Self-Concept in Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that can significantly change the quality of life for not only the patient, but also sometimes their close relatives. Helping individuals with schizophrenia achieve the highest quality of life possible is linked to understanding the negative moods of schizophrenia. The negative moods that come with the disorder can result…

Medications in Brief: Zyprexa

Zyprexa, the brand name for olanzapine, is an atypical antipsychotic that has been available in the United States for about twenty years. Structurally similar to clozapine (sold as Clozaril in the U.S.), Zyprexa is known to be an effective antipsychotic that also offers some efficacy as an adjunct in the treatment of depression. The manufacturer…

Coping with Panic Attacks

A panic attack is a sudden feeling of intense fear or anxiety that is accompanied by physical symptoms such as heart palpitations, nausea, or dizziness. Panic attacks reach their peak within ten minutes, but they can last hours in extreme cases. Recurrent panic attacks may be associated with psychological conditions such as panic disorder or…

Eating Disorders and Social Anxiety

Research continues to demonstrate a link between eating disorders and social anxiety disorders. According to recent studies, it is not uncommon for people with eating disorders to also experience social anxiety. While the association between conditions appears understandable, more research needs to be done in order to find out how best to recognize anxiety disorders…