Treating Addiction and Severe Panic Disorder Together One out of five people that experience an anxiety or mood disorder also suffers from an alcohol or drug addiction. Panic disorder, a kind of anxiety disorder, is commonly seen amongst people in treatment seeking help for addiction. Severe panic disorders can leave a ... Read More
Search Results for: eating disorder
What Is Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD)?
An estimated 5.5 million adults in the United States use hallucinogenic drugs. People who take hallucinogens may be hoping to escape their lives, reset their brains or have new experiences. While the drugs may provide these benefits, they can also cause side effects, including hallucinogen persisting perception ... Read More
The Physical Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder: What to Know
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition, but what many people may not be aware of is that it can also involve physical symptoms. For many, mental and physical health is closely intertwined. For instance, many people who experience chronic stress will also experience physical symptoms such as stomach cramps or ... Read More
I Feel Dead Inside… Is It a Disorder?
Though the phrase may seem exaggerated, feeling "dead inside" is a real state, one that many people can relate to personally. The experience may be difficult to imagine for those who have not gone through it, and it can be hard for those going through it to explain their feelings to others. When a person feels dead ... Read More
What Is Delusion Disorder?
Movies and television may portray characters experiencing delusions as part of a storyline or plot. News accounts of individuals acting bizarre and threateningly often describe the person as delusional. Are these accurate descriptions or a stereotype? What is a delusional disorder, and what does it look like? What a ... Read More
This Drug Addiction Medication Is Treating Long Covid
Though many people who contracted Covid were fortunate to overcome the virus and return to everyday life, some people continued to experience health problems that came to be known as "long Covid." Until recently, there was no known treatment for this constellation of symptoms. Preliminary research now suggests that ... Read More
A Reading List for Family Members Facing Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is a life-changing condition that affects millions of people in this country—and not just those who have the illness but their friends, family, and loved ones. Loving or living with someone with bipolar disorder can feel at times like a roller coaster. The ups and downs and sudden drops and climbs ... Read More
Is Bipolar Disorder Genetic?
In 2008, The New York Times published the "Modern Love" essay "Take Me As I Am, Whoever I Am." This piece was written by Terri Cheney, an entertainment lawyer at the time, who described her experience with bipolar disorder as being "in a constant state of becoming someone else." In the now-famous essay, Cheney ... Read More