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02 May

What is Histrionic Personality Disorder?

If you’ve been paying even minor attention to the news or social media this month, chances are good you’ve come across the high-profile defamation case between actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. While it’s hard to know exactly what went on between Depp and Heard during the course of their marriage, a clinical psychologist was […]

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20 Apr

More than a Mood Swing: Late-onset Psychosis in Women

It’s no secret that this blog is devoted to first episode psychosis- “first” typically meaning early in life. However, experiencing psychosis isn’t limited just to a specific age range. It’s also possible to experience what’s known as late-onset psychosis, which can occur between the ages of 40 and 60. In women, late-onset psychosis happens almost […]

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09 Apr

Another Reason to say No: Use of Speed now linked to Psychosis

Students. Professionals. Trade laborers. People with a lot of money. People with no money. These are the type of people who use amphetamines, also commonly known as speed. In other words, they could be just about anyone. Whether it’s used to help someone lose weight, pull an all-nighter to finish a project, or keep up […]

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09 Apr

What happened when I checked myself into the Mental Hospital

We’ve talked before on this blog about involuntary commitment and what it’s like to stay inside a residential mental health treatment center, but recently, a writer from the popular online magazine Slate detailed her personal stay at psychiatric unit. In an article titled “Last Fall, I Walked Into a Psych Ward and Asked to Be […]

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22 Nov

Surviving when life feels “Like Hell” at the Holidays

The holidays can bring out the best and worst of just about anyone. If you’re someone living with a mental health condition – especially psychosis – this time of year can be extra stressful. Emily Mulligan, a contributor to theMighty.com, who has lived experience with both psychosis and bipolar disorder, writes about navigating the holiday […]

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01 Nov

Exploring the vital link between Psychosis and a Good Night’s Sleep

Some evenings life just starts to feel hopeless. The laundry is piling up, there are dishes waiting to be done, I can’t figure out how I’m going to tackle a work problem, and I just feel flat out bad about myself. That’s when, I’ve learned, I pretty much become a toddler who’s lost her binky. […]

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19 Oct

Were the Salem Witch Trials really just a case of Mass Psychosis?

It’s October! And there’s no better time to talk about things that are just a little bit spooky. A favorite tale of historians and fascinated American school children alike is one that’s actually true – the story of the Salem Witch Trials. Just in case you are not a historian, or it’s been a long […]

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10 Oct

Toxic FOMO: Does the image-sharing app, Instagram, harm young women?

Some people call it FOMO – fear of missing out. It’s that feeling deep in the pit of your stomach that everyone is having a great time, except for you. FOMO is almost always induced by social media. It’s seeing your friends smiling and having fun and knowing you weren’t invited. It’s an event that […]

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19 Sep

You and Psychotropics: What You Need to Know

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with psychosis, you may hear the term “psychotropic” being mentioned when discussing drug therapies. But don’t get the term confused with psychedelics – those fun-sounding experimental drugs from the 60’s that inspired rock bands – psychotropics are serious business aimed squarely at mental wellness. Many commonly […]

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01 Sep

What on earth is EMDR?

When my therapist first suggested trying EMDR, I thought she was talking about the kind of music I listen to. “Like, dance music?” I said. “What?” she laughed. “No! Not EDM, EMDR.” A type of psychological therapy, EMDR is an acronym for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Accepted in 2014 as an effective treatment for […]

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