By Stephanie Watson WebMD Health News In 2004, at age 19, Garrett Combs enlisted in the Army, compelled by patriotism to serve after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. After serving two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he returned home five years later with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a profound sense of guilt. Combs shares how […]Read more "One Vet’s Struggle With PTSD: How I Found Peace (Read till end.)"
http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/obsessive-compulsive-disorder#1 Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), formerly considered a type of anxiety disorder, is now regarded as a unique condition. It is a potentially disabling illness that traps people in endless cycles of repetitive thoughts and behaviors. People with OCD are plagued by recurring and distressing thoughts, fears, or images (obsessions) they cannot control. The anxiety (nervousness) […]Read more "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder"
http://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/guide/what-is-psychosis#1Psychosis is a symptom, not an illness. A mental or physical illness, substance abuse, or extreme stress or trauma can cause it. When you lose touch with reality and see, hear, or believe things that aren’t real, doctors call that psychosis.You may have delusions. That means you hold on to untrue or strange beliefs. You […]Read more "What Is Psychosis? (Part 3/3)"
http://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/guide/mental-health-psychotic-disorders#1 Psychotic disorders are a group of serious illnesses that affect the mind. They make it hard for someone to think clearly, make good judgments, respond emotionally, communicate effectively, understand reality, and behave appropriately. When symptoms are severe, people with psychotic disorders have trouble staying in touch with reality and often are unable to handle […]Read more "What Is a Psychotic Disorder? (Part 2/3)"
http://blogs.webmd.com/food-and-nutrition/2016/12/sugar-swaps-4-natural-alternatives-to-sugar.html By Katherine Brooking, MS, RD As a registered dietitian, I’m often asked if there are healthier alternatives to white table sugar. It’s important to limit added sugars (the recommendation for women is no more than 6 tsp; for men, 9 tsp), but it’s unrealistic—and nearly impossible– to eliminate them altogether. Thankfully, there are some […]Read more "Sugar Swaps! 4 Natural Alternatives to Sugar"
de·pres·sion dəˈpreSH(ə)n/ noun feelings of severe despondency and dejection. What is it? First off, depression is a serious illness. It is a mental illness, and it affects more than 16 million American adults each year.(Healthline) In fact, it is often referred as the “common cold” of mental illness. Everyone gets sad from time to time, it’s […]Read more "Is My Depression Serious?"
http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/guide-to-psychiatry-and-counseling Psychiatry and psychology are overlapping professions. Practitioners in both — psychiatrists and psychologists — are mental health professionals. Their area of expertise is the mind — and the way it affects behavior and well-being. They often work together to prevent, diagnose, and treat mental illness. And both are committed to helping people stay mentally […]Read more "Guide to Psychiatry and Counseling"