Psychiatry Blog

Supporting Your Mental Health During COVID-19

This is a stressful time for our community. With constantly evolving information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is normal to feel overwhelmed and fearful. Feelings of anxiety or depression are common reactions during times of uncertainty. Understand that you are not alone, we are in this together. While we are taking precautions to protect our…

THE TOP 7 MOST COMMON MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS

The Top 7 Most Common Health Conditions ​Emotional and mental health conditions are more prevalent than you might think. There still remains a societal stigma in talking about mental health, despite the fact that approximately 1-in-5 people are diagnosed with serious mental disorders. This stigma is diminishing as awareness grows, but there are still many…

WHAT CAUSES AND WHAT TO DO FOR INSOMNIA?

What causes and what to do for Insomnia? ​Insomnia is an incredibly common problem affecting millions of people in the US alone. An estimated 1-in-3 people suffer from at least mild insomnia. Put simply, insomnia is an inability to fall asleep at night. What sleep that you might have is usually unrefreshing and restless. Quality…

BIPOLAR DISORDER VS DEPRESSION: KEY DIFFERENCES

Bipolar Disorder vs Depression: Key Differences It is easy to confuse bipolar disorder with depression. This is due to the fact that bipolar disorder can cause episodes of depression but it is important to be aware they are not the same condition.  The main difference between the two is that depression is unipolar. There’s no high with depression…

SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER: WHAT IS IT?

​Substance Use Disorder: What is it? ​Substance use disorder occurs when a person uses alcohol or another substance, i.e. a type of drug, and this causes problems at home, school, or work, as well as health issues. You will often hear this disorder called substance abuse. Read on to discover everything you need to know. Commonly used…

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Harry Borcherding

Harry Borcherding is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with over 10 years of experience providing psychiatric care from a psychiatric nurse practitioner perspective here in Bend, Oregon.