A Day in the Life of a Psychiatrist During the COVID-19

By Rahul Kumar12 min read During this difficult time of a global pandemic and what seems like never-ending social distancing, know that you are not alone in experiencing mental health struggles. We are speaking to a variety of mental health professionals who are supporting individuals during this tough time and how care has changed as a result of this crisis. BroglieBox Peer Writer, Rahul Kumar, … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Psychiatrist During the COVID-19

Defined: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)

The BroglieBox Team3 min read Most health care professionals are familiar with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) works to protect the confidentiality and privacy of people receiving medical treatment. HIPAA’s primary purpose is to protect the privacy of people receiving health care services. The Privacy Rule, added to this legislation in 2000, set further standards to prevent inappropriate use or disclosure of protected health … Continue reading Defined: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)

Defined: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which time people have recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations (obsessions) that make them feel driven to do something repetitively (compulsions). The repetitive behaviors, such as hand washing, checking on things or cleaning, can significantly interfere with a person’s daily activities and social interactions. A diagnosis of OCD requires the presence of … Continue reading Defined: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Defined: Eating Disorders

By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Eating disorders are illnesses in which the people experience severe disturbances in their eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. People with eating disorders typically become pre-occupied with food and their body weight. Eating disorders affect several million people at any given time, most often women between the ages of 12 and 35. There are three main types of eating … Continue reading Defined: Eating Disorders

Defined: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

By The BroglieBox Team10 min read Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. SymptomsPost-traumatic stress disorder symptoms may start within one month of a traumatic event, but sometimes symptoms may not appear until years … Continue reading Defined: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Defined: Types of Mental Health Professionals, Psychological Counseling, and Psychotherapy

By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Types of Professionals What is a Psychiatrist?A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (M.D. or D.O.) who specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating mental illness. They are trained to differentiate mental health problems from other underlying medical conditions that could present with psychiatric symptoms. They also monitor the effects of mental illness on other physical conditions. As a doctor, a … Continue reading Defined: Types of Mental Health Professionals, Psychological Counseling, and Psychotherapy

Defined: Peripartum/Postpartum Depression

By The BroglieBox Team2 min read For women with peripartum/postpartum depression having a baby can become very distressing and difficult.  Peripartum depression is a serious, but treatable medical illness involving feelings of extreme sadness, indifference and/or anxiety, as well as changes in energy, sleep, and appetite. It carries risks for the mother and child. Women can also experience depression during pregnancy. Peripartum depression refers to … Continue reading Defined: Peripartum/Postpartum Depression

Defined: Anxiety Disorders

By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Fear is an emotional response to an immediate threat and is more associated with a fight or flight reaction – either staying to fight or leaving to escape danger. Thus, anxiety is a common response to stress. Anxiety refers to the anticipation of a future concern and is more associated with muscle tension and avoidance behavior. However, anxiety disorders … Continue reading Defined: Anxiety Disorders

Black Mental Health Resources & Networks

By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Black Mental Health PodcastWith the stigma of therapy being a “white people thing’ coupled with the cost of therapy, black people are left to deal with mental health issues on their own. The black mental health podcast is here not as a replacement to therapy but as an alternative. Open Path Collective seeks to be a safe space for … Continue reading Black Mental Health Resources & Networks

10 BIPOC Friendly Mental Health Focused Instagram Accounts to Follow

By Linzy Farmerie-Mogielski, Content Editor of BroglieBox3 min read 1. @healhaus – A Wellness Concept & Café, Daily Yoga + Meditation Classes, Workshops + Private Sessions, Corporate Wellness 2. @askdrjess – Board-Certified Psychiatrist in New York City 3. @ethelsclub – A social and wellness club designed to celebrate people of color, online and IRL. 4. @inclusivetherapists – THERAPY THAT CELEBRATES YOU, Directory for all: identities, … Continue reading 10 BIPOC Friendly Mental Health Focused Instagram Accounts to Follow