Relapse of Psychiatric Symptoms

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter

Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:

Relapse of Psychiatric Symptoms: How Do You Recognize It

For those of you who follow Holly Gray, author of the Dissociative Living blog, you know that she's been "missing in action" for the last couple of weeks. This week, Holly, wrote a short post explaining that she's been dealing with a recurrence of her psychiatric symptoms which necessitated her taking some time off.

Relapse is part of mental illness and occurs from time-to-time. The important thing is to catch the symptoms early and manage them effectively:

  • Learn your own signs and symptoms of relapse. Keeping a mood chart or diary is a good way to do this.
  • Make sure you are managing your medications. Taking the right dose at the right time. If you are experiencing medication troubles contact your doctor.
  • Maintain good lifestyle habits. Stay away from drugs, alcohol, caffeine. Get some daily exercise and good sleep.
  • Daily structure is essential and keep over-stimulation to a minimum.

These are great tools for relapse prevention. Here are some articles for more on the subject.


Mental Health Experiences

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Your Thoughts: From the HealthyPlace Forums and Chat

Eating to Just Eat. kitchedj says: "I could be as full as a tick and still crave salt or sweets. Anybody have any solutions to distract me?" There are several responses already. What are your thoughts about eating just to eat?

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"Exercise Addiction" on HealthyPlace TV

Compulsive over-exercise, or exercise addiction, as some people like to call it, frequently comes along with bulimia - but identifying and treating it isn't an easy task, says our guest, Susan Moore, MA, RYT, Program and Exercise Coordinator at the Renfrew Center. That's on this week's HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show. (TV Show blog)

Still to Come in February on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show

  • Difficult Issues Facing Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
  • Parenting Teenagers
  • How an ADHD Coach Can Help You

If you would like to be a guest on the show or share your personal story in writing or via video, please write us at: producer AT

For all previous HealthyPlace Mental Health TV archived shows.

"Raised By An Abusive Mom with DID" on HealthyPlace Radio

Listen to Paula's heartbreaking story of child abuse at the hands of her mother who had Dissociative Identity Disorder. That's on this week's HealthyPlace Mental Health Radio Show.

From HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2011, February 10). Relapse of Psychiatric Symptoms, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 15 from

Last Updated: September 4, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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