What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is caused by exposure to an extremely traumatic event where the victim’s natural reaction was intense fear, helplessness, or horror. There are several different events that can trigger this and everyone reacts differently. Some of the common events include war, torture, rape, child sexual assaults, terrorism, […]
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 […]
Fact Versus Fiction about Eating Disorders
The most common eating disorders include anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder (BED). It is hard for people to understand something like an eating disorder if they have never experienced one firsthand. If you or a close friend or family member have never suffered from one, chances are good that you believe some common misconceptions […]
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. […]
Telepsychiatry in Illinois is on the Rise
Telehealth in Illinois has Increased Significantly Over the past two years, the use of telehealth services has increased significantly. This is due to a variety of factors, one of which is that millennials now make up the largest part of the U.S. workforce. According to a recent survey, 40% of millennial employees said that access […]