Coping skills & self-soothing · Medications · Mood and anxiety · PTSD · Trauma

PTSD: conquering nightmares

People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often suffer from debilitating nightmares.  The dreams can be so terrifying the person is afraid to sleep. If this sounds familiar, here are six nightmare-busting methods that might help you conquer those bad dreams. (1) Talk about the nightmares.  Share your dreams with someone you trust, ideally a therapist… Continue reading PTSD: conquering nightmares

Medications · Mood and anxiety · Uncategorized

Medications for Depression

Antidepressants are used for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions.  They don’t cure depression, but they’re very effective at reducing symptoms and improving quality of life.  Sometimes the first antidepressant you take will work just fine, but if it doesn’t reduce your symptoms or it causes side effects that bother you,… Continue reading Medications for Depression

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Medications for bipolar and mood swings

Medications are an essential part of the plan when it comes to bipolar disorder.  The right treatment can make a world of a difference. But figuring out which one is the right one can be challenging. Here’s a little information about mood-stabilizing medications to help you along. What are mood stabilizers used for? Mood stabilizers… Continue reading Medications for bipolar and mood swings