a woman struggling with a delusional disorder

The Challenges of Delusional Disorder

Psychiatric disorders can be especially frightening and confusing when they involve a loss of touch with reality. In clinical terms, this is known as psychosis. There are several types of psychotic disorders, with schizophrenia being one of the most common. Individuals with schizophrenia often experience hallucinations (e.g. seeing or hearing things that aren’t there) and…

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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…

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OCD Alternative Treatments

Intrusive thoughts that won’t go away. Disturbing impulses. Compulsive behaviors that don’t make sense. No matter how hard you try to stop or control them, you can’t. That’s the nature of the challenging and complex anxiety disorder known as obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD for short. OCD can manifest in a variety of ways, ranging from…

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Benzo Withdrawal Timeline

Even if you take benzodiazepines exactly as prescribed, you can still develop a physical dependence. When you develop a physical addiction to benzodiazepines, the benzo withdrawal timeline can become much more difficult, and a longer process. Benzodiazepines are prescription medications that are commonly utilized to treat anxiety-related symptoms. While benzodiazepines are highly effective in treating…