Identifying the warning signs – PTSD

After a traumatic experience, it’s normal to feel frightened, sad, anxious, and disconnected. But if the upset doesn’t fade and you feel stuck with a constant sense of danger and painful memories, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It can seem like you’ll never get over what happened or feel normal again. … Continue reading Identifying the warning signs – PTSD

Identifying the warning signs – Personality Disorders

A personality disorder is a type of mental disorder in which you have a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving. A person with a personality disorder has trouble perceiving and relating to situations and people. This causes significant problems and limitations in relationships, social activities, work and school. In some cases, you … Continue reading Identifying the warning signs – Personality Disorders

Identifying the warning signs – Eating disorders

This psychological disorder is often known as "the secretive illness", because of how people do anything to hide what they are doing.  This disorder is also close to me, as my half-sister once fought one of these eating disorders, and the sad thing is when she came to visit myself and my partner in Gauteng, … Continue reading Identifying the warning signs – Eating disorders

Identifying the warning signs – MMD (Major Depressive Disorder)

Major Depressive Disorder or MDD is the clinical term for a mood disorder. It has traits like prolonged periods of sadness, low self-esteem and, in extreme cases, the urge to commit suicide. It is a fact that almost everyone feels extreme sadness at some point in time; however, if the depression persists for longer than six … Continue reading Identifying the warning signs – MMD (Major Depressive Disorder)

Identifying the warning signs – Substance Abuse Disorders

Substance Abuse Disorder can be defined as a person's use of alcohol or another substance (drugs) which leads to health issues or problems at work, school or home. The exact cause of substance use disorder is not known.  A person's genes, the action of the drug, peer pressure, emotional distress, anxiety, depression, and environmental stress … Continue reading Identifying the warning signs – Substance Abuse Disorders

Identifying the warning signs – Bipolar Disorder

Individuals with bipolar mood disorder often have cycles of elevate and depressed mood that fit the description of "manic depression." When a person's illness follows this pattern, a diagnosis of bipolar disorder is usually relatively easy. For example, an individual's mood can range from feelings of elation, euphoria and high energy to depression and suicidal … Continue reading Identifying the warning signs – Bipolar Disorder

Dopaquel and what it does to your brain?

Dopaquel is an international brand name for Quetiapine, which is a class of medications called atypical antipsychotics. It is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Quetiapine works in the brain, where it affects various neurotransmitters, in particular serotonin and dopamine. Quetiapine works by BLOCKING the receptors in the brain that dopamine acts on. This … Continue reading Dopaquel and what it does to your brain?

Wellbutrin – what does it actually do for you?

Wellbutrin, or bupropion, is a drug that's main purpose is to treat depression. It can however also be used to help stop smoking. In contrast to stimulant medication (like amphetamine or methylphenidate), which normally starts working within a few hours, Wellbutrin (like any other antidepressants) can take approximately 3 to 7 days before you notice … Continue reading Wellbutrin – what does it actually do for you?