Postpartum Psychosis Assessment

Does a new mother have symptoms of Postpartum Psychosis? One or two in a thousand new mothers (4,000 – 8,000 women each year) will develop postpartum psychosis, a very serious illness that needs quick intervention, usually including hospitalization. One of the biggest risk factors for postpartum psychosis is previously diagnosed or family hisotry of bipolar … Read more

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Assessment

Do I have symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)? If you worry too much, feel restless, and don’t sleep well, you may be experiencing symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Take this quick assessment to learn more about the symptoms of GAD and help you determine whether or not you might have GAD. These questions … Read more

Manic Episode Assessment

Have I had a manic episode between bouts of depression? Bipolar disorder is an illness consisting of alternating periods (lasting hours, days, weeks, or even months) of depression and manic episodes. Bipolar disorder is frequently misdiagnosed as depression because the manic episodes seem positive. The low periods of depression are usually what prompts a a … Read more

Alcoholism (Short Form) (SMAST) Assessment

Is my drinking normal or do I potentially have a problem with alcohol? Is your drinking considered normal, by you and others, or do you think you may be alcoholic? This quick assessment is based on the Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (SMAST), one of the standard tests used by doctors and counselors to determine … Read more

Eating Disorder Assessment

How can I tell if my child or someone I know might have an eating disorder? An unhealthy relationship with food can lead to eating disorders, which have serious emotional and physical effects. Anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating are fairly well-known eating disorders, but some eating disorders don’t fit into one of those categories. Some … Read more