History of ECT

Electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, is a behavioral health treatment that has a somewhat negative connotation in popular culture. Thanks in no small part to books and movies, such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, many people came to believe that ECT side effects were overwhelmingly harmful and that the therapy itself was prone to…

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Sunlight stimulates the production of endorphins-the chemicals that give us a boost of happiness and energy. As a result, it’s no wonder many people prefer sunny days to overcast ones, and why clouds and rain have come to be associated with gloom. If sunlight helps people to feel happy, it’s only natural that days with…

Six Myths About Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is often misunderstood, leaving family members torn apart, discouraged, and confused. Multiple myths cloud the truth of how bipolar affects the human body and how people can successfully manage this difficult disease. The following are some of the myths that need to be dispelled in order for families and those with bipolar to…

Couples Therapy for PTSD

The tumultuous symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) flow into the world of the victim and the lives of the loved ones around. Seeing a loved one suffer, watching a loved one change, and trying to re-identify with a friend and lover known once-upon-a-time is mentally and physically exhausting. Couples need their own specific therapy…

Low Self-Esteem Linked to Depression

Low self-esteem and depression both fill a mind with negative thoughts. Beliefs about oneself form the self-esteem either positively or negatively. Negative experiences with others may greatly influence the low self-esteem someone develops. Depression, rather, is a psychological and physical disorder that stems from within, but can be influenced by self-esteem.