Classifying mental health disorders helps clinicians diagnose their clients and provide better care. Personality disorders are a primary type of mental health disorder that include conditions such as borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, and histrionic personality disorder. Sometimes people wonder, is having bipolar a personality disorder? Bipolar disorder is sometimes confused with borderline personality
Be honest – how many hours of sleep do you get per night? Experts recommend you get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every night. Do your regular sleeping habits land you anywhere near that number? Plenty of people believe they get that much sleep but scrolling through your phone while lying in bed
Defining Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is a mental health condition where you experience periods of extreme elevations in mood and energy levels known as “Mania” or to a lesser degree “Hypomania”, and extremely lows called depression. Most people go through the hills and valleys of life, but when you have
The fall and winter months can be some of the most stressful times of the year for many. Added holiday pressures can trigger heightened difficulties for those with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and other disorders. For some, these months bring about seasonal depression that may not occur at other times of the year.
Although global suicide rates have declined nearly a third since 1990, they are on the rise in the United States. According to data released in June 2019 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US suicide rates are at their highest level since World War II. Rates have increased an average 1% a
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an estimated 43.8 million adults experience a mental illness in a given year. Mental illness is defined as a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder that can vary from no impairment to mild, moderate, or severe. A serious mental illness results in functional impairment and interferes with or
We often hear of how mental illness can change a life, but do we understand to what extent? Did you know a mental illness can lead to job loss, family loss, or even jail time? Mental illness, including Bipolar Disorder, can lead to all those things, and John can attest to it.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a staple treatment method that is offered at most mental health and substance abuse treatment centers in the United States. This method of treatment is a modified form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and was originally created to treat individuals suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. However, DBT has also been
Have you ever interacted with someone who on the outside appears happy, collected and participating in life, only to find out they have attempted suicide? What the person did not show what was on the inside, where they are in tremendous pain and suicide had become an option. People with this idea are usually waiting for the
The media follows and documents everything celebrities do, sometimes to a fault. Their behaviors, many of which we can relate to, are magnified. Eating disorders, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, impulsivity, and sleep disturbances are all markers of behavioral difficulties associated with Bipolar Disorder.