Anxiety disorders

Anxiety disorders

Many people simply donʼt know what anxiety is. Our awareness of depression is often
better than our understanding of anxiety. Fear to the point of terror is the source of
anxiety. The many faces of fear include social anxiety, separation anxiety, generalized
anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, phobias, tics, insomnia or nightmares, an endless
list of psychosomatic ailments…

Bipolar Disorder Reaches Epidemic Proportions

Bipolar Disorder Reaches Epidemic Proportions

The current bipolar (BP) epidemic differs from earlier forms of manic-depressive illness. BP is extremely common, occurring in as many as 1 in 20 individuals, affecting 15 million Americans both male and female.

The most important symptom is moodiness. Mood may shift from high to low, normal to low or normal to high. Moods shift in a manner of minutes, hours, days, weeks or months. It’s almost as if a switch flipped in the patient’s brain without the patient or anyone else knowing when or why.