Many people have misconceptions about life inside a psychiatric hospital. This article clarifies some of that information with reality-based examples.
Imagine being buried in your home by your own junk with excessive items and trash everywhere. Is hoarding a mental illness? Or a case of being a slob? How does someone become a hoarder?
An informative article about some phobias that sufferers might experience from sunrise to sunset.
Living with mental illness - the personal story of my brother and his continuing struggle with Bipolar and undiagnosed Aspergers. I believe my brother is autistic, but how can I prove it?
This is an exploratory essay about schizophrenia, as is indicated in the title.
Historically parents have been blamed for behaviors of their child with mental illness, even for the illness. Placing blame on solely on parents ignores other contributing factors and does not allow us to have the important conversations and do the work that is needed to bring about change.
The myth of the San Antonio Mental Asylum has been discovered. People from all over have come to see the haunted asylum, haunted it may have been, but was it a mental asylum.
Phobias are emotional reactions that often interfere with one’s life on a chronic basis or acutely when the person is confronted with certain situations. While everyone has fears, people afflicted with phobias will often suffer from panic attacks...
Has psychiatry brought benefits to people suffering from schizophrenia? Evidence is presented from studies 1.comparing recovery rates in the under-developed world with those in the west; 2.comparing progress over the last 100 years in psychiatry with that achieved in other medical specialisms; 3....
Psychopaths are dangerous. Experts have identified characteristics that will help determine if a child has psychopathic tendencies.