What’s the Difference Between a Personality Disorder and a Mood Disorder?

It’s often hard to tell the difference between mental health conditions—particularly for those untrained in psychology. Talking to your doctor or another treatment specialist can help. It’s also a good idea to read up on different disorders for more insight. If you’re unsure about mood disorders vs. personality disorders, read on to find out more.…

Ritual Prevention Therapy Good Addition to OCD Treatment

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a potentially debilitating mental health condition that centers on unpleasant, repetitive mental fixations, as well as ritualistic behaviors designed to reduce the potency of those fixations. Doctors commonly try to control the symptoms of OCD with antidepressant medications called SSRIs; however, these medications fail to produce an adequate benefit in substantial…

Complications in Diagnosing Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental condition well known for its ability to produce a combination of mental obsessions and compulsive behaviors. Sometimes, mental health professionals have a fairly easy time diagnosing the condition’s presence in their patients. However, certain factors can complicate an OCD diagnosis and create a much more complex picture for doctors.…

‘It’s Not Just Me’: Amazing Benefits of Group Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is one of the most challenging psychiatric disorders.  With moods that often hit crippling extremes and bizarre behavior that is difficult to understand – let alone explain to others – bipolar sufferers can feel very isolated and alone.  Medication is often necessary, but has its limits.  Individual and family therapy can also be…