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What Everyone Should Know About Seasonal Depression

What Everyone Should Know About Seasonal Depression As the days start to get shorter and a chill fills the air, many people sing about yuletide joy and the most wonderful time of the year. However, millions of people dread the winter season because it brings them depressed mood, low energy, and other symptoms of depression. These people are not simply missing the summer sun,…

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Is Being a “Neat Freak” the Same as Having OCD?

Is Being a “Neat Freak” the Same as Having OCD? In both popular media and everyday speech, the term “OCD” *meaning Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is synonymous with being unusually clean and organized. Characters with OCD on television obsess over germs and people say they feel “OCD” when they organize their homes. Not only are these uses of the term inaccurate, but they also serve to…

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Preparing for Your First Anger Management Session

Preparing for Your First Anger Management Session In many cases, anger is a justified, healthy, and normal emotion. However, anger can also be a difficult emotion to manage. As such, many people have difficulty controlling and coping with their anger in healthy ways. If you struggle with anger, you may have noticed that your reactions cause problems in your relationships. You may even hurt…

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What Parents Should Know About Schizophrenia and Teens

What Parents Should Know About Schizophrenia and Teens Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that people can develop at any age. Some studies show that not only can teenagers start showing signs of the disorder, but males who develop schizophrenia most often do so in the teen years and early 20s. Females tend to develop it in their 20s and 30s, but it’s possible…

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What Can Happen if Schizophrenia Goes Untreated

What Can Happen if Schizophrenia Goes Untreated Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects about 3.5 million Americans. This illness can cause severe symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, strange behaviors, and suicidal thoughts. It is a lifelong illness and one of the top reasons people are on disability. Despite the serious and life-threatening symptoms, about half of the people who receive this diagnosis…

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Signs Your Loved One Has Schizophrenia

Signs Your Loved One Has Schizophrenia Although only a mental health professional can diagnose and treat schizophrenia, loved ones often play important roles in identifying symptoms and encouraging treatment. As such, it’s important for everyone to know what schizophrenia is, the signs and symptoms, and how professionals treat the disorder. Schizophrenia is a serious mental health disorder that affects about one percent of the…

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antisocial personality disorder

Understanding Antisocial Personality Disorder

Understanding Antisocial Personality Disorder Popular media often refers to people with antisocial personality disorder as “sociopaths.” Furthermore, characters with this disorder are often serial killers. While people with this condition often commit crimes, there is more to antisocial personality disorder than meets the eye. Breaking the stigma around mental health is important when it comes to all disorders, including this one. Spreading awareness about…

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types of personality disorders

The Three Clusters of Personality Disorders

The Three Clusters of Personality Disorders Professionals consider someone to have a personality disorder if their symptoms significantly impair their relationships with themselves and others. Furthermore, these issues must be the result of pathological traits and remain consistent throughout different situations. However, their personality disorder symptoms cannot be due to normal developmental behaviors or the influence of substances. There are 10 different personality disorders,…

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How to Help Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

How to Help Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a difficult disorder for that person who lives with it and those who love that person. This destructive disorder causes relationships to fester with anger and distrust. If someone you love has BPD, you may feel like you’re always tip-toeing around their emotions and worrying about emotional outbursts. Loving someone with…

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Misconceptions About Agoraphobia

Misconceptions About Agoraphobia About 2 in every 100 adults in the United States lives with agoraphobia. This is approximately the same number of people who live with generalized anxiety disorder. Perhaps because of media portrayals of the disorder, the general public seems to have serious misunderstandings about agoraphobia. As with many mental health disorders, the myths surrounding agoraphobia make it more difficult for people…

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