Dementia and Mental Health

Dementia and Mental Health

According to the Mental Health Foundation (MHF), dementia is a term used to describe a range of conditions that affect the brain. It’s caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, or by a series of strokes. Dementia mainly affects people over 65,...
Three Effective PTSD Treatments

Three Effective PTSD Treatments

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological disorder that results from exposure to trauma, such as being involved in a car accident or witnessing a suicide. According to the DSM-5, the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental...
Different ways that holidays affect Mental Health

Different ways that holidays affect Mental Health

The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it’s no wonder. The holidays affect Mental Health often by presenting a dizzying array of demands — cooking meals, shopping, baking, cleaning, and entertaining, to name just a few. 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,...
Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

Depression that occurs following childbirth is called postpartum depression. Pregnancy and childbirth are often of excited anticipation and joyous celebration.  But for many women, they are also times of stress.  Not surprisingly, during this period, new mental health...
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...