What is PTSD?

What is PTSD? Generally, PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, series of events, or set of circumstances. This can be emotionally or physically harmful or life-threatening to an individual, and it can have an impact on their mental, physical, social, and/or spiritual well-being. […]

Lexapro vs. Zoloft For Anxiety

Lexapro vs. Zoloft For Anxiety

When you struggle with anxiety, there are medications available. Many of these medications work similarly, for example, Lexapro vs. Zoloft for anxiety. Even though there are similarities, it can still take experimentation with the type of medication and the dose to find what’s right for you because everyone’s unique. Getting treatment is critical. Untreated anxiety […]

What is the Difference Between Serotonin and Dopamine?

Serotonin and Dopamine

Serotonin and dopamine are both neurotransmitters. They are similar brain chemicals, often called happy hormones, but they have differences as well. So what is the difference between serotonin and dopamine? Below we’ll talk more about what each does separately and also how they’re similar. What Is Serotonin? Serotonin is a hormone. The hormone plays a […]

Can Mental Illness be Cured?

Can Mental Illness be Cured

Can mental illness be cured? This is a common question we hear all the time, and it’s a complicated answer. The complex aspect is because there are treatments for mental illness, but not necessarily cures. The good news is that while we don’t medically say mental health conditions are cured when treated, and your symptoms […]

Dealing with Post-COVID PTSD

Dealing with Post-COVID PTSD

Since March 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak has been affecting the world. We have dealt with horrifying scenes in the media of people becoming very ill and dying, as with infectious disease pandemics. There have been disruptions to daily life, including shutdowns of businesses and schools. Many people have faced the mental health impact of isolation […]

What is PTSD? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

What is PTSD?

What is PTSD? This question is helpful to ask because understanding what Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD is may be the key to encouraging you to get help, or it may be an opportunity for you to help someone else. A person develops PTSD after witnessing a traumatic event, the trauma from their experience may […]

PTSD Awareness Month: Everything You Need to Know

PTSD Awareness Month

Did you know that June is, among other things, PTSD Awareness Month? Almost 3.7% of Americans over the age of 13 are diagnosed with PTSD in a given year. While that may seem like a small percentage, that’s millions of people.  Many people are unfamiliar with the details of PTSD. They may think that PTSD […]

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