Mental Health

Facebook may actually benefit adult mental health

It is a common belief that using social media platforms can adversely affect people’s mental health, but new research has shown that using these networking sites can reduce an adult’s risk of experiencing depression or anxiety. Social media may improve the mental health of adults by helping them maintain social relationships, new research finds. Facebook’s […]

Mental Health Schizophrenia

What are delusions of grandeur?

A delusion of grandeur is a false or unusual belief about one’s greatness. A person may believe, for instance, that they are famous, can end world wars, or that they are immortal. Delusions of grandeur, also called grandiose delusions, often accompany other mental health symptoms, including other delusions. The may be related to mental or […]

Mental Health Schizophrenia

What is dissociative identity disorder?

Dissociative identity disorder is when an individual has two or more distinct personalities or identities. It was previously known as multiple personality disorder. A person with dissociative identity disorder (DID) often has a “main personality,” which may be passive, dependent, and depressed. Their alternative personalities or “alters” may be a different age and gender and […]