Psycho-dynamic Psychotherapy Good Option for Many Teens & Children

Psychodynamic psychotherapy, also known as psychoanalytic psychotherapy, is a modern form of talk therapy that has its roots in psychoanalysis, the technique first developed by Sigmund Freud and other pioneering doctors. Mental health professionals use psychodynamic psychotherapy in adult populations to address the effects of a number of disorders, including major depression, anorexia, borderline personality…

Treating Bipolar I Disorder

Bipolar I disorder is a very serious psychiatric disorder.  If left untreated, it can result in disastrous consequences, tearing families apart and destroying lives in many ways.  For most people who are diagnosed with it, bipolar I disorder is a lifelong condition that requires ongoing treatment.  Currently, there is no cure for this complex, challenging…

DSM-5 – Important Changes in the Newest Edition of the Diagnostic Manual Used by Mental Health Professionals

If you’ve ever been evaluated by a mental health professional such as a psychologist, psychiatrist, or clinical social worker, any diagnosis you received was based on the clinical criteria from a manual known as the DSM. DSM is short for “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders“; it’s essentially the diagnostic “bible” for anyone in…