Which mental illness-related books have you read?
“Brain on Fire” Film: A Look into the Fight for One’s Health
"Brain on Fire" is a film based on Susannah Cahalan's memoir "Brain on Fire." *SPOILERS* This movie is worth watching. Please watch it or read the book before reading this post! Issues the movie highlights: Patient issues not being taken seriously: For a significant portion of the movie, the doctors simply thought [...]
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 [...]
Bipolar Psychosis: The Basics
What is psychosis? Psychosis: a distorted or nonexistent connection with reality; the inability to distinguish between the "real" world and subjective perceptions (delusions and/or hallucinations) When does it occur? In bipolar disorder, psychosis can occur during extreme mania (Bipolar Type 1). It can also occur during bipolar depression (less common). How common [...]