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27 Jan

Ways to Stay Happy During the Darkest Parts of Winter

Norway is a land of snow and icy fjords. In the deepest part of winter, the country sees about five hours of full daylight each day. But just because it’s cold and dark, that doesn’t mean life stops there. People go to work. Kids keep going to school. Life goes on. The trick is to […]

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10 Jan

Unraveling the Mystery of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Did you catch the BBC’s new version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol? While the story has been told in may formats before, the BBC’s latest (shown here in the states on FX) takes on a much darker tone, capturing the desperate nature of life in Victorian England and showing us a different side of […]

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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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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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