Borderline Personality Disorder Splitting: Symptoms & Care

“Splitting” is a psychiatric term when an individual is unable to see alternatives.  Sometimes it is described as seeing everything as black or white.  It is considered a defense mechanism in those persons who suffer from borderline personality disorder (BPD). Splitting allows the person to reject anything they consider “bad”....

Most Important Mental Health Facts

Did you know one in 25 adults in the US alone experiences a severe mental illness in a given year? On a global scale, these mental health facts are staggering. Mental health significantly impacts our psychological and emotional wellbeing. As mental illnesses are becoming more common it helps to know...

What Is An Anxiety Doctor?

Anxiety is one of the most common symptoms of several psychological illnesses including depression, bipolar disorders, and panic attacks. It is common to experience mild to moderate anxiety before or during a stressful situation (ex. exams, giving a presentation, confrontation, etc.) Mild to moderate anxiety that occurs occasionally could be...

How Compulsive Behavior Relates to OCD

To some extent, many of us suffer from some forms of compulsive behavior. This could be anything ranging from an innocent focus on making sure your door is locked or on cleaning stains on your clothes to dangerous compulsions such as compulsive hand-washing, cleaning, gambling, hoarding, or shopping. Dangerous compulsions...

Dyspraxia Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

If you, or someone you know, was recently diagnosed with dyspraxia – this article is for you. Here, we will discuss the condition in detail. What is Dyspraxia? Dyspraxia is known by many names – motor learning difficulty, developmental coordination disorder, motor planning difficulty, "Clumsy Child Syndrome", and apraxia of...

Teen Depression Statistics

Let's Get into Some Teen Depression Statistics: Depression in teens typically presents with symptoms similar to those of adults.  What is considered unique to teenagers is the higher incidence of irritability in place of intense feelings of depression.  Teens with depression may seem grouchy or just plain bothered by everything...

Medications to Treat ADHD

ADHD Treatment Using Medications We are often asked what are the medication options for ADHD treatment. There are a few different types of medications that are commonly used and some are summarized here. Child psychiatrists often prescribe these, as well as other non-medication treatments for children, teens, and adults with...

How To Distinguish Between Autism, Bipolar Disorder and Childhood Schizophrenia

Think your child might be dealing with Childhood Schizophrenia? Bipolar? Autism? It can be confusing to know how exactly to help them with such tricky symptoms. The best way to get a good analysis of what your child is dealing with is to inquire with a Child Psychiatrist. Breaking Down...

How Does Screen Time Affect Your Brain?

With electronic screens taking over our world, we've seen an increased screen time across the generations. We all know that too much screen time is bad- but how bad is it really? It is inevitable that our children will need electronic screens to function in today's world, but when kids...

Choosing the Right Anxiety Medication for Children

Anxious children, especially severely anxious children, often benefit from the addition of an anxiety medication. Early treatment is important in these cases because children diagnosed with anxiety are also more likely to carry that anxiety and continue to develop it as they approach adulthood. These medications may be beneficial to...

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