Mental Illness May Predate Military Enlistment

Mental Illness May Predate Military Enlistment

A new group of studies indicates that military recruits have a higher percentage of mental illness than the general public.  It appears that many of those harboring suicidal thoughts and tendencies had mental disorders before ever entering the military.  The studies indicate that these prior disorders, not the results of active duty, are more likely […]

Mental Illness Still Carries Stigma

Mental Illness Still Carries Stigma

Mental illness still carries the stigma, leading to shame and embarrassment when someone suffers from it. This is despite that fact that a new study shows that one in five Americans suffer from some type of illness. Some of the illnesses include bipolar disorder and depression. According to a Psychological Medicine article, a study shows […]

Bipolar Disorder Meets the Legal System

Bipolar Disorder Meets the Legal System

Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric diagnosis that presents with episodes of mania and depression. This condition can also be known as manic-depression. It is a brain disorder that causes unusual changes in mood, energy, and routine activities. Symptoms can be moderate to severe, but must fall under the guidelines within the psychiatric diagnostic manual. In […]