According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 20 percent of American adults report having had an anxiety disorder in the past year, and about 30 percent of Americans will have an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. These disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder,… Continue Reading 7 Ways Anxiety can Affect Your Life
Depression is the number one cause of disability worldwide. It affects your relationships, your career, and your quality of life. Depression and substance use frequently overlap, and each can make the other worse. Although depression can affect anyone, the following factors increase your risk of having a depressive episode. Genetics Genes are a major factor… Continue Reading 7 Risk Factors for Depression
Borderline personality disorder, or BPD, is characterized by quick changes in mood, unstable self-image, and erratic behavior. People with BPD often act impulsively and have difficulty in forming healthy relationships. They may be prone to intense anger, depression, or anxiety. People with BPD tend to view things and people as either all good or all… Continue Reading Do Men Suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder?
With the days getting shorter as fall approaches, many people may experience seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. SAD is a form of depression brought on by the change of seasons. It most commonly causes people to become depressed in the fall or winter, but there are people who get it in the spring or summer.… Continue Reading 4 Ways to Deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder
Men account for about two thirds of all people who suffer from depression, but they are much less likely than women are to talk about it with friends or seek professional help. Instead, men tend to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol, engage in risky behavior, or spend all their time working. Even worse, men are… Continue Reading Why Don’t Men Talk About Depression?
A recent study suggests that brain scans may someday be able to more accurately distinguish bipolar disorder from major depression. The researchers used an MRI machine to study how patients’ brains reacted to seeing various kinds of facial expressions. They were particularly interested in the amygdala, an area of the brain–technically two areas–which is responsible… Continue Reading Brain Scans May Diagnose Bipolar Disorder
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. About 16 million American adults have had at least one depressive episode and the rate of depression appears to be increasing. The increasing rate of depression is partly due to greater awareness and more people seeking help, but it may also be due in part to greater… Continue Reading 5 Ways Mindfulness Can Help You Beat Depression
The teenage years are a turbulent time. Teens face pressure to succeed in school and get into good colleges. They have to negotiate a shifting social life and dating. They may have to work or deal with family issues on top of all that. It’s a time of change, uncertainty, and insecurity. According to the… Continue Reading 8 Signs of Anxiety Disorders in Teens
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. At least 16 million American Adults suffered from a depressive episode in the past year, and depression is likely underreported. Awareness about depression and mental health in general has been growing in recent years as a result of public information campaigns and celebrities speaking out about their… Continue Reading 5 Ways Depression Affects Men Differently
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a chronic anxiety disorder that involves intrusive thoughts that lead to compulsive behaviors. Someone with OCD may have obsessive thoughts, compulsive behavior, or both. These can be hugely disruptive and take a significant toll on your life. Typically, people with OCD know their obsessions and compulsions are irrational, but they… Continue Reading What Are the Symptoms of OCD?