Which mental illness-related books have you read?
Category: Brain Illness
Robin Williams: 5 Years Later
Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, potentially debilitating disease that affects the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). It is thought to be an autoimmune disease affecting the protective coating of the nerve fibers. Source: http://www.triangleneuropsychology.com/resources.html
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Signs
When ‘Happy Pills’ Don’t Work
Antidepressants are not for everyone. In fact, select individuals can get WORSE while on antidepressants. Factors that predict a bad response include: Lack of a mood stabilizer (dangerous for bipolar patients) Bipolar I vs. II- the further you are toward the manic side of the spectrum, the worse the reactions tend [...]
What is schizoaffective disorder?
Schizoaffective disorder: What is it? It is a mental disorder characterized by a combination of schizophrenia symptoms (hallucinations/delusions) and mood disorder symptoms (depression or mania) Types of Schizoaffective disorder: Bipolar type- episodes of mania and sometimes major depression Depressive type- only major depressive episodes Symptoms: can vary from person to person impaired [...]
Just in case you think #Mentalillness is all “made up”…
TED TALK: Mental Disorders as Brain Disorders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4m65sbqbhY 38,000 suicides in U.S. per year 3rd most common cause of death in 15-25 yrs. of age 2X as common as homocide 90% of suicides are related to MENTAL ILLNESS often, early in life... 1 in 5 people suffer from such a disorder in the course of their lifetime 50% onset by [...]