It doesn’t Matter

It doesn’t Matter

You are unique.  Every person living in the world is unique. We are all humans. Yet we have different shades of skin tones, body shapes, eye colors, hair texture, etc. The differences on the outside also exist in the inside, how the nerves communicate with each other, how food is processed, size of bones, etc.(…)

Impulse Control Disorder

Impulse Control Disorder

An impulse control disorder (ICD) is a class of psychiatric disorders characterised by impulsivity – failure to resist a temptation, urge or impulse that may harm oneself or others. Five behavioural stages characterize impulsivity: An impulse Growing tension Pleasure from acting Relief from the urge Finally guilt (which may or may not arise) So here’s a list of some considered to be(…)

Medication Chart

Medication Chart

I created a number of charts to help record important information needed during the process of treating a mental illness.  Charts to easily record: Contact Information of Medical Providers An address book page to enter Doctor, Psychiatrist, Therapist, Crisis Hotline and others’ information: Name Title Place Street Address City, State  Zip Phone Number (s) Fax(…)

Glucose

Glucose

A sugary snack or soft drink that quickly raises your blood sugar level gives you a boost, but it’s short-lived. When you eat something with a high sugar content your pancreas starts to secrete insulin. Insulin triggers cells throughout your body to pull the excess glucose out of your bloodstream and store it for later(…)

Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) involves a person causing harm or damage to themselves or their appearance. It can occur when a person experiences feelings such as anxiety, fear, excitement or boredom. BFRBs include: Trichotillomania – Pull out the hair from their scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, pubic area, underarms, beard, chest, legs or other parts of the(…)

Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania (trick-o-til-o-MAY-nee-ah) – A disorder that causes people to pull out their hair from one, two sites, or multiple of the following sites resulting in noticeable bald patches: scalp eyelashes eyebrows pubic area underarms beard chest legs other parts of the body Some experience: Inability to resist urges to pull out one’s hair Mounting tension before one(…)

Journal Pages

Journal Pages

A packet of inspirational tools for you or your patient to utilize for writing encouragement. A Lined Journal Page to: Vent – Writing Thoughts Therapy Note Taking Gratitude – Positivity A Page filled with Affirmations 90 Days of Inspirational Quotes (check box next to each one, 5 pages) Vision Board Instructional Page Generic Serenity Prayer(…)

Amino Acid Analysis

Amino Acid Analysis

Simple Talk: Amino acids are compounds that combine to form protein.  When proteins are digested, amino acids are left.  They are the raw materials used to make neurotransmitters and other substances. Amino acids are classified as either “essential” amino acids (which must be consumed in the diet), or “nonessential” amino acids (which can be made(…)

MTHFR

MTHFR

Vitamin B-9, or folic acid, plays an important role in brain development and overall mental health, and folic acid deficiency can lead to birth defects and clinical depression. Folic acid contributes to the production of S-adenosylmethionine, or SAM, which is necessary for healthy neurological function. These B vitamins cannot work well in the body without(…)

Perception

Perception

“Perception is the process of attaining awareness or understanding of the environment by organizing and interpreting sensory information.  All perception involves signals in the nervous system, which in turn result from physical stimulation of the sense organs.  For example, vision involves light striking the retinas of the eyes, smell is mediated by odor molecules and hearing involves pressure waves. Perception is not the passive receipt of these signals, but can be(…)