What Is Complex PTSD?

What Is Complex PTSD?

Perhaps you are already familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a psychological disorder associated with trauma exposure.  But have you heard of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD)?  This is a mental health condition that develops in...
What Is Domestic Abuse?

What Is Domestic Abuse?

Does your romantic partner try to control you?  For example, does your partner try to control what you wear, how you spend your day, who you make friends with, or where you work if you are even “allowed” to work?  And, to control you, does he or she use insults,...
What Is Panic Disorder?

What Is Panic Disorder?

Have you ever felt, all of a sudden, a sense of impending doom—feeling like you were losing control, going crazy, or even dying?  If you have a mental health condition called panic disorder, then you are quite familiar with this feeling. So, what is panic disorder? ...
COVID19 Related Psychiatric Illnesses

COVID19 Related Psychiatric Illnesses

This article explores the mental health consequences of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and their treatment. COVID19 Related Psychiatric Illnesses symptoms COVID-19 is a contagious respiratory illness; not surprisingly, its best-known symptoms are respiratory too...
What Is a Panic Attack?

What Is a Panic Attack?

The experience of a panic attack Imagine you are sitting in a coffee shop, waiting for a friend. Suddenly, your heart starts pounding and sweat begins dripping from your forehead. You feel nauseated and experience chills. In addition, you have this terrible feeling...
Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Have you ever been called a worrier?  Do you constantly fret about everything—safety, health, money, being on time for appointments, completing your household chores, etc.?  If so, you may have an anxiety disorder called generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). According...