What Is Spravato?

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Something’s not right. You used to love going for nighttime walks, but not so much anymore. You have trouble sleeping through the night, and now you alternate between binge eating or eating nothing at all for a full day. These could be depression symptoms, but thankfully, help’s on the way. Mental Health In America Before […]

How to Get Rid of a Migraine

Your head has been pounding all day. Is it because of allergies? Stress or anxiety? Or something you’ve never experienced before? If the pain becomes debilitating and lasts for days, you may be suffering from something far worse than a headache. It could be a migraine, but help is available. WHAT IS A MIGRAINE? A […]

Is OCD Hereditary?

Woman with OCD counting objects

Habitually rearranging your pantry a certain way may get giggles from friends and family, but if such behavior starts ruling daily life, more serious issues may be at play. If you’re obsessed with daily routines, you may be suffering from something called obsessive-compulsive disorder. OCD DEFINITION Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health ailment recognized […]

What Does Depression Look Like?

Depressed woman looking in the mirror

Everyone gets depressed. Your favorite television character was killed off unexpectedly? You may feel bummed about that. Your go-to fast food restaurant took your favorite item off the menu? Now you start binge eating. While these could be signs of depression, other symptoms like suicidal thoughts, and detachment,  are much more serious, and a doctor […]

Ways to Manage OCD During COVID-19

Person with OCD washing their hands

            What Causes OCD?   Current scientific thinking holds that OCD results from a confluence of factors—a biological predisposition, environmental factors including experiences and attitudes acquired in childhood, and faulty thought patterns. The fact that many OCD patients respond to SSRI antidepressants suggests the involvement of dysfunction in the serotonin […]

The Role of Sleep and Reward Processing in Depression

Sleep disturbances are considered an underlying neurobiological mechanism of depression, a condition deemed a leading nonfatal cause of disability by the World Health Organisation. Approximately 50 to 70 million adults in the United States suffer from a sleep disorder, and 40% of all patients with insomnia have a coexisting psychiatric condition.