A chronic brain disorder that affects less than one percent of the U.S. population.
The combination of high achievement and severe mental illness is not mutually exclusive, but most people don't know much about schizophrenia outside of media portrayals of violence, failure, or deviance.
Seattle Officials Propose Tax Hike to Fund Mental Health Care
Officials in Seattle and King County, Washington have proposed a property tax levy that would fund mental health care in the region. Credit: Hal Bergman (Getty Images) According to a report on the matter from The Seattle Times, the proposal -- which will appear on the April 2023 ballot -- would "potentially raising as much as $1.25 billion over nearly a decade to fund construction of five regional crisis care centers and more services to strengthen the county’s ailing mental health system."
An Intro to Narcissistic Personality Disorder: The Mental Disorder Affected America and The World
Narcissistic Personality Disorder is an interesting personality disorder to consider. It is a condition that is associated with a variety of different conditions such as patterns of grandiosity, strong focus on power fantasies, desire for admiration, arrogance, a great lack of empathy, and constantly being envious of others. Narcissistic Personality Disorder, or NPD for short, may be affecting about 6.2% of the general population, which is about one out of sixteen people. It is one of the ten personality disorders you can find listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5): a book that was created by the American Psychiatric Association with information on different mental conditions as well as different treatment recommendations, and basic information on mental disorders both average Joes and experts can understand.
Depression Has More Than One Look
Breaking down depression and the variations of depression. Depression is a disorder that can negatively impact your life and cause you to think, feel, and act differently. In fact, both extremes on the spectrum will negatively impact someone, either with depression or mania.
What Stability Means in Mental Health
There is a spot within the mood spectrum between depression and mania— this is considered someone’s baseline. For comparison purposes, a baseline is essential in a clinic setting to know someone’s daily functioning.
Understanding Mood Disorders on a Spectrum
Note: the contents of this article are not meant to treat or cure any disorder. Nor is the information listed here enough to replace mental health treatment from a licensed mental health professional.
What Happened the First Time Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Was Used on a Human?
Abandoned mental hospitalPhoto by Jon Butterworth on Unsplash. April 11th, 1938 was the date when Italian neurologist, Ugo Cerletti acquired his first human guinea pig to test the first-ever Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) device that he had developed with his colleague, Lucio Bini. The police had found a vagrant wandering the streets of Rome and had delivered him to the Clinic of Mental and Nervous Diseases in the hopes that he would get help there but that was not exactly what happened.
Amen’s “7 Types of A.D.D.” Are B.S.
They’re nothing more than repackaging a condition in order to sell products. In my previous piece, ADHD Quackery, I railed against the harmful lies that so-called professionals are spreading in order to sell vulnerable people a quick fix or “cure” for what ails them. In this particular case, ADHD.
How I Deal with Anxiety
I fixed my mild anxiety with an awareness of two brain regions. Simple techniques and habits helped me resolve my unnecessary concerns sustainably. I want to share my personal experience for understanding the anxiety-creating situations. This post covers my framework and a pragmatic approach to reduce symptoms and prevent the causes based on my studies in cognitive science experimented with my personal experience of the subject.
Practical Solutions for Dealing with Amygdala Hijacks
The most noticeable symptoms of amygdala hijacks are experiencing strong, mixed, uncomfortable, and confusing emotions. Even though they may be challenging, there are some viable options to deal with this condition.