Archives for Medications

Aging

Sleep in Seniors

The phrase “sleep like a baby” exists for good reason. When we’re young, sleep often comes easily. Generally, children and younger adults sleep more soundly, experience fewer awakenings, and...
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Anxiety

OCD, Tics, and Tourette Syndrome

When my son Dan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder was at its worst, he developed facial contortions, twitching throughout his body, and some noticeable tics. As if having severe OCD wasn’t frightening...
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Antipsychotics

When Someone Has Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder — one the most chronic and disabling types of mental illness. The first signs of schizophrenia, which typically emerge in young people in...
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Abuse

Chronic Depression and Codependency

Dysthymia, or chronic depression, is a common symptom of codependency; however, many codependents aren’t aware that they’re depressed. Because the symptoms are mild, most people with chronic depression wait...
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Disorders

OCD and Medication

The topic of medication for obsessive-compulsive disorder is discussed a lot in articles and blogs and it always seems to incite lively conversation. There is talk of the stigma...
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Atypical Antipsychotics

Schizophrenia Treatment

Table of Contents Introduction Psychotherapy Medications Coping Guidelines For The Family Self-Help Introduction Schizophrenia usually first appears in a person during their late teens or throughout their twenties. It...
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