Mental Disorders

Editor: The author relates touching insights gained from working with patients in a psychiatric hospital near Sydney, Australia. These experiences illustrate how even the most mentally handicapped...
Strong, independent and confident are just a few words that come to mind when I think of her--and for a long time I was thinking of her way too much. I wish I had those qualities, and at times I...
The star people lived in the light sockets. They were aliens from a small planet that orbits Sirius, the Dog Star. They established contact with select people on earth from their headquarters in...
If someone in your family has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, then you know that it impacts each member of the family! This is especially true if the person with the diagnosis lives with you....
I didn't know that I needed help until I was told to get some. I was an A student at the time but having difficulty with relationships. Apparently people were complaining about me, but I was...
Having schizophrenia means that the things you find to do are therapy for you whereas they are hobbies, jobs and pastimes for everyone else. People with mental disorders are sometimes referred to...
People with bipolar disorder often feel so disheartened at times, because this is not a disease that one can be cured of. Those who live with bipolar disorder or with a family member who suffers...
When I found myself in a doctor's office a few years ago with a family member who was experiencing very unusual and challenging symptoms, the nurse practitioner took me to the hallway and said...
When faced with the possible diagnosis of schizophrenia in our daughter a few years ago, the thought was overwhelming at first. We found ourselves asking, "How is this treated, and how do we...
Diagnosing schizophrenia is a process that takes many months in an adult. During this process with our adult daughter in recent years, we were reminded of many things from her childhood and teen...