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What is Bipolar Mood Disorder?

The exact cause of bipolar disorder isn’t known, but a combination of genetics, environment and altered brain structure and chemistry may play a role. Formerly known as Manic Depression, Bipolar Mood Disorder is a debilitating psychiatric illness, or condition, that occurs in the brain and results in drastic fluctuations in mood. It is inevitable that […]

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What should mental health providers do for patients with Schizophrenia

They need to be accurate in their observations to prescribe effective medications. The behaviours of a person experiencing schizophrenia can be distressing for family members and friends to observe.  It can also be difficult for onlookers to describe specific behaviours, so consulting professional help is most beneficial.  A mental health provider can determine the specific […]

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Understanding Schizophrenia

Although the precise cause of schizophrenia isn’t known, certain factors seem to increase the risk of developing or triggering schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental health condition that is characterized by experiences that remove one from reality regarding both thought content and perceptions. Schizophrenia affects 1 in every 100 people in Australia, with the condition typically manifesting in one’s […]

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Myth vs Fact: Schizophrenia Is Not A Multiple Personality Disorder

Schizophrenia often involves a variety of symptoms, but not one involves multiple personalities. Among the general populace, schizophrenia is a widely misunderstood mental health condition.  A predominant misconception is that schizophrenia is synonymous with having multiple personalities.  The myth likely originated from the word “schizo” meaning “split.”  However, in the case of schizophrenia, the “split” […]