Mental Health CEUs

Can MDMA treat depression?

MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is an illegal drug that affects the mood. Other names for recreational MDMA include ecstasy, X, and Molly. MDMA is a drug that alters a person’s mood by changing the release of chemicals in the body that affect mood and behavior. Researchers are currently looking into the effects…

Schizophrenia and COVID-19: Impact and management

The COVID-19 pandemic may place additional strain on those with schizophrenia and other forms of mental illness. It may exacerbate symptoms and make coping with schizophrenia more challenging. Schizophrenia does not directly increase a person’s chances of contracting COVID-19. However, underlying health conditions in a person with schizophrenia may contribute to more…

Attachment, Borderline, and Transference-Focused Therapy

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a condition in which people have significant difficulty with emotion regulation, instability of sense of self, and difficulty with interpersonal relations. The advocacy group National Alliance for Mental Illness reports that BPD affects 1.4 percent of the population, 75 percent women.  According to the DSM-5, BPD is associated with…

Is there a cure for depression?

There is no cure for depression, but many different treatments are available to manage the symptoms. The symptoms of depression vary among individuals. A treatment plan that includes medical interventions, support, and lifestyle changes can enable a person to live a normal and full life with the condition. However, finding the right…

NIDA launches drug education booklet series for middle school students

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has launched a redesigned series of booklets geared towards educating middle school students about substance use. The Mind Matters series consists of nine booklets on various drug topics. The series was designed to help students in grades 5 through 8 understand the effects and consequences…