Everyone experiences a small amount of anxiety at various points throughout their lives. For many people, these feelings pass and they can easily move on. However, for the 32 percent of individuals who have anxiety disorders, the weight of anxiety never fully goes away. Often, the symptoms actually get worse over time. ... Read More
What Distinguishes Personality Disorders from Mood Disorders?
There are many types of mental health disorders, and their characteristics and symptoms can at times resemble one another. As types of mental illness, personality disorders and mood disorders often have similar presentations and overlapping symptoms, and it can be difficult to distinguish between the two. With both ... Read More
PTSD in Men and Gender Barriers to Treatment
According to research, conforming to male gender stereotypes prevent many men from seeking professional help with mental health disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder. In 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that about 15 percent of men sought mental health treatment in 2020 compared ... Read More
Mental Health in Combat Sports: An Interview with an Expert
“I used to be the guy I hate now,” JC Santana joked. Santana, who founded the Florida-based Institute of Human Performance in 2001, was describing his earlier self as a young combat athlete. “I was that kid in his 20s and 30s who thought, ‘The more you hurt me, the more I like it,’” he said, in a recent interview with ... Read More
Generational Differences in Approaching Mental Health
Perspectives on mental health can vary across generations, sometimes dramatically so, and these differences are not always transparent. For help decoding the different ways that generations perceive mental health issues, we reached out to FHE Health’s director of dialectical behavior therapy, Arielle Kanitz, LCSW, ... Read More
4 Athletes, 4 Different Mental Health Struggles
In the world of sports, it is not uncommon for one coach or another to tell a competitor, “Get your head in the game.” A strong mental focus is essential, after all, to virtually any type of athletic performance. But what if you can’t get your head in the game? What do you do when your mental game is off? Athletes ... Read More
How to Get the Correct Diagnosis for Depression
Depression is among the most common mental health disorders, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that about five percent of U.S. adults are living with this condition. Fortunately, depression is a treatable condition, and most people are able to enjoy a better quality of life with professional ... Read More
What Is a Mental Health Screening?
After an ongoing cascade of global crises that began with the pandemic, millions worldwide are grappling with societal upheaval and disruption to daily living. Questions about how they live, what "normal" means, and whether life will be the same are common. Meanwhile, psychiatric and mental health screenings are ... Read More