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11 Dec

Seven Ways to be an Ally to Someone with Anxiety this holiday

Anxiety is so confusing. For the person who has it, it means feeling overwhelmed and scared seemingly out of nowhere. It means the simplest of tasks – like making a phone call – become insurmountable obstacles that drain the sufferer of energy and leave them feeling sad and incompetent. For their friends and family, it […]

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01 Dec

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a term you might hear a lot these days. There’s a simple answer for why: CBT is regarded as one of the most effective ways to treat a number of common psychological disorders. But what is it and how does it work? If we break down the phrase Cognitive […]

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22 Nov

What is the Difference between a Psychopath and a Sociopath?

The words “psychopath” and “sociopath” are triggering. Both call to mind something unrestrained and maybe even dangerous. We hear them in reference to everything from serial killers to politicians, the two terms seeming interchangeable at times when in fact, they hold two different meanings. So, what is the difference between someone who is diagnosed as […]

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11 Nov

Eight ways to Handle anxiety during the Holidays

If you’ve ever watched the classic holiday movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, you may recall the scene in which Clark Griswold’s wife Ellen asks him not to make such a big deal out of Christmas. “You set standards that no family activity can live up to,” Ellen says. “When have I ever done that?” Clark […]

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07 Oct

What are Phobias?

So, just what is a phobia? And more importantly what can we do about them? Find out how people can overcome their phobias.

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01 Oct

When it’s all ‘Me, Me, Me’, could it be NPD?

Do you know the story of Narcissus? oday, we’ve borrowed Narcissus’ name to describe a psychological condition in which a person experiences exaggerated levels of self-obsession.

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10 Jul

Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Children

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that 10 to 15 percent of children worldwide deal with emotional and behavioral disorders.

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19 Jun

What is Bulimia Nervosa?

  Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by eating large amounts of food—known as binging—and then taking steps to avoid gaining weight from that food—known as purging. Most commonly, purging involves a person purposely causing themselves to vomit, but it can also include taking laxatives unnecessarily or using enemas to rid themselves of the […]

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05 Jun

What is Anorexia Nervosa?

According to the Mayo Clinic, anorexia nervosa “is an eating disorder characterized by abnormally low body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted perception of weight.” Anorexia distorts a person’s perception of their own body image and causes them to take whatever measures they feel are necessary so that they do not […]

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22 May

How to Manage and Reduce Stress

Stress has a negative effect on nearly every person’s mental health at some point or another. A person could be stressed about their finances, family situation, or problems at their job. Stress from one aspect of someone’s life often bleeds into other parts of their life, sometimes completely overtaking their thoughts and feelings. If someone […]

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