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?

Breathing Excercises – calming yourself down.

After last week Wednesday's flashback of the accident, I found myself permanently anxious on the roads and tensing up uncontrollably. I have also not been sleeping well since the incident on Wednesday. So I went to see my psychologist yesterday and sitting in her office I suddenly couldn't focus as the room started to spin. … Continue reading Breathing Excercises – calming yourself down.