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January 26th, 2020

Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self & Factitious Disorder on Another

It's one of the most challenging disorders to diagnose and even more difficult to successfully treat.

3 Strengths of an Introvert

3 Strengths of an IntrovertJan 22nd, 2020

Do introverts or an extroverts experience more happiness? Due to societal pressures and norms, many would assume that extroverts experience a higher quality of life.

Navigating Narcissism in Family, Friends & the Workplace

Navigating Narcissism in Family, Friends & the WorkplaceJan 19th, 2020

According to licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Ramani Durvasula, narcissism and narcissistic behavior has created a public health crisis. Being consistently invalidated and manipulated can cause someone to become a shell of the person they once were and prevent them from living the life they want and deserve.

Road Rage: The Causes & Prevention Strategies

Road Rage: The Causes & Prevention StrategiesJan 15th, 2020

Most of us are no stranger to occasional “road rage.” There are extreme examples of violence and assaults on the roads that may end up in the courts, hospitals, and even the media, but more and more frequently drivers are tending to get angry and aggressive. 

Happier Thoughts Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Happier Thoughts Through Cognitive Behavioral TherapyJan 12th, 2020

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind your difficulties, and so change the way you feel.

Porn Addiction: Causes, Side Effects, & Solutions

Porn Addiction: Causes, Side Effects, & SolutionsJan 9th, 2020

Pornography addiction is an addiction model of compulsive sexual activity with concurrent use of pornographic material, despite the side effects to one’s physical, mental, social, or financial well-being.

Stop Blaming Mental Illness For Violent Crimes

Stop Blaming Mental Illness For Violent CrimesJan 6th, 2020

Despite double-digit percentage decreases of violent and property crime rates in the U.S. since 2008, most people believe that crime has actually gotten worse during that span, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

Mental Health Access in Rural America  

Mental Health Access in Rural America  Dec 29th, 2019

How can people living in rural areas of the country access information that can help them with mental health issues? Mental health disorders do not discriminate from one locale to another. There is a significant need for mental health services in rural America.

Being Happy & Why Happiness Matters

Being Happy & Why Happiness MattersDec 27th, 2019

The other day I was asked why I looked so youthful. (I am sure this person was trying to sell me something). My immediate reply was “because I am happy.”

The Mind-Body Connection

The Mind-Body ConnectionDec 25th, 2019

Our minds are all about our mental processes, thoughts and consciousness. Our body is about the physical aspects of ourselves. The mind-body connection is about how these two interact.

Can Schizophrenia be Cured?

Can Schizophrenia be Cured?Dec 22nd, 2019

It's a simple question with a much more complex answer. In short, no, schizophrenia can not be cured fully. However, schizophrenia can be successfully treated and there is promising research we will discuss in this article.

PTSD 101: Causes & Treatments

PTSD 101: Causes & TreatmentsDec 18th, 2019

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or "PTSD," is a condition that can happen after people see or live through a trauma.

The 5 Stages of Hoarding

The 5 Stages of HoardingDec 15th, 2019

People with a hoarding disorder (HD) excessively save items that others may view as worthless. They have persistent difficulty getting rid of or parting with possessions. This leads to clutter that disrupts their ability to use their living or work spaces.

CBT vs DBT

CBT vs DBTDec 11th, 2019

Behavioral Therapy is an umbrella term for types of therapy that treat mental health disorders. There are two behavioral therapies that are in the forefront of treatment today - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

IVF and the Link to Depression

IVF and the Link to DepressionDec 8th, 2019

Infertility is a prevalent problem for couples looking to start families. Plus, regardless of how an individual or couple is bringing a child into this world, there can be major mental health concerns that should be understood.

Facts Regarding Marijuana and Mental Health

Facts Regarding Marijuana and Mental HealthDec 1st, 2019

Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal (or in some states, legal) substance in the  U.S. and its use is growing. Marijuana and THC remain illegal at the federal level, even though many states have legalized its use.

Schizophrenia & Mental Health: It's Time We Talk to the Experts

Schizophrenia & Mental Health: It's Time We Talk to the ExpertsDec 1st, 2019

Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that keeps you from thinking clearly. It can cause you to see or hear things that aren't there, or to believe things that aren't true.

How to Nurture a Child’s Mental Health

How to Nurture a Child’s Mental HealthDec 1st, 2019

Most would agree that it is probably more difficult today to nurture a child’s mental health than it has been in the past. So, understanding how to nurture a child's mental health is more critical than ever.

Ketamine Infusion: A Solution for Treatment Resistant Depression?

Ketamine Infusion: A Solution for Treatment Resistant Depression? Dec 1st, 2019

Before there were clinical ketamine infusions to treat depression (more on that later), ketamine was a popular party drug. If you were a participant in raves, or clubs in the 80s and 90s, you probably heard of the drug ketamine. It was a drug that was often used and abused in the club scene.

Anorexia Nervosa: Food Is Not the Problem

Anorexia Nervosa: Food Is Not the ProblemDec 1st, 2019

Body shaming is an ongoing issue in our society. Western culture, as well as the media, have glorified being thin. They have equated being thin to being attractive- without concerns of physical health and mental wellbeing. Not surprisingly, this pressure (among other factors) can lead to an eating disorder.