APA Blog

Category : Bipolar Disorders

Friends can be Key in Coping with Mental Health Challenges

Friendships and social interaction are important for everyone’s mental health and well-being, but they can be particularly important to someone who has experienced an episode of psychosis.

Looking to Non-Traditional Approaches to Enhance Mental Health Care

You likely have heard the terms complementary or alternative medicine, or more recently, integrative medicine. But what do those terms mean? Are they all the same? And what do they mean in relation to mental health care?

Sharing Stories of Hope and Recovery

When people share their stories of coping with mental illness or substance use disorder, it can provide inspiration and hope and be a welcome reminder that you are not alone in your challenges.

Relax, Take a Deep Breath

Most of us have probably heard, or made the suggestion to someone, to “relax, take a deep breath” as a way to help calm down and reduce stress or anxiety. Breathing techniques have long been used as part of traditional stress reduction practices and their use is supported by much research. Practices involving consciously controlling and focusing on your breathing can be powerful tools for relaxation, stress reduction and mental health.

Parental Involvement in Therapy Key to Helping Children with Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Most children are disruptive or defiant at times, but disruptive and conduct disorders involve more severe problems that last longer than normal occasional acting out behavior. New research identifies specific parent training as the most effective way to help children with these disorders.