Posts Tagged ‘mood disorders’

Bipolar and Seasonal Affective Disorders, Differences and Causes

In some ways, bipolar disorder and SAD can look very similar, especially when someone with bipolar disorder is depressed. This Mental Health Guide will help you understand bipolar and seasonal affective disorders, their causes and treatments. What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by a mental state that shifts from depressed to manic. […]

Dependent Personality Disorder, What is it and Can it Be Hereditary?

There is a belief among some medical professionals that dependent personality disorder has a genetic component. Is this the case? In this Mental Health Guide we look at dependent personality disorder, what it’s causes might be and the treatments that have proven to be effective. Defining Dependent Personality Disorder A person with this type of antisocial disorder […]

What Can You Expect When You Drop Someone Off at a Mental Health Facility?

Taking a loved one to a mental health facility can be a traumatic experience, especially when you are unsure about what will happen to the person during treatment. Most mental health hospitals do a fantastic job alleviating the concerns of spouses, parents, friends and others who are directly involved in the process. In this Mental Health […]

Can Chemo Treatments Lead to a Stay at the Nervous Hospital?

Chemotherapy is strong medicine and it can cause damage to a person’s nervous system. This damage can lead to hospitalization for treatment and therapy. Will chemotherapy affect your mental health?  It might. The trauma of having cancer and going through treatments can also cause mental health problems. In this Mental Health Guide article, you will learn about chemotherapy, […]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Does It Only Affect Those That Have Been To War?

  Soldiers with the condition post-traumatic stress disorder, also called PTSD, have heightened the awareness of this disorder, but it did not originate with them. The majority of those who suffer from this stress related mental illness, have in fact, never been to war. Most have suffered an extreme, life altering event such as sexual […]