What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder that impacts mood regulation and causes extreme mood swings leading to fluctuations between emotional highs, or mania, and lows, or depression. Depression can include the experience of sad or hopeless feelings, a loss of interest in activities, sleep and appetite disturbances, and lethargy. Mania is not the opposite of…

What is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

ADHD affects children and adults and includes a combination of symptoms that include difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. These symptoms may impact ability to function in school/work settings, social situation, and relationships. Some people grow out of or have lessening symptoms as they enter adulthood; however, others struggle throughout all stages of their…

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a broad spectrum of disorders, as well as being a component or symptom of several other mental disorders. Anxiety can be exhibited as distressing thoughts, physical symptoms, avoidance of specific things or places, or compulsive behaviors that negatively impact a person’s daily life. Anxiety disorders can range in severity from very mild to…