1. What Is Psychopharmacology?

    Psychopharmacology is a little known aspect of psychiatry that is highly specialized. According to the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, “Psychopharmacology is the study of the use of medications in treating mental disorders. The complexity of this field requires continuous study in order to keep current with new advances.” This highly specialized field should not be practiced b…Read More

  2. Stigmas and Mental Illness

    Speaking openly and honestly about mental illness is extremely difficult within the United States. This is partly due to the fact that there are very serious stigmas surrounding mental illness. The public’s lack of knowledge towards mental illness makes breaking through these stigmas incredibly difficult. Societal stigmas also cause some individuals who are affected by a mental illness to withdr…Read More

  3. Understanding PTSD

    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that can affect men and women of any age. Most commonly, we hear about PTSD in regards to military personnel. In fact, PTSD can affect anyone who has witnessed or experienced a traumatic event; rape, war, death, bombing, kidnapping, etc. This disorder can cause an individual to have flashbacks to an event, sever depression, extreme…Read More

  4. Improving Couple’s Communication

    Communication is one avenue of a relationship that may need to be improved upon. Bad communication skills can lead to arguments, unhappiness, and more. Many people who are dissatisfied with their relationships often cite communication as one of the main sources of dissonance. Long set, poor communication patterns can be difficult to overcome without the help of a professional. Couples therapy in G…Read More

  5. Falling Out Of Love

    It is no secret that marriage can be difficult. Often times many people enter into marriage with the false notions that marriage changes everything, and no problems will ever occur. In fact, marriage can be just as difficult as it is rewarding. Just as falling in love is easy, falling out of love can be just as easy. Many married couples seek marriage counseling services in Gaithersburg when they …Read More

  6. Signs That Couples Therapy Is For You

    Stress, anxiety, and relationship issues can take a toll on us all. These issues can become cyclical and put a strain on interpersonal and intimate relationships. They can also cause changes to our emotional, physical, and spiritual health. It is not surprising that many people who are dealing with excess stress, anxiety, and relationship issues reach out for help by means of couples therapy in Ga…Read More

  7. Anger And Aggression In Marriage

    All marriages come with their own set of challenges. No couple is immune to the trials and triulatulations that come with long-term relationships. While some married couples fight, excessive anger and aggression are something that needs to be dealt with by a professional before trouble occurs. Anger isn’t necessarily a detrimental emotion, everyone deals with anger on a regular basis. Anger is o…Read More

  8. Brief Overview of Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar disorder, formally known as "manic-depression," affects many Americans. Many people suffering from bipolar disorder do not seek treatment in a timely manner, and as such, it can result in damage to their jobs, relationships, etc. Finding a psychiatrist and a psychologist can help individuals deal with, and manage their diagnosis of bipolar disorder. As a "manic-depressive" illness, bipolar…Read More

  9. How Depression Affects Children

    Depression has become a serious concern for young children. Like their adult counterparts, they can suffer greatly from depression, but tend to display this mental disorder in unique ways. It is difficult to imagine that a child who was once so full of life may be suffering from a mental disorder that is more commonly diagnosed within the adult population. Depression symptoms are usually brushed …Read More

  10. Addressing Concerns Within A Relationship

    Addressing real concerns within a relationship is sometimes the most difficult thing to do. With the fear of certain ramifications, many people avoid issues by “dealing with it.” In the last blog post, we discussed how avoiding relationship issues is incredibly detrimental to the health of an intimate relationship. In this blog we will discuss how open and effective communication can lead to t…Read More