What is Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?

    According to this study published by the American Journal of Psychiatry, emotional dysregulation and Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD for short) often accompany neurodevelopmental conditions like Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).   Although many people with ADHD experience RSD, it still is not currently recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Because

Medications for Mood Disorders: A Complete Guide

    The National Institute of Mental Health states that 9.7 percent of adults in the United States have dealt with a mood disorder at some point in the past year.   A mood disorder is any type of mental illness that primarily affects a person’s mood or emotional state. People with mood disorders often

Medications for Sex: Health, Functioning, & Pleasure

    Sexual dysfunctions are a widely experienced issue. Erectile dysfunction affects approximately 30 million men in the United States. Additionally, 40 percent of women worldwide struggle with sexual dysfunction. Sexual problems and dysfunctions are far more common than many people realize.   Clearly, this health problem is a serious issue that affects a large

Medications for Panic, PTSD, and Crisis

    According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, at some point in their lives, approximately 6 percent of the U.S. population will have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD). Roughly 4.7 percent of adults will struggle with panic disorder at some point in their lives as well, according to the National Institute of

Creating a Mental Health Care Plan

    Mental health is one of the pillars of our overall well-being. However, mental wellness isn’t always easy to achieve. If someone is struggling, a mental health care plan can help them take steps towards gaining control and recovery. These plans are highly personalized and tailored to each patient. Everyone’s treatment needs are different,

How to Find a Good Psychiatrist

  The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that roughly 25,500 psychiatrists are working in the United States today. Unfortunately, though, not all of these psychiatrists have the same qualifications or capabilities.     For those who are struggling to find a good psychiatrist, or any other type of mental health medication prescriber, it can be

Natural Remedies for Mental Health

    Herbs and other natural remedies are often recommended to those who are struggling with mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. However, there’s also a lot of confusion regarding the efficacy and safety of these supplements.     For those who are considering using natural remedies for mental health, the following

Herbs and Supplements for Mental Health

    According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 20 percent of adults in the United States (that’s roughly 51.5 million people) live with at least one mental illness.   There are plenty of medications available to help those with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mental health conditions. However, many find relief

Pharmacogenetic Testing: A Complete Guide

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adverse drug events (or ADEs) lead to roughly 1.3 million emergency room visits per year. Of this 1.3 million, approximately 350,000 patients need to be hospitalized every year for additional treatment following an emergency room visit.   Researchers believe that pharmacogenetic testing is an

Medications for Sleep: A Brief Overview

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of Americans do not get enough sleep each night (“enough,” in this case, means 7 hours or more per night).   For those who consistently struggle with poor sleep, certain prescription medications can help to improve sleep quality and quantity. Answered below