Behavior Disorders

The Effects of Circadian Rhythm on Mood Disorders


Research shows that people who are night owls and early birds suffer from different mental health issues because their circadian rhythm differs. Research has shown that depression, bipolar disease, anxiety and schizophrenia are all affected by the circadian rhythm. Scientific studies have proven that people who get up and go in [...]

The Effects of Circadian Rhythm on Mood Disorders2023-04-13T11:10:44-05:00

Spring’s Arrival Affects Mental Health


While many people look forward to spring, psychologists know that it is the season when some mental health challenges peak. Therefore, emergency rooms often fill up with people with mental health conditions, and doctors know they are more likely to see some conditions in the spring than at any other time. [...]

Spring’s Arrival Affects Mental Health2023-03-23T12:00:33-05:00

Mental Health Concerns for Individuals With Autism


A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry and conducted at Sweeden’s Karolinska Institutet found that women on the autism spectrum were more likely than men to be diagnosed with a mental health disorder. The study looked at 20,000 individuals and found that 77% of women had been diagnosed with a [...]

Mental Health Concerns for Individuals With Autism2023-01-30T17:43:14-06:00

Benefits of Early Screening for Autism


If you fear that your child has autism, you should set up an appointment with a child psychiatrist. These professionals are medical doctors who have received additional training in how the mind works. Therefore, they are the perfect medical provider to contact when you are looking to rule out autism. [...]

Benefits of Early Screening for Autism2023-01-23T12:15:51-06:00

What Is Pediatric Psychiatry?


Pediatric psychiatry specializes in treating children and adolescents. While the psychiatrist may work with a team of other medical professionals, the primary focus of a child psychiatrist is to treat disorders related to childhood feelings, thoughts, or emotions. The psychiatrist must act in the child's best interest, but he may also consult with juvenile court [...]

What Is Pediatric Psychiatry?2022-11-04T12:31:16-05:00

The Differences Between Adult & Child Psychiatry


If someone asks you about the difference between child and adult psychiatry, your first answer may be that it depends on the person's age. While that answer would not be wrong, the truth is that the answer lies much deeper. Adult vs. Child Entry Point Adults often seek out help for themselves. Meanwhile, children are [...]

The Differences Between Adult & Child Psychiatry2022-10-11T13:30:51-05:00

Medications for Schizophrenia Treatment


Several medications are available for schizophrenia, so if one drug has not given you positive results, you may want to consider a different option with your healthcare provider. Here is a list of different possible medications as a reference to consider and to ask your provider about.  Working with your provider can help you find [...]

Medications for Schizophrenia Treatment2022-09-15T15:00:51-05:00

About Self-Harm


Self-harm can be defined as any attempt to bring harm to oneself on purpose. Usually, the goal is not suicide but the release of painful emotions. While the media often shows a teenager cutting on themselves, it can also include scratching, burning, hitting themselves, pulling out hair or picking at wounds. Who Participates in Self-harming [...]

About Self-Harm2022-06-30T10:25:40-05:00

Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder Inherited or Developed Over Time?


Narcissistic Personality Disrder People with narcissistic personalities feel that they are superior to others. They often take great offense at the slightest criticism. These people tend to exploit others. If you know someone narcissistic, you may wonder if this is a learned behavior or if genetics plays a role. The answer is [...]

Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder Inherited or Developed Over Time?2023-04-25T17:21:17-05:00

Facts About Bipolar Disorder


Bipolar Mental Disorder   Bipolar disorder is the sixth leading cause of disability in the world. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 2.6% of people living in America have bipolar disorder. Still, it often is hard to get correctly diagnosed because the emotional highs often occur in very short cycles. [...]

Facts About Bipolar Disorder2022-03-18T14:37:36-05:00