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: Suicide

Due the severe nature of the topic, BroglieBox LLC defers to the CDC definition and resources for this article. You can read the full article here.“Suicide is death caused by injuring oneself with the intent to die. A suicide attempt is when someone harms themselves with the intent to end their life, but they do not die as a result of their actions. Several factors … Continue reading Defined: Suicide

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: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Attention-Deficit Disorder/Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) are disorders marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. ADD/ADHD are the most common childhood disorders with an estimated 6.4 million diagnosed children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionTrusted Source. Adults too, can have ADD/ADHD. This condition is sometimes called … Continue reading Defined: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

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: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression also known as SAD, seasonal depression or winter depression. People with SAD experience mood changes and symptoms similar to depression. The symptoms usually occur during the fall and winter months when there is less sunlight and usually improve with the arrival of spring. However, even though it is much less common, some … Continue reading Defined: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Defined: Addiction/Severe Substance Disorder

By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. People can develop an addiction to:– Alcohol– Marijuana– PCP, LSD, and … Continue reading Defined: Addiction/Severe Substance Disorder