Christine R. Maldonado PhD


Change a Habit by Setting Goals

If you’ve decided to change a habit—whether it’s quitting smoking, lowering your blood pressure, becoming more active, or doing something else to improve your health—congratulations! Making that decision is the first step toward making a change. 1. Have your own reason Your reason for wanting to change a habit is really…

Antipsychotic medicines

What are the most important things you need to know about your medicines? Make sure you know about each of the medicines you take. This includes why you take it, how to take it, what you can expect while you’re taking it, and any warnings about the medicine. The information provided here is general. So be sure to read…

Relapse

Relapse is the reappearance of or increase in symptoms in a person with an illness or disease after a period of improvement.

Neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters are chemicals produced by the nerve cells in the brain that send messages back and forth across the space between the cells (synapse). When the normal balance of these neurotransmitters is upset, headache, depression, or other mental health problems may develop. The neurotransmitters that are believed…

Schizophrenia: When Hospital Care is Needed

People who have schizophrenia sometimes have to spend time in the hospital. This can be because of severe symptoms or for other reasons. You may have to go to the hospital if you: Are having a psychotic episode. This means you can’t tell the difference between what is real and what is not real. Talk about suicide or…