When Defenders Become Traitors: Understanding Autoimmune Diseases In Mental Health 

Uncertainty about how your body may respond in a given situation–whether, for example, you will experience a pain flare-up or reprieve if you venture out with friends–makes planning risky, even frightening. — Deborah Barrett Ph.D., LCSW

When people think of diseases, they usually imagine an unusual object, such as a foreign germ or an abnormal cancer cell, as being the perpetrator of the disease. People can sometimes find it hard to imagine diseases being caused by a component of the body itself.


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Understanding Neurocardiogenic Syncope

There are thousands of diseases and conditions that people can have. Because of this, it’s hard to know of every single one, unless you’re in the medical field. Many of us will remember about conditions such as common flu, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease. However, how many of us know about neurocardiogenic syncope? Read on to find out about this condition that affects millions of individuals around the globe.

There is no arguing the statistics that autoimmune diseases, unresolved gut health issues and mysterious chronic health issues seem to be on the rise and our medical community is trying to keep up. — Danielle Swimm LCPC

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How Are Dysautonomias Diagnosed?


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If you have a chronic illness, then you’re likely familiar with the fatigue you just can’t shake. — Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LCSW

Dysautonomia is the name used to describe a number of disorders where the nervous system no longer works the way it should. The problems associated with these disorders can range from relatively minor to very severe and in the worst cases can even result in early death.  Dysautonomia disorders can have a huge impact on your daily life which makes it difficult to complete everyday tasks. This can be made even worse by the fact that dysautonomia disorders are often overlooked or misdiagnosed. Unfortunately, without a correct diagnosis, you cannot possibly treat the disorder. This can even have dire consequences. This short article will take you through some of the warning signs for dysautonomias and explain how these disorders can be diagnosed.

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What Is Dysautonomia?

There are currently thousands of conditions in which the body might fight. For some, they do not have to deal with any medical conditions and live a seemingly normal and happy life. However, many others are not as lucky and are constantly facing an uphill struggle with illness and disease. You can be rich and still face such a thing, medical illness does not single out certain people, everyone is at risk throughout the world. One such worry is dysautonomia and while many have not heard of this exactly, it can affect many. Read on to find out a little more about dysautonomia and how it can affect your life today. Continue reading “What Is Dysautonomia?”