mental illness

Psychopathology and Cinema: Reality or Fiction?

Psychopathology has been very present in films. An endless number of movies have told us stories related to psychologists, psychiatrists, and above all, people who suffer from mental disorders. Even when the plot line isn’t directly related to psychopathology, psychology…

Can Mental Illnesses be Inherited?

Can mental illnesses be inherited? Many people have asked this question, especially if they have family who suffers from mental disorders. In addition, a lot of research shows that some mental disorders have a genetic component. 

Traumas: The Unopened Pandora Box

Life flows as a narration, but many plots are interrupted by events that end up turning into a trauma (or several traumas). They just happen and life goes on. No one ever prepares you in case of a trauma, do…

Sertraline: how does it work? what are the side effects?

Sertraline is one of the most well-known psychotropic drugs for the treatment of major depression, panic attacks, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and obsessive compulsive thoughts. You may also know Sertraline as its commercial name, Zoloft. Although the drug doesn’t cure…

5 Anxiety Myths You Should Know About

People still consider certain anxiety myths valid. However, those who live with this demon don’t benefit in the slightest from them. Anxiety devours our tranquility and our balance in life. Nobody chooses what disorder or illness to suffer from. Anxiety…

When We Confuse Personalities and Mental Disorders

Psychology has trouble reaching the masses in an understandable way. The bulk of society continues to confuse personalities and mental disorders. People are still staying things like, “I feel like a schizo” or “I’m so bipolar”. Personalities can indeed be…

Factitious Disorder: Playing the Role of Patient

The primary characteristic of factitious disorders is faking psychological or physical symptoms or purposely causing them. Doctors diagnose it through simple direct observation or through a process of elimination. In many cases, however, it is still controversial because it’s impossible to completely…

Cannabis: Mental Disorder Russian Roulette

Cannabis isn’t just the most highly consumed illegal drug in the world. It’s also one of the drugs with the most myths about what it does to your mind and body. The Spanish Observatory of Drugs and Addiction says that the…

The Benefits and Risks of Shock Therapy

The label “shock therapy” encompasses therapies that are actually quite different from each other. What they have in common, as the name implies, is that they have a significant impact. We are talking about a stimulus that is capable of producing changes…

There’s a Mental Health Problem in my Family… Now What?

Unfortunately, humankind has been afraid of mental illness throughout its entire history. In many cases, it was because we didn’t understand them. The search for explanations (paranormal, scientific, or religious), investigating treatments, improving the life of the people affected by…

The Renaissance Of Anti-Psychiatry

Antipsychiatry is a controversial movement that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s. One of its main inspirations was the Hungarian psychiatrist Tomas Szasz, who was also a professor at the University of Syracuse in New York. However, the…

Suffering is the Root of Many Mental Disorders

Many mental disorders have their root in suffering. More specifically, in the meaning we give to it. What’s most interesting about this is that it’s not theoretical. Actually, it’s part of a psychological technique called logotherapy. It focuses on the meaning…