How much do you know about this mental illness that has become so stigmatized in our society today? What causes this disease, and what can increase one’s vulnerability to getting it? Let’s explore these questions and more. Continue reading Neuroscience of Schizophrenia: Simplified
Why do we get hooked on social media? What makes drugs addictive? Can sugar really change our brain chemistry? Let’s explore the science behind pleasure, reward, and addiction. Continue reading Neuroscience of Addiction: Simplified
What’s going on in the brain when one experiences anxiety? Let’s explore the brain chemistry behind anxiety, related symptoms, and how anti-anxiety medications actually work. While anxiety is a complex condition that we still don’t know about, there are certain neuroscience concepts that I’ve summarized to help better explain what we do know about this mental illness. Continue reading Neuroscience of Anxiety: Simplified
What’s actually going on in the brain when one experiences depression? Let’s explore the brain chemistry behind depression, related symptoms, and how antidepressant medications actually work. While depression is a complex condition that we still don’t know everything about, there are certain neuroscience concepts that I’ve broken down to help better explain what we do know about this mental illness. Continue reading Neuroscience of Depression: Simplified
Your love language describes the primary way that you receive love from others, and awareness of your love language can help you increase your emotional intelligence and satisfaction in relationships. Continue reading What Does Your Love Language Say About You?
How has Valentine’s Day shaped your relationships and perception of love? It’s become an iconic holiday in the United States and can influence how we view ourselves, our relationships, and our expectations for “love.” Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading “Be My Valentine?”
Your attachment style doesn’t explain everything about your relationships, but it may help explain why your relationships have succeeded or failed in the way that they did, why you’re attracted to certain people, and why certain relationship problems keep coming up. Continue reading What Does Your Attachment Style Say About You?
It’s my privilege to discuss the following topics: the “opioid epidemic,” effects of opioids & common precursors to addiction, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), how methadone works, and lessons I’ve learned as a MAT counselor. I hope this post provides you with a sense of what individuals who struggle with opioid dependence may experience. Continue reading Untold Stories of Addiction: Opioids
With the growing legalization of marijuana, its health and wellness claims, and its ever-present controversy, I hope to present you with a different perspective altogether. This is the story of a man who was in recovery from heroin use yet still faced criticism for marijuana use to treat his anxiety. This is a story of self-determination, embracing ambiguity, and being brutally honest with oneself. Continue reading Untold Stories of Addiction: Hallucinogens