Many people think of toxicology screenings as enforcement tools when they should think of them as life-saving tools. Here is the five different ways that toxicology screenings can be performed and how they can help save lives.
Nootropics are natural or synthetic substances that aim to improve mental performance in healthy people. In today’s highly competitive society, nootropics are an alternative to boost memory, focus, creativity, and motivation. But, at what cost?
Binge eating is a very serious disorder, and there are some ways to cope with this disorder. The signs and symptoms, the diagnosis, and possible treatments are all discussed in this article. There are also emotional components that impact this disorder, and they are discussed as well.
Grief is full of surprises. Here are six unexpected facts about grief.
When people find themselves entangled in a relationship they are finding it very hard to get out of, understanding how they were vulnerable in the first place is a big step toward doing so.
You read right. Unwise and improper use of smartphones can lead to obsession and addiction. Here are five signs of unhealthy smartphone addiction to be wary of.
Derealization and depersonalization (DPDR) are terrifying, overwhelming anxiety symptoms that involve rumination, panic attacks and intrusive thoughts. However, analyzing these mental states too much is the worst thing you can do. Read to learn why categorizing your symptoms harms more than it helps
There can be a price to pay to be a helper, secondary traumatic stress (STS) effects those in the helping field who spend their time helping individuals who have experienced trauma. The impact does not end with those working in victim services.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the whole world. It has never been more important to look after your health. Mental illness is on the rise. I spoke with Gary Trosclair, DMA, LCSW to gain insight about the effect of the pandemic on mental health.
Throughout millennia, while standards of beauty have changed, the quest for perfection has been ongoing. In our era, when even vocal cord surgery is available, the future of cosmetic surgery seems infinite.
This article discusses possible changes someone might make in their lifestyle following the experiences of a pandemic. During the pandemic we have been taught some new lifestyle behaviors and they may continue after the pandemic has ended. Social distance is one of the most
With thousands of patients critically ill, the COVID-19 is certainly nothing to trivialize. We are currently in the middle of an enforced quarantine state, which can be infuriating and claustrophobic for an ENFP or ENTP who thrives off social stimulation and adventures. Here are five ways to cope.
Has a pandemic or long illness got you stuck in your home for an extended period? Keep sane by keeping busy. Here are 10 suggestions to pass the time constructively while healing or waiting out a viral threat.
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed COVID-19 as pandemic. One of the underlying cause of the infection is weak immune system. Stress greatly affects the immune system of an individual. Looking at the positive things in the midst of this outbreak will lessen anxiety.
Bipolar disorder is a serious, disabling condition that progresses with severe mood swings emanating from displeasure, loss of interest, sadness, and hopelessness. The hypomanic or manic depression in bipolar disorder leads to euphoria and irrational thinking.
Amid the fairy-tale trappings, Disney's animated Snow White offers up a useful metaphor for how anxiety attacks manifest for some people. Understanding this metaphor allows for greater understanding and empathy for those who battle intrusive fearful thoughts.
The article lists signs and symptoms of serotonin syndrome and the drugs associated with serotonin syndrome. Risk and prevalence rates show a rising risk that is going unrecognized. Legal considerations are included. Serotonin syndrome can be prevented only by educating providers and patients.
Coping with social anxiety is challenging. These seven tips are helpful tools in learning to manage anxiety in social spaces.
Limerence is an overwhelmingly strong romantic experience, triggered in obsession-prone people; the 'limerent' cycles between destabilizing euphoria and despair. In this article, I shine a light on the psychology accompanying this neurochemical phenomenon and share how you can overcome the pain.
Cognitive distortions are irrational or unhelpful patterns of thinking that anybody can start to follow, whether or not they are aware of them. If these thoughts are not identified and addressed, they can have devastating effects on your mental and physical health.
Burnout Syndrome. A recently recognized disorder in which chronic stress results in both physical and mental exhaustion, putting a damper on many aspects of an individual's life, whether academic, social, romantic, or professional.
Quick and simple self care ideas for giving your mood an instant boost without draining your wallet.
Many people make the mistake of thinking depression is just a period of time where someone is sad. This way of thinking is not only wrong, but can be very dangerous to those who suffer from this debilitating illness.
Five distraction techniques you can use to help you to overcome urges to self harm and help you in your journey of recovery.
There is tremendous stigma around the use of psychiatric medications. I'm here to say that I take medications for my mental illness, and that does not define me.
Imagine suffering from anxiety and depression so much you started believing you were dead. For sufferers of Cotard Delusion, this is exactly what happens.
If you can think of it, there is probably a person who has, or had a fear of it. From aquaphobia to trypophobia, the list is endless. Here are 10+ weird fears and phobias you probably didn't know existed.
There is no question that our world gets faster and crazier by the day. Information is flying at us at an alarming pace and working adults struggle to balance work and family life. Learn 5 strategies, recommended by experts, to help the busy adult relieve stress and regain control.
Hoarding is often a taboo subject. Hoarders tend to hide their behavior. In addition to affecting their quality of life, hoarding also has a deleterious affect on their loved ones. Familial relationships become strained or non-existent, furthering the isolation and attachment to things vs people.
If you have ever considered or attempted suicide, you are not a bad person. Suicide is terrible and often stigmatized. Know that you are strong and able to think for yourself. Your life is yours.
A bipolar woman’s experience going through a depressive episode due to medication, suicidal ideation and hospitalization to get help.
Will cannabidiol providers be able to finally offer a solution to various substance abuse?
Many find addiction recovery within a well hiked path, others find it on the road less traveled. Yet some will find recovery where no one has traveled before. The differences are many, but no path is superior to the other.
Children have narcissistic qualities—it's a part of growing up. Learn about what factors can hinder your child's ability to grow out of these narcissistic behaviors.