Brittany Ferri

Brittany Ferri

PhD, OTR/L

As the owner of a writing and consulting company called Simplicity of Health, Brittany has experience in program development, behavioral health, pediatrics, and telehealth. She has written over 350 patient-facing articles and medically reviewed countless other pieces of content.

Her media presence includes publishing five books, lecturing at 20+ OT/OTA programs, and being quoted as a health expert by NBC News, WebMD, CNN, and other outlets.

Articles worked on by Brittany Ferri

Medically Reviewed
  • 8th Nov 2022
  • Est. 7 minutes read

Adjustment disorder is a mental health issue that can occur after a stressful life event. Symptoms can vary depending on...

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

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability [1] that causes differences in the way the brain works. Individuals with autism...

Medically Reviewed
  • 14th Nov 2022
  • Est. 6 minutes read

Cyclothymic disorder, also known as Cyclothymia, is a mild mood disorder with no specific known cause. Although less severe, symptoms...

Medically Reviewed
  • 12th Oct 2022
  • Est. 12 minutes read

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) occurs when an individual drinks often and in large enough quantities for their body to become...

Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Nov 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Hallucinogen use disorder is the persistent and strong urge to use drugs that cause sensory perception distortion despite experiencing damaging...

Medically Reviewed
  • 21st Nov 2022
  • Est. 11 minutes read

Nicotine use disorder is the urge to continue taking nicotine through the lungs, usually through smoking tobacco products. Any amount...

Medically Reviewed
  • 13th Nov 2022
  • Est. 7 minutes read

Desipramine is a prescription tricyclic anti-depressant used to treat depression. Always consult your doctor or healthcare provider before using it...

Medically Reviewed
  • 11th Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Dextroamphetamine is a stimulant used to treat Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Always consult your doctor or healthcare provider before...

Medically Reviewed
  • 24th Oct 2022
  • Est. 7 minutes read

Disulfiram, commonly sold under the brand name Antabuse, is a medication used in the treatment of alcohol use disorder and...

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

Divalproex Sodium, commonly sold under the brand name Depakote, is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat epilepsy, mood disorders, and...

Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Nov 2022
  • Est. 11 minutes read

Separation anxiety disorder is a common anxiety disorder in which children have exaggerated fear and worry when separating from a...

Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Nov 2022
  • Est. 7 minutes read

Shared psychotic disorder is a rare condition in which two or more people who are in a relationship share a...

Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Nov 2022
  • Est. 10 minutes read

Tourette syndrome, also known as tourette’s, is a nervous system condition in which a person has tics.[1] These tics can...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 11 minutes read

Vascular neurocognitive disorder, more commonly called vascular dementia, is a form of dementia that occurs when there is a lack...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 10 minutes read

Delirium is the acute onset and temporary disturbances to a person's consciousness, attention and awareness, often resulting in a debilitating...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 12 minutes read

Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a decline in mental function. It can affect memory, language, problem-solving, judgment,...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 6 minutes read

Benztropine, sometimes known as benzatropine outside of the US, is an FDA-approved therapy for treating all forms of parkinsonism. You...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 4 minutes read

Calcium carbimide, also known as Temposil, is a prescription medication used in treating alcohol use disorders. Use this medication only...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant medication and mood stabilizer, typically used to treat epilepsy, seizure disorders, and occasionally Bipolar Disorder. It...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 7 minutes read

Maprotiline is a tetracyclic antidepressant that is primarily used to treat depressive disorders. This medication must be taken as prescribed...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Chlordiazepoxide, also known as Librium, is a long-acting benzodiazepine, primarily used in the treatment of anxiety disorders. This medication should...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Chlorpromazine is an antipsychotic medication, typically used in the treatment of schizophrenia, mania, and acute psychosis. It is important to...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Fluoxetine is an antidepressant medication commonly sold under the brand name Prozac that’s useful in treating mood disorders, bulimia nervosa,...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Nortriptyline, commonly known as Pamelor, is a tricyclic antidepressant available only through prescription. Medical monitoring is needed while taking this...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Tranylcypromine, commonly known as Parnate, is an antidepressant medication classified as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) that is used to...

Medically Reviewed
  • 1st Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Diphenhydramine is a first-generation antihistamine used for symptoms of allergies and colds, such as sneezing, runny nose, or skin rash....

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Lithium carbonate is an antimanic medication, typically used as a mood stabilizer and for acute mania in people with bipolar...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 7 minutes read

Thiothixene, commonly known as Navane, is an antipsychotic medication used to treat delusions and hallucinations associated with schizophrenia. There are...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 5 minutes read

Zuclopenthixol is an antipsychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia. It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed, and...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Temazepam is a benzodiazepine medication, primarily used for short-term treatment of insomnia. This medication should be used exactly as prescribed,...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 6 minutes read

Trifluoperazine is a phenothiazine that is used to treat schizophrenia and anxiety. It is not approved for the treatment of...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Trihexyphenidyl, commonly known as Artane, is a prescription-only medication used to treat symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease. Use this medication...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Trimipramine, commonly known as Surmontil, is a tricyclic antidepressant medication used to treat depressive disorders in adults. Follow all precautions...

Medically Reviewed
  • 16th Dec 2022
  • Est. 15 minutes read

When it comes to dealing with mental health issues, therapy is an effective way to promote recovery. One of the...

Medically Reviewed
  • 16th Dec 2022
  • Est. 12 minutes read

Cognitive behavioral therapy, shortened to CBT, is a common type of talking therapy that focuses on the patterns of your...

Medically Reviewed
  • 21st Dec 2022
  • Est. 6 minutes read

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder in which people experience uncontrollable sleep attacks. It is treated primarily with medication as well...

Medically Reviewed
  • 21st Dec 2022
  • Est. 10 minutes read

A personality disorder is a mental health condition categorized by an inability to tolerate stressful and emotionally challenging situations, causing...

Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Dec 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Clomipramine, commonly known as Anafranil, is a tricyclic antidepressant medication, primarily used in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It...

Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Dec 2022
  • Est. 11 minutes read

Postpartum depression is a type of depression that affects parents within the first year following pregnancy. Symptoms can vary from...

Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Dec 2022
  • Est. 10 minutes read

Sleep disorders are a collection of medical conditions that impact the quality, quantity, and length of sleep. They can cause...

Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Dec 2022
  • Est. 6 minutes read

Validation therapy was designed by Naomi Feil, a social worker who primarily worked with older adults. She specifically designed this...

Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Dec 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Complex post-traumatic stress disorder, often shortened to complex PTSD, CPTSD or c-PTSD, is a mental health condition that can develop...

Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Dec 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Pimozide, commonly known as Orap, is a first-generation antipsychotic medication, primarily used in the treatment of Tourette’s disorder. It is...

Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Dec 2022
  • Est. 7 minutes read

Primidone, commonly known as Mysoline, is a barbiturate anticonvulsant medication, primarily used to treat epileptic seizures. It is important to...

Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Dec 2022
  • Est. 6 minutes read

Pipotiazine palmitate, commonly known as Piportil Depot, is an antipsychotic medication, classified as a phenothiazine, that was primarily used to...

Medically Reviewed
  • 11th Jan 2023
  • Est. 5 minutes read

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness in which the usual ups and downs of emotional states are extremely exaggerated. People...

Medically Reviewed
  • 12th Jan 2023
  • Est. 7 minutes read

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health condition that often causes emotional instability and difficulties within interpersonal relationships. Many...

Medically Reviewed
  • 12th Jan 2023
  • Est. 10 minutes read

Borderline personality disorder is a mental health condition associated with a lack of emotion control and a tendency to see...

Medically Reviewed
  • 13th Jan 2023
  • Est. 5 minutes read

Dementia is the name of a group of neurodegenerative disorders, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type, that can...

Medically Reviewed
  • 13th Jan 2023
  • Est. 7 minutes read

Pseudodementia is a term that refers to psychiatric symptoms that mirror the cognitive decline seen in cases of dementia. The...

Medically Reviewed
  • 16th Jan 2023
  • Est. 11 minutes read

A narcissist is someone who has a very high opinion of themselves and has very little ability to empathize with...

Medically Reviewed
  • 19th Jan 2023
  • Est. 5 minutes read

Schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders both belong to a group of mental illnesses known as ‘psychotic disorders’.[1] Psychotic disorders are characterized...