Substance Abuse & Mental Health Blog

Schizoaffective Disorder and Schizophrenia

Understanding the nuances between schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder is a cornerstone of mental illness. While overlapping in many aspects, these conditions have distinctive features that influence diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions. As you journey with [...]

2023-09-25T19:06:58-04:00August 12th, 2023|

Early Warning Signs of PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be challenging to struggle with. Over time, symptoms change and evolve, and many individuals do not get the help they need until years after PTSD symptoms start. Early intervention is [...]

2023-07-19T14:35:39-04:00July 19th, 2023|

Dual Diagnosis: Why Is It So Common?

Understanding what dual diagnosis is and the support available is crucial for those navigating this complicated condition. Unlike traditional mental health problems or substance use disorders, dual diagnosis involves both and can often lead [...]

2023-07-19T12:38:24-04:00July 6th, 2023|

How Can Bipolar Disorder Affect You Physically?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by depressive episodes alternating with periods of mania. These episodes can affect many systems in your body, so it’s essential to understand the physical changes associated [...]

2023-09-25T19:08:27-04:00June 21st, 2023|

What Is the Difference Between ADHD and Schizophrenia?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and schizophrenia are both psychiatric disorders, but they have very different symptoms and treatment options. ADHD symptoms typically affect a person's attention span and decision-making abilities, while schizophrenia may cause [...]

2023-09-25T19:10:20-04:00June 10th, 2023|

5 Lesser-Known Symptoms of Schizophrenia

One of the most common mainstream symptoms people have latched onto due to media portrayals is that people living with schizophrenia hear voices. This easily becomes conflated with dissociative identity disorder, previously known as multiple [...]

2023-09-25T18:21:32-04:00May 8th, 2023|

Signs of Bipolar Disorder

It’s normal to have good days and bad days. Some people, however, struggle with extreme mood swings that don’t have a clear trigger. One minute they’re feeling hyperactive; the next they plunge into severe depression [...]

2023-09-25T19:13:42-04:00April 18th, 2023|
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