An overview of the causes, symptoms, and treatment of oppositional defiant disorder as a psychological disorder of childhood.
This article defines schizoaffective disorder, lists symptoms of schizoaffective disorder, and describes treatment of schizoaffective disorder.
This article provides a description of self-mutilation, reasons people self-mutilate, and safer coping skills to deal with intense emotions.
Tips and techniques to help nurses and nursing students successfully complete the sexual health assessment
This article explores the experimental diagnostic category of malignant narcissism, one of the most destructive and inhumane of all psychiatric illnesses.
A summary of some bad man habits and traits that women may need to reconsider when dating. From nose-pickin' to commode seats and much more in between!
An introduction into psychiatric/mental health nursing discussing the differences between medical nursing and mental health nursing
Lulbegrud Creek Distilling Company's roots, history, and owner, Brian Endicott
An overview of the uses of lithium, dosing, side effects, and toxicity. Therapeutic lithium levels are discussed, in addition to the relationship of salt and lithium and general guidelines.
Tips and techniques to being a successful college student and getting along with your professors. Easy-to-read do’s and don’ts.
A how-to guide for making sourdough pizza crust from your sourdough starter. Also included is a recipe for Mediterranean pizza with pesto on a sourdough crust.
An introduction to the different defense mechanisms with definitions and examples. A quiz is included to test your knowledge.
A thorough, unbiased review of the Zojirushi bread maker, including pros and cons, such as cost, efficiency, consistency and more.
First generation & atypical antipsychotics, their uses, and side effects. Explanation of extrapyramidal symptoms, a variety of other side effects, and a glossary of terms is included.
In part II of this series, we feed our sourdough starter for this first time. Videos and photos are included to demonstrate starter consistency and provide clarification.
A rye bread baking disaster story with details about what went wrong and how you can avoid it to have a more successful baking experience.
Symptoms of thyroid disease can be very similar to symptoms of depression and bipolar mania. It is important to know the difference and get treatment for the right thing.
This article provides tips and techniques related to select all that apply alternative format questions for students and new nursing graduates preparing to take the NCLEX-RN. There also are some thoughts for nursing...
Easy-to-read list and explanations of how to work with mentally ill people in a hospital-based setting
The first step in being an effective teacher is the desire and passion to be an effective teacher. Whatever road led you here, at the root of it is the aspiration to be just that. You may wonder how I developed this...
This article describes the traits of antisocial personality disorder, medications and treatment recommendations, and suggestions for loved ones and healthcare professionals. Real-life examples of traits and patient care...
Personality disorders are the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric illness. This introduction to personality disorders provides a brief overview, some examples and a quiz.
Many people have misconceptions about life inside a psychiatric hospital. This article clarifies some of that information with reality-based examples.
Bipolar Disorder is an extremely complicated illness. This article provides a detailed list of the symptoms of mania and depression, along with various treatment options.