Safety Concerns Surrounding Antipsychotic Medications

Antipsychotic medications are used to treat disorders like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. In combination with other medications, antipsychotics may also be prescribed to treat the following issues: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) anxiety disorders eating disorders severe depression Antipsychotic Basics Antipsychotic medications are used to manage and relieve symptoms of psychosis such as …

Medication Management During Pregnancy

It’s the dream of every mother—a smooth pregnancy and a healthy baby.  If you’re taking medications for your mental health you’re probably wondering whether they will be safe for your developing baby.  The good news is, enough is known about many medications to declare them safe enough for pregnant mothers. Where questions arise, alternative medications and therapies can help secure …

Depression, Anxiety & Bipolar Disorder

Know the Difference Life events, relationships, job stress, financial or family problems affect us in many ways. Oftentimes these issues can be triggers for anxiety or depression. If these feelings become extremely intense and impact everyday life or our quality of life, it can become very hard to address the issues that prompted these feelings to begin with. Sometimes being …

Fayetteville Psychiatric Associates Announces Practice Name Change to Best Day Psychiatry and Counseling

New brand reflects a broader commitment to providing exceptional care to Fayetteville and beyond FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.- Fayetteville Psychiatric Associates, a provider of exceptional psychiatric therapy and medication management services in Fayetteville and surrounding areas, is excited to announce their rebranding efforts to become Best Day Psychiatry and Counseling. This rebrand reflects the practice’s broader commitment to extraordinary mental health care. …

Guide to Self Care: Exercise

Regular exercise has been found to have a positive impact on mental health. It’s been proven to help depression, anxiety, ADHD and more. Research has also found that regular exercise can also impact memory, sleep and overall mood. Patients don’t even need to be “gym rats” to reap the benefits of exercise on their mental health, modest amounts of exercise …

Overcoming Addiction

Addiction is a very complex condition, with many layers, that can take time to unravel. It’s a brain disease that manifests itself through compulsive substance abuse that, despite that harmful consequences, cannot be willfully stopped. People with addiction are intensely focused on using the certain substance or substances in their life, including, but not limited to, alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription …

Don’t Quit SSRIs Cold Turkey

At some point, almost everyone who takes SSRIs, or other similar medications, starts to feel better and wonders “I’m feeling better; do I really need to continue taking my medication?”. The answer is yes. Antidepressants help balance chemicals in the brain called “neurotransmitters”. These brain chemicals affect our moods, emotions and perceptions of the world. When we have an imbalance …