What is the Difference Between Serotonin and Dopamine?

what is the difference between 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 […]

How Do Schizophrenia Treatment Centers Work?

schizophrenia treatment centers

Schizophrenic treatment centers are one approach to treating this mental health disorder. A schizophrenic treatment center typically includes either residential or day treatment. These treatment centers may also offer treatment programs for complex diagnoses, which include mental disorders like bipolar disorder and depression, and substance abuse. Typically, a residential or day treatment program is reserved […]

Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Making Sense of the Symptoms

Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia

The negative symptoms of Schizophrenia can be terrifying and make life challenging, both for the person with the diagnosis and their loved ones.  Schizophrenia is a rare and challenging brain disorder, affecting less than 1% of the population in the United States; however, proper treatment can improve many of the symptoms. There are positive and […]

Delusion vs. Hallucination: What’s the Difference?

Delusion vs Hallucination

Delusions and hallucinations are sometimes grouped together. The terms may even be used interchangeably, and while they can occur as part of the same disorder, in some cases, there are differences. When comparing a delusion vs. hallucination, the critical difference is that a hallucination is a sensory perception that seems real to the person. A […]

Understanding Drug-Induced Schizophrenia: Causes and Treatment

drug induced schizophrenia

Did you know that 1 in 5 people in America is living with a mental illness? Of course, these vary in severity. Some mental illnesses are very mild and easy to live with, while others can make every day a struggle.  One mental illness that can be more severe is drug-induced schizophrenia. But, just because […]