Common Signs of Mania

Common Signs of Mania

Hypomania & mania can feature such a wide range of symptoms, from "paranoia" to "euphoria." Which of these symptoms have you experienced?

3 Assumptions Mental Health Providers Should NOT Make

3 Assumptions Mental Health Providers Should NOT Make

From my experience and what I've heard, providers make assumptions too frequently which end up being false and getting in the way of proper treatment. What are some of these assumptions? I've listed 3, but there are certainly many more!     One: All patients with a condition LOOK a certain way.   Last summer, [...]

To Those Who Think Psychiatrists are Unnecessary,

To Those Who Think Psychiatrists are Unnecessary,

  Dear individuals who think psychiatrists are unnecessary, Stating that there is a simple, non-medical treatment option for mental illnesses makes it appear that you are not taking the conditions seriously. You can't just dance the symptoms away, or make them disappear by going to a yoga class or a church. These are mental ILLNESSES [...]

Preparing for Your First Visit

Preparing for Your First Visit

  Before your initial discussion with a provider, it may be helpful to gather key information. Gathering information can save valuable time.     Essential for the first visit: Current medications List ALL meds, including nonpsychiatric, over-the-counter, birth control and supplements Include tablet size (mg) and number if its psychiatric Past psychiatric treatments List of [...]