Using Biological Factors To Differentiate Schizophrenia From Psychotic Bipolar Disorder

Using Biological Factors To Differentiate Schizophrenia From Psychotic Bipolar Disorder

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health, more commonly referred to as the DSM, is the primary tool used by clinicians attempting to diagnose and treat patients with mental illness. The DSM-V, the most up-to-date version, outlines characteristic symptoms to help professionals discern between a wide variety of mental illnesses. Some share many of […]

How Is Codependency Linked To Addiction?

How Is Codependency Linked To Addiction?

Codependency is not a diagnosable mental health condition, but it is an issue that therapists often see in the lives of their patients. It is also an issue that is frequently linked to substance abuse and addiction. Codependent personality disorder usually has its origins in childhood experiences, as does substance abuse. Together these two problems […]

Why Won’t We Ever Be Rid Of Addiction?

Why Won’t We Ever Be Rid Of Addiction?

By Meghan Vivo No time for natural remedies to help you fall asleep? Craving another helping of fries even though your doctor has told you to watch the saturated fats? No problem, science has got you covered. In a culture that has become hyper-focused on easy fixes, we expect a simple solution for every ailment. If a pill can give you […]

Odds Are, Pathological Gambling Runs In Families

Odds Are, Pathological Gambling Runs In Families

A recent study of gamblers in Iowa found that pathological gambling tends to run in families. According to the study, compulsive gamblers frequently come from families with other members who also gamble pathologically. In addition, pathological gambling appears to be linked to several serious mental health disorders. The Family Problem Gambling Study The University of […]