Amy Shelby

Amy Shelby

M.S. Counseling Psychology

Residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Amy Shelby is a full-time Project Manager in the legal field who finds extreme satisfaction in freelance editing gigs. Having earned a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University, followed by an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University, Amy finds her psychological outlet working with attorneys and restores her sanity in the editing world.

Outside of perfecting the written word, Amy's passions include spending time with her beloved dog Sammy and her amazing family (she is the oldest of 5 kids, and has 5 nephews), fitness (she loves Tough Mudders), thought-provoking movies and books, crossword puzzles, and Disney World.

Articles worked on by Amy Shelby

Medically Reviewed
  • 8th Nov 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder that can lead to extreme isolation. Symptoms include panic attacks and an irrational...

  • Written by Erin Rodgers
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 12th Oct 2022
  • Est. 11 minutes read

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a diagnosable mental health condition that causes difficulty with sustaining attention to tasks and...

  • Written by Jenni Jacobsen
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 21st Nov 2022
  • Est. 11 minutes read

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a group of brain disorders caused by atrophy of the frontal and temporal lobes. The condition...

  • Written by Sean Jackson
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 21st Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Generalized anxiety disorder is a type of anxiety disorder marked by uncontrollable, excessive worry that affects daily life in a...

  • Written by Emily Doe
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 21st Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Histrionic personality disorder is a mental health condition without a single known cause, but it is believed to be related...

  • Written by Danielle J Harrison
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 21st Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Depression (also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a very common mood disorder. It is usually characterized by...

  • Written by Ethan Cullen
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 10th Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Clonazepam, commonly known as Klonopin, is a benzodiazepine that is primarily used in the treatment of panic disorder and seizures....

  • Written by Emily Doe
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 4th Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Citalopram, commonly known as Celexa, is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) used to treat depression in adults. This antidepressant...

  • Written by Cristina Po Wenger
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 17th Nov 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Clozapine, also known as Clozaril, Denzapine and Zaponex, is an antipsychotic drug mainly used to treat severe schizophrenia in adults,...

  • Written by Cristina Po Wenger
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Paranoid personality disorder is a mental health condition characterized by persistent, enduring distrust toward others. The recommended treatment approach for...

  • Written by Emily Doe
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic use disorder is a substance-related disorder involving abuse or dependence on a sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic...

  • Written by Emily Doe
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Nov 2022
  • Est. 12 minutes read

Also known as a social phobia, social anxiety disorder involves an intense fear of being embarrassed or rejected during the...

  • Written by Jenni Jacobsen
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Nov 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

A specific phobia is an irrational fear of a particular object or situation that poses little or no actual danger....

  • Written by Miriam Calleja
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a behavioral disorder occurring in children or preteens who demonstrate defiant, angry, and argumentative behavior....

  • Written by Miriam Calleja
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 12 minutes read

Schizoaffective disorder is a mental health condition that involves psychotic symptoms similar to those that occur with schizophrenia, such as...

  • Written by Jenni Jacobsen
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 6 minutes read

Amisulpride, often sold under the brand name Solian, is an antipsychotic and anti-nausea medication. It is used intravenously in smaller...

  • Written by Arthur Mead
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 5 minutes read

Mesoridazine, also known as Serentil, is an antipsychotic medication, classified as a phenothiazine, typically used to treat schizophrenia. A number...

  • Written by Naomi Carr
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 10 minutes read

Methotrimeprazine, also known as Levomepromazine, is an antipsychotic medication that is part of the phenothiazine drug class and is primarily...

  • Written by Jill Sensenig
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Methylphenidate is a central nervous system stimulant, typically used in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children...

  • Written by Naomi Carr
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 7 minutes read

Oxazepam is a benzodiazepine drug used in the treatment of anxiety disorders and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. Some doctors may...

  • Written by Jenni Jacobsen
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 6 minutes read

Haloperidol is an antipsychotic medication used to treat various mental and behavioral conditions. Several medications can negatively interact with this...

  • Written by Samantha Bazely
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 12 minutes read

Venlafaxine is a medication that can be ordered by prescription only. Belonging to a family of antidepressant drugs named selected...

  • Written by Nadia Whiston
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 19th Oct 2022
  • Est. 6 minutes read

Imipramine is a prescription tricyclic antidepressant used to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, and panic attacks, as well as bed-wetting...

  • Written by Ethan Cullen
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 6 minutes read

Sulpiride is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia. It's important to use this medication exactly as prescribed and to...

  • Written by Jenni Jacobsen
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Ziprasidone is an atypical antipsychotic medicine. It is used in the treatment of schizophrenia, manic phases of bipolar disorder and...

  • Written by Cristina Po Wenger
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 7th Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Phenytoin, also called Dilantin or Phenytek, is an anticonvulsant medication, primarily used in the treatment of epilepsy and various types...

  • Written by Naomi Carr
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Zopiclone, commonly sold as Imovane or Zimovane, is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic used to treat insomnia and difficulty sleeping. Do not...

  • Written by Danielle J Harrison
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 5 minutes read

Flurazepam, often sold under the brand name Dalmane, is a benzodiazepine that is used to treat insomnia. Like other benzodiazepines,...

  • Written by Arthur Mead
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 21st Dec 2022
  • Est. 17 minutes read

Lewy body dementia, which is also known as dementia with Lewy bodies, is a condition that generally occurs in older...

  • Written by Cristina Po Wenger
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Dec 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Bipolar disorder 1 and bipolar disorder 2 are mental illnesses that last at least one week and for most of...

  • Written by Jill Sensenig
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Dec 2022
  • Est. 5 minutes read

Covert narcissism (also known as hypersensitive or vulnerable narcissism) is a class of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). People with covert...

  • Written by Ethan Cullen
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Dec 2022
  • Est. 2 minutes read

Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder where the individual fears being in places or situations from which it may...

  • Written by Miriam Calleja
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Dec 2022
  • Est. 3 minutes read

Agoraphobia is a mental and behavioral disorder that can make it hard to leave your home or feel safe in...

  • Written by Miriam Calleja
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby
Medically Reviewed
  • 12th Jan 2023
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder are mental health conditions classified as cluster B personality disorders. The symptoms, interpersonal...

  • Written by Emily Doe
  • Clinically Reviewed by Amy Shelby