Sports and mental health are proven to have a connection. Team sports have long been a popular activity for people of all ages. While some people play just for fun, there are many others who play at a highly competitive level. No matter your reason, however, there are benefits and dangers to playing sports. Benefits […]
Understanding Sleep Disorders
What are sleep disorders? How do you decide if you are experiencing a sleep disorder or just restless sleep? Many people experience occasional problems sleeping well, not getting enough sleep, and not feeling rested after sleeping? When these problems persist, though, they can suggest a deeper problem with sleeping – sometimes referred to as a […]
What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) refers to intrusive repetitive thoughts that cause an individual to perform acts in order to prevent something terrible from happening. The acts become ritualistic and can result in total control over the individual. There are four characteristic symptoms of obsessions and two characteristic symptoms of compulsions used to […]
What is Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a psychiatric diagnosis that is descriptive of a mental disorder in which the person experiences abnormalities in the perception or the expression of reality. The symptoms are typically exhibited in the early years of adulthood. The is no specific cause for schizophrenia, but research does indicate there may be factors that are encouraging […]
What is Bipolar Disorder?
-What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar Disorder is descriptive of a category of mood disorders that are defined by episodes of abnormal mood swings with related changes in energy level and behavior. It is actually quite serious and dangerous because the person who is suffering from the disorder is often not even aware of it. There […]
What is Anxiety?
What is anxiety? Anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder is a debilitating mental disorder characterized by excessive fears or worries about everyday things in life. The constant worrying is unrealistic and is characterized by a state of unease or apprehension that is exaggerated or out of proportion to the situation. Individuals who experience this are in […]
What is Depression?
What is depression? Depression is a mental illness that is correlated with a chemical imbalance in the brain that affects the body and mind. This imbalance can cause changes in mood, behavior, thinking, and physical well-being. The symptoms vary from person to person but are generally signified by feelings of sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness, and loss […]
What is Neuropsychological Testing?
Neuropsychological testing involves the administration of standardized ability tests that help to identify changes in brain functioning that may result from various medical and neurological conditions. The results of these neuropsychological tests are interpreted in conjunction with a thorough understanding of clients’ backgrounds and the unique behavioral and emotional issues the client might be having. […]