Borderline Personality Disorder Explained

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed mental health conditions… in part because the symptoms usually only appear in response to dealing with anger in a personal relationship. This makes many people feel like they should not say anything (for fear of upsetting a loved one or a friend, or out of shame and embarrassment …

Dry Mouth: A Surprising Side Effect

You have probably experienced dry mouth, sometimes referred to as “cotton mouth.” Maybe it happened on a warm summer day… or after a strenuous workout. Maybe you were just dehydrated because you went too long without drinking enough water. You know the feeling—when your mouth is sticky-dry and your tongue feels like sandpaper. You find it hard to swallow, talk …

Managing Test Anxiety

Anxiety comes in many different forms—and results from different external and internal stimuli and perceptions. A person’s response to stressful situations can manifest itself as differing behaviors. However, those situations which render people unable to reasonably perform or react to a situation can be a direct result of anxiety. Performance anxiety, visiting medical offices, social anxiety and test anxiety are …

Evaluating PTSD

The American Psychiatric Association defines post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a “psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.”   Historically, many people have thought of PTSD as being limited to combat veterans (See “Busting …

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PTSD Examined: The Five Types of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

The five types of PTSD require different treatment methods and vary greatly on how long the symptoms can last. PTSD is a multidimensional disorder with many different causes and outcomes. Originally, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was thought to be something only military service members and veterans faced. Now, we understand that this stress disorder can happen to anyone, especially …

Triggers and the Psychology Behind Them

We all have emotional triggers. For some, an errant comment can bring up momentary feelings of sadness or stress. For others, ideas, images, scenes and more can cause debilitating anxiety or emotional distress that destabilizes them for the rest of the day. It can be challenging to identify what exactly our emotional triggers are. But we need to get to …

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 …