Your doctor diagnosed you with a mental health disorder and she’s about to prescribe an antipsychotic for treatment. Before she does, she has a list of risks she wants to discuss. Be sure to ask about the likelihood of Tardive-dyskinesia that may be associated with the drug being prescribed.
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Bipolar disorder is the 6th leading cause of disability in the world and results in 9.2 years reduction in expected life span.(1)
Mental Illness Awareness Week: This week (Oct 2-8) marks Mental Illness Awareness Week. To commemorate those affected by mental illness, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is encouraging participants to help raise awareness of mental illness and fight the stigma of mental disorders.
The Straight Up Guide to Mental Health and Recovery
Comorbidity of Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders
In a recent article published by Medscape, Kathleen T Brady, MD, PhD explores the connection between substance abuse and four mental illnesses: depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and social phobia. In this article, we will hear information presented by several medical health professionals as they discuss the comorbidity between substance abuse and these psychiatric disorders.