We Need To Talk About Britney Spears’ Mental Health

We Need To Talk About Britney Spears’ Mental Health

As the reigning Princess of Pop, most people are aware of the trials and tribulations within the life of Britney Spears. Recently, Britney Spears’ mental health is once again being questioned due to her bizarre, long winded, emoji-filled Instagram posts. Within the past year, Spears’ controversial conservatorship (try to say that three times fast) ended,…

Drug Use and Schizophrenia

Drug Use and Schizophrenia

As with many other mental health disorders, a history of drug abuse and addiction runs rampant among people who suffer from schizophrenia. Because of this, it makes sense that drug abuse could also be linked to this condition. In fact, some research suggests that a history of drug abuse could even trigger an episode of…

Top 8 Signs You Might Have PTSD and What You Can Do

Top 8 Signs You Might Have PTSD and What You Can Do

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is triggered by a traumatic event or prolonged exposure to violence, natural disasters, or other stressors. It can be triggered by a single traumatic event or gradually over time. People who suffer from PTSD often experience disturbing and disturbing thoughts, flashbacks, and nightmares. They also…

Addiction and the Arts: Why Creatives Struggle More with Substance Abuse

Addiction and the Arts: Why Creatives Struggle More with Substance Abuse

You might think that creatives—people who express themselves through art, writing, music, and photo—would be less prone to substance abuse than the average person. After all, these activities are all about expressing oneself artistically and communicating with others, right? Wrong. Many creative professionals struggle with substance abuse more than the average person. This may come…

Diagnosing Kanye West

Diagnosing Kanye West

Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, is one of the iconic figures of the modern era. Impressively, Kanye West has managed to rise to fame and fortune in spite of having serious mental health challenges. It’s important to note that it is considered unethical to armchair diagnose anyone with a mental health condition…

Can Addiction Cause PTSD?

Can Addiction Cause PTSD?

There is a strong correlation between mental health and addiction. Those who have substance abuse disorders (SUDs) often have a co-occurring mental health disorder that may or may not be diagnosed. If a person with an addiction has not previously engaged in therapy they should consider reaching out to a mental health counselor in case…

Can Alcoholism Cause Anxiety?

Can Alcoholism Cause Anxiety?

There is an abundance of evidence linking anxiety with alcoholism. Some researchers believe that there may be a genetic component that increases the likelihood a person with high anxiety will be tempted to engage in higher consumption of alcohol. This would suggest that there is a mechanism in the brain responsible for anxiety that is…

Can Cocaine Addiction Cause Anxiety?

Can Cocaine Addiction Cause Anxiety?

Cocaine addiction is just as serious as any other substance abuse disorder. Cocaine is a stimulant and, in turn, has different effects on different personalities. Some individuals who abuse cocaine feel intense pleasure or euphoria, talkative, and confident, whereas others report feeling angry, anxious, or paranoid.   Those who abuse cocaine say that it makes them…

Can Opioid Abuse Cause Mental Health Disorders?

Can Opioid Abuse Cause Mental Health Disorders?

In many instances, a substance abuse disorder like opioid abuse is either partially the result of self-medicating for a mental health condition or results in an individual developing mental health issues. Those struggling with addiction often have a co-occurring mental health disorder. This means they also struggle with issues like depression or anxiety. It’s important…