Bipolar disorder, previously called manic depression, is a mood disorder. It affects 45 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. In recent years, a number of celebrities have talked about their challenges being bipolar, including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Brian Wilson, Mariah Carey, and Carrie Fisher, but what are the symptoms? What are the symptoms?
Sometimes we can be unintentionally careless with our words and language. We may say something out of habit, or without realizing it’s hurtful. And sometimes we intentionally use our words to cut and wound. That’s an example of microaggressions: everyday, subtle, intentional or unintentional interactions or behaviors that communicate some sort of bias toward historically
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Did the Covid-19 pandemic hurt or help your relationship? The answer might depend on how resilient you are as a couple. Many influences are factored into whether or not a relationship survives an economic or emotional crisis, some couples might seek divorce or therapy. However, studies show that even though significant stress can drive couples
We get a lot of questions about couple therapy at RIVIA, so we asked LCSW and couple therapy specialist, Tyler Parrott, to answer some of the most frequent. Thanks for answering some of our most asked questions about couple therapy! Tell us, who needs/benefits from couple therapy? A big misconception around couple therapy is
What does neuropsychological testing diagnose? Neuropsychological testing or evaluation, is a comprehensive assessment of the skills and abilities linked to your brain function. It can be used to identify and differentiate any diagnoses that involve cognitive functioning such as dementia, adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), intellectual abilities (I.Q.), autism spectrum disorder, and traumatic brain injury. It
Dr. Raymond Raad advises Verywell Health on the right methods to wean patients off of antidepressant medication. If you have questions or concerns about your medication, please contact us.
ADHD 2.0 : New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction—From Childhood Through Adulthood By Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D. What’s it about? In ADHD 2.0, Drs. Hallowell and Ratey, both of whom have this “variable attention trait,” draw on the latest science to provide both parents and adults with
Many adults with ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, go undiagnosed, but the American Psychiatric Association estimates about 2.5% of adults have ADHD. Everyone has experienced some of the typical symptoms of ADHD, and it should be diagnosed by a professional, but some symptoms to look for are: Lack of focus — Do you find
Recently, psychiatrist Dr. Raymond Raad talked to PARADE magazine on ways to offer loved ones who might be facing emotional or physical challenges better moral support. Click on the link to read more!