Here’s How A Psychiatrist is Providing Care To Young People During The Pandemic

By Rahul Kumar6 min read Right now, amid the seemingly never-ending pandemic, many are understandably anxious, worried, and stressed. At BroglieBox, we are speaking to different mental health professionals that are providing support for individuals during this time, and understanding how care has adapted as a result of the pandemic. Generation Z was already experiencing a mental health crisis during this pandemic, as seen by … Continue reading Here’s How A Psychiatrist is Providing Care To Young People During The Pandemic

Day #1 of your Mental Healthcare Journey

By Linzy Farmerie-Mogielski, Content Editor of BroglieBox5 min read If I could hop into a time machine, there is so much that I wish I could tell myself about where to start in addressing my mental health. I knew I needed help and I knew that it was time that I advocate for my well being. Most people ask themselves the same questions… I’ve never been … Continue reading Day #1 of your Mental Healthcare Journey

Are you mentally well enough for college?

By Dr. Nicholas Joyce8 min read Last spring an 18-year-old college freshman who got straight A’s in high school – but was now failing several courses – came to my office on the campus where I work as a psychologist. The student was seeking a medical exception so that he could withdraw from the classes he failed instead of taking the F’s and dragging down … Continue reading Are you mentally well enough for college?

The Major Impacts of Sleep Deprivation

By Hilary Adams, PhD8 min read Take a moment to calculate how many hours of sleep you got each night this week. Are you sleeping eight to nine hours per night? If not, you are probably in “sleep debt,” and that can have negative effects on physical and mental health.  It’s not just you; research shows that teens and young adults across the country are … Continue reading The Major Impacts of Sleep Deprivation

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

Defined: Depression/Major Depressive Disorder

By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a … Continue reading Defined: Depression/Major Depressive Disorder

Taking Medicine Does Not Mean Something Is “Wrong” With You

By Christina, the Authentic Adventurer5 min read I never imagined that I would be personally affected by depression… I guess none of us ever really do. There were times as a young adult where I would get sad, which I expected everyone would get from time to time. And most of the time, I would blame it on hormones. But it wasn’t until years later, … Continue reading Taking Medicine Does Not Mean Something Is “Wrong” With You