New book release! Making Sense of Diagnosis: Understanding the DSM-5 Available today! Available on: Amazon as an ebook or paperback Apple Books Barnes & Noble Google Play Kobo Mental Health @ Home Store (at a discounted price) The ebook version is available on all of these sites. The paperback version is only available through Amazon. … Continue reading Released today – Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis!
Getting a mental illness diagnosis can be hard, but getting the wrong diagnosis or going undiagnosed can be even harder. Here are a few excerpts from my soon to be published book Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis on the subject of being misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. “It was frustrating, but my issues over the years haven't … Continue reading What it’s like to go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed
It's here... Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Understanding the DSM-5 Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis was released on September 9. It's available on Amazon and other major ebook retailers. Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis aims to cut through the misinformation, stigma, and assumptions that surround mental illness and give a clear picture of what mental … Continue reading Coming in 2 Weeks! – Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term: ultra rapid cycling in bipolar disorder Rapid cycling is a term used to describe the frequency of switching between mania/hypomania and depression in bipolar disorder. The current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) … Continue reading What is… ultra rapid cycling
While many sources of trauma are time-limited, some occur repeatedly over prolonged periods of time. The term complex PTSD is used to capture the profound psychological harm these people exposed to the latter have experienced, including changes in self-concept, problems with emotional regulation, distorted perceptions of the perpetrator, and impaired relationships with others. There are … Continue reading Why isn’t Complex PTSD in the DSM-5?