Entries by Alter Health

How Journaling Can Help With Anxiety and Depression

Mental health is often pushed aside or ignored in the world we live in today. Self-awareness and emotional care tend to take a back seat to other tasks. However, when people prioritize their health, they have more positivity and love to give to others. People worldwide need healthy minds now more than ever in the […]

How Can Exercise Help My Mental Health?

It’s no secret that exercise is great for your health. We’ve all heard it before. Maybe your doctor’s said it, or your family has mentioned it, but someone somewhere has told you that exercise is the best medicine. Why, though? We know that exercise is great for your physical health but is that it? Working […]

Healthy Hobbies for Depression

Having a hobby can be a fun and exciting addition to your daily life. Learning a new skill or developing a new interest can do more than just exercise your brain. Studies have shown that healthy hobbies can actually assist in improving your overall mental health. The boost to your mental state helps alleviate conditions […]

Manic Episodes and the Disorders That Cause Them

Mania is categorized by periods of extreme changes or abnormal elevations in moods, emotions, or energy and activity levels. These periods are referred to as manic episodes. The extreme changes involved are drastically different from the individual’s typical self in such a way that other people notice the change. These episodes generally last for at […]

The Importance of Therapy for Anxiety

Feelings of anxiety here and there are expected in typical day-to-day life. Financial concerns or worries at work are common triggers of standard anxiousness. However, anxiety disorders are much more than these temporary concerns. Individuals facing such disorders endure more severe and more persistent feelings of anxiety. These feelings do not simply fade away. When […]

How Can Depression Affect Sleep Quality?

Depression is a mental health disorder that affects the lives of many people. An estimated 21 million adults in the U.S. had at least one major depressive episode in 2020. Of these adults, 14.8 million experienced a major depressive episode with severe impairment. The World Health Organization (WHO) characterizes depression as persistent sadness and a […]

The Four Borderline Personality Disorders

When a person hears the term “borderline personality disorder (BPD),” confusion often follows. This term represents numerous disorders, each of which varies in severity and symptoms. Understanding the complexities of and distinctions between such mental health conditions can often be perplexing. Prevalence of Borderline Personality Disorder The National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorders (NEA […]

What Is PTSD?

After experiencing a traumatic event or witnessing one, it is perfectly normal to feel fear, stress, and anxiety. Often, these symptoms will fade and eventually go away entirely. However, if these symptoms progress rather than improve, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the likely source. PTSD can interfere with your daily life and responsibilities and prevent […]

Do I Have ADHD?

Staying focused, staying on-task, and getting things done are challenges for most individuals in the world. Facing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) brings these challenges to a much higher difficulty level. What is often thought to be a disorder amongst adolescents, ADHD is quite prevalent in adults. An estimated 4.4% of adults in the United States struggle […]

How Can I Manage My Depression?

Depression affects millions of people every day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 280 million people face depression worldwide. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) defines depression as a severe mood disorder that causes symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. […]