a woman dealing with mental disorders from drug use

Mental Disorders from Drug Abuse

Legal, illicit, and prescription drugs all carry the potential for abuse. What makes addiction so difficult to prevent and treat is that it’s a progressive and incurable condition. The reason treatment is almost always necessary to recover is because symptoms like cravings and triggers occur long after your last use. Another potential hazard of addiction…

Schizophrenia Myths and Misconceptions

What happens when you or someone you love no longer lives in reality? From imagining enemies around every corner to experiencing confused thoughts that make normal life impossible, schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder that makes it hard to tell what’s real-and what’s not. Schizophrenia is a very complex illness that almost always requires ongoing mental…

Can You Go to Work with Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is one of the most disabling illnesses in the world. The disease wreaks havoc on everyday functioning, affecting the ability to live independently, engage in productive activities and social interactions, and attain/maintain employment. Common symptoms include delusions, hallucinations and inner voices (psychosis); emotional flatness or lack of expression; diminished ability to begin and sustain…

Schizophrenia in Men

Anyone who enters a men’s treatment center seeking help for schizophrenia faces an uphill battle. Schizophrenia turns order into chaos and leaves victims adrift at sea with no anchor in reality. This insidious condition disorders lives in every way imaginable and men who suffer from it have no idea what’s coming from one day to…

Psychoeducation for Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a highly disruptive form of mental illness known for its ability to trigger psychosis, a state most commonly marked by delusional thought patterns and sensory hallucinations. Doctors often face tremendous challenges in treating this illness. Part of the problem stems from the fact that many people with schizophrenia don’t really understand their condition…

Schizoid Personality Disorder

Aloof, indifferent, unable to experience pleasure, seemingly incapable of interacting socially – these are some of the indicators of schizoid personality disorder. When a woman is diagnosed with schizoid personality disorder, she may not want treatment, preferring to be left alone. While developing a warm, productive therapeutic relationship may seem impossible, women with schizoid personality…

Breakthrough Study Finds Heavy Methamphetamine Use Increases Risk of Schizophrenia

Heavy methamphetamine users may be at a significantly higher risk for developing schizophrenia than others, according to researchers from Toronto’s Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The researchers’ findings-based on the world’s first expansive study on long-term methamphetamine use’s association to psychosis-have been published in advanced online in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Previous…