When Hospitalization Is Needed for Depression

Depression is not only one of the most common types of mental illness, it is also one of the most treatable. In most cases, treatment involves outpatient psychotherapy and /or medication. Many individuals experience at least some – if not significant – reduction in symptoms with proper treatment. However, some situations require psychiatric inpatient treatment.…

Holistic Success: A Guest’s Story

How Promises Austin Helped Turn an Addiction into a Vibrant Recovery Many of Promises Austin’s guests are referred to the holistic alcohol and drug treatment center by professionals in the medical, therapeutic, addiction/recovery, and legal fields. These professionals take great care in selecting treatment facilities for their patients/clients. After all, lives – not just reputations…

PTSD in Women

PTSD is the common abbreviation for post-traumatic stress disorder, an anxiety-related disorder that can appear in people who go through some form of physical and/or mental trauma. Because of the condition’s common association with the after effects of warfare, many people think of PTSD primarily as a men’s or a combat soldier’s illness. However, some…

Depression Is Not a Sign of Weakness

Depression is a serious psychiatric disorder that affects millions of people at some point in their lives. It can be a brief episode in response to an obvious stressor or a recurring, chronic and even lifelong battle. The impact of depression is not to be underestimated, as it is ranked by the World Health Organization…

Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Women

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a psychiatric condition characterized by a number of dysfunctional traits or behaviors, including a lack of empathy for other people and a highly exaggerated sense of self-importance. Outside of the US, this condition does not officially exist as a distinct form of mental illness. Narcissistic personality disorder produces essentially the…