The following are articles on Mental Health by Denise W. Anderson:
Fighting Dragons – Depression, Rage, Anxiety, Guilt, and Other Negative Self Esteems. Are you fighting DRAGONS? Learn how to identify the enemy, what weapons to use, and how to come out alive!
What is Schizoaffective Disorder? When our daughter was suspected of having schizoaffective disorder, it was time for us to do some investigating. We found that it is a combination of the symptoms manifested in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The resulting psychotic break required our daughter to be in the mental health unit and we had to make some difficult decisions.
Stop a Panic Attack With Three Simple Steps. During a panic attack, we feel like we are going to die. Rather than going to the emergency room, use these three steps to bring emotions back to a manageable level.
Why is it Important to Establish Guardianship Over Adult Children With Mental Disabilities? Guardianship is court ordered parenthood. It can be granted over any adult that is incapacitated by mental or physical illness or disability. Guardianship enables decisions to be made in behalf of the individual that are in their best interest when they are not in a position to do so for themselves. It also allows social programs to be accessed in a timely way as needed.
When is it Safe to Take Clozapine During Mental Health Treatment? Clozapine is being prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and severe bi-polar disorder when treatment with other anti-psychotic medications has been unsuccessful.