Signs and Symptoms of Narcissistic Abuse


About 6% of the US population have narcissistic personality disorder. This is over 19 million people. If they abuse five people in their lifetime, that’s over 96 million people! People with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) have no conscience and lack empathy. Unfortunately, it often goes undetected. Ironically, despite the term ‘narcissist’ being bandied about often, […]

What Is Somatic Symptom Disorder?

Somatic Symptom Disorder

Did you know that somatic symptom disorder affects between 5% to 7% of the population? Though this type of mental illness is quite common many people don’t know much about it. Somatic symptom disorder, or somatization disorder as it was previously called, can be challenging to deal with. Often this stems from the fact that […]

Diagnosing Serious Mental Illness: The Early Signs of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that’s surrounded by myths, stigma, and misconceptions. While it isn’t common, it also isn’t as rare as you might think: the disorder ranks 15th in the leading causes of disability worldwide. Thanks to the media’s portrayal of schizophrenia, many people are afraid of the condition. In reality, schizophrenia is […]

What Is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder?

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is very similar to premenstrual syndrome (PMS) however, it is not as common. Recent studies have shown that roughly 80 to 90% of women experience PMS symptoms with only 2.5 to 3% of them showing signs of PMDD.  Despite its low rate of occurrence, PMDD takes a massive toll on the […]

We Now Accept Optum Insurance


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Can You Go To Rehab For Depression?

man contemplating depression treatment

Most people associate rehab with drug and alcohol addictions. However, there are similar residential mental health facilities that specialize in mental health disorders beyond just substance use disorders. Inpatient treatment for depression in a residential setting allows patients to immerse themselves in an environment that is fully focused on improving mental health. Understanding Depression Depression […]

How Emotional Abuse and Mental Illness are Related

Orange County Mental Health Treatment

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Despair is the Question, Community is the Answer

Community is the answer

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Genetic Testing for Mental Health Disorders

Genetic Testing for Mental Health Disorders

The causes of mental illness vary, but recent advances surrounding genetic testing for mental health are transforming both diagnosis and treatment options. Most mental illnesses are treated with a combination of therapies and medication. But not every patient responds similarly to prescribed medicine. Understanding genetic ties to mental illness can help patients get the best […]

10 Signs Your Depression Meds Aren’t Working

Depression Medication Effectiveness

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