Schizoaffective Disorder is a mental illness with features of Schizophrenia concurrent with either Depression or Bipolar Disorder. Schizoaffective Disorder is often misdiagnosed because it shares properties of multiple disorders.
Schizophrenia A Brief Introduction to Clinical Schizophrenia Disorder Of all the diagnoses, clients with Schizophrenia tend to be the most stigmatized. Schizophrenia can feel overwhelming to the person experiencing the symptoms. Witnessing or interfacing with an individual with Schizophrenia can illicit feelings of fear and anxiety in friends and family of the individual exhibiting symptoms,… View more
PTSD A Brief Introduction to Clinical Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that is triggered by a traumatic and terrifying event. This event impacts an individual’s mental health. The individual may have personally experienced the traumatic event or just witnessed it. According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical… View more
Acute Stress Disorder and Trauma Treatment A Brief Introduction to Acute Stress Disorder Acute Stress Disorder is a disorder that occurs after a traumatic event. This event impairs an individual’s life. The individual may have personally experienced the traumatic event or just witnessed it. According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental… View more
ADHD A Brief Introduction to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition, individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can exhibit characteristics of inattention in addition to displays of hyperactivity and impulsivity, or individuals can exhibit behaviors of one or the other, as in either inattention… View more
Clinical Depression A Brief Introduction to Clinical Depression Some depression is experienced as a low hum, hovering around you, enigmatic, dampening your outlook, and effecting your interactions. Some depression is overwhelming, so visceral in its delivery that you feel like you are being usurped by it, as if a weighted blanket is covering you and… View more
Bipolar I and Bipolar II A Brief Introduction to Clinical Bipolar Disorder According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition, the antiquated term for Bipolar Disorder is manic-depression, clearly indicating the dualistic experience of both mania and its opposite, a depressive state. While most people who endure a manic episode… View more
Clinical Anxiety Disorders are anticipatory fears of situations to come that are excessive and can be debilitating. They are one of the most popular mental health conditions in the US, and affect people of every age and background.
A Brief Introduction to Oxycodone and Oxycodone Addiction Oxycodone (or “oxy”) is one of the most widely prescribed pain-relieving medications in the world. The drug, sold under the brand names Percocet or Oxycontin, is extremely effective in treating mild to intense pain. Unfortunately, it’s also extremely addictive. Since doctors started prescribing Oxycodone more frequently in… View more
MDMA Addiction A Brief Introduction to MDMA and MDMA Addiction MDMA addiction, like any form of addiction, can have devastating effects on an individual. The drug was developed in Germany by the pharmaceutical company Merck. MDMA (or Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) was originally used in psychotherapy treatment. The CIA experimented with MDMA as a form of psychological weaponry… View more