry or give stillbirths also experience postpartum depression each year.

For many women, the rollercoaster of postpartum depression symptoms fades almost as quickly as they came on. For some, however, the ride never seems to end.

Here’s everything new mothers – and the rest of the world – need to understand about postpartum depression.

Sunglasses and Bipolar Disorder

Blue wavelength blocking sunglasses also referred to as “blue blockers” became all the rage during the recent pandemic lockdowns. This was largely because blue light is blamed for everything from eye strain to cancer, but that’s not without good reason.

While blue light, in the doses that the average human receives from their daily screen time, isn’t as harmful as some brands selling blue blockers would have you believe. However, it is objectively the primary culprit when it comes to interrupting the circadian rhythm, which affects our ability to sleep and our sleep quality.

As we know, poor sleep contributes to a wide variety of other health factors, both mental and physical – especially bipolar disorder.

So, do blue blockers really help with bipolar disorder and its associated mania? Let’s find out.

The Truth About Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is associated with symptoms of impulsivity, mood swings, and patterns of instability. These symptoms are also associated with several other mental disorders, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and even major depressive disorder (MDD).

While borderline personality disorder can easily coexist with any of the above – and often does – it’s still an entire mental health disorder on its own. Therefore, it requires its own diagnosis as well as its own treatments.

In this article, we’re going to explore what it means to have a borderline personality disorder diagnosis and what separates it from other mental health disorders.

Read on to learn more.

Best Jobs for People with Social Anxiety

Social anxiety disorder is marked by extreme feelings of fear in social situations. This can manifest as concern about inadvertently offending someone, self-consciousness about being judged by others, or a fear of humiliation or embarrassment. In any case, the feelings of anxiety are disproportionate to the situation. High-stress, crowded work environments may exacerbate symptoms and… Continue reading Best Jobs for People with Social Anxiety

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Smoking Cessation

With approximately 34.2 million adults smoking tobacco in the United States and a subsequent 480,000 deaths each year, smoking is easily one of the primary causes of preventable disease and death. While the percentage of Americans who smoke has decreased significantly, nicotine dependence is still prevalent as more than 16 million people are currently living… Continue reading Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Smoking Cessation

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

It is estimated that at least 3.6% of America’s adult population suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). That means one in every 11 adults and some adolescents will be diagnosed with this mental health disorder in their lifetime. PTSD to this day is still heavily associated with war veterans, as it was initially used as… Continue reading Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental disorder affecting 2.2. million adults in the United States. The condition is characterized by anxiety-inducing thoughts and behavior, which are often disruptive to the individual’s daily life. While OCD is considered treatable, there’s still a large number of patients that don’t respond to its usual treatment methods. Even… Continue reading Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Depression

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is well-known as one of the forms of depression that remains mostly treatment-resistant. As a result, many mental healthcare professionals are recommending Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to treat the mood disorder for the long-term. In this article, we’re going to discuss how Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation compares to traditional treatments (such as… Continue reading Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Depression

Dispelling the Myths of Antidepressants

They’ll make me gain weight They’ll dull my personality They don’t actually work Everyone will judge me These are just some of the common myths regarding antidepressants. Antidepressants are arguably the most understood medications of all time. Many people who struggle with depression are reluctant to even talk to their doctor about starting a regimen.… Continue reading Dispelling the Myths of Antidepressants