How Common is Schizophrenia?

  Schizophrenia is a severe, life-long psychological disorder that affects how a person perceives and interacts with reality. Individuals with schizophrenia experience serious impairments in their ability to think, their emotions, and their behaviors. There is no part of a person’s life that is not affected by schizophrenia. The precise causes of schizophrenia are not […]

Can Drug Use Cause Dissociative Disorder?

Dissociative disorders are a family of serious mental illnesses characterized by disconnections among all the aspects of a person’s sense of self, including memories, perception, consciousness, and personality. Essentially, the unity of a person’s identity comes apart. Dissociative disorders occur when the stress associated with a situation becomes so severe a person’s mind segments itself […]

What Are the Symptoms of Diagnosed Anxiety?

Diagnosed anxiety is the most common of all mental health conditions, afflicting 40 million adults in the U.S—a whopping 18 percent of the adult population. People with an anxiety disorder experience powerful, persistent, and hard-to-control feelings of fear and worry. These fears are out of proportion to the potential threat that the person is facing. […]