In a culture that praises perfection, seeking help for mental illness can be an act of rebellion.
When the brain is depressed, a person will likely experience an influx of the stress hormone cortisol. Research suggests that, over time, depression and the resulting stress can...READ MORE
Dissociation is described as a feeling of being disconnected from yourself, your surroundings, or from reality. People may experience dissociation when they're extremely...READ MORE
Anxiety is “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure,” as defined by the American Psychological Association...READ MORE
PTSD is an acronym for post-traumatic stress disorder, which is a mental illness caused by someone experiencing extreme trauma. Most often, PTSD is thought of as...READ MORE
ADHD stands for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a disorder that affects many children and adults. The symptoms of ADHD include the inability to concentrate or...READ MORE
Agoraphobia is an uncommon disorder, impacting less than 1% of U.S. adults at any given time. Approximately 1.3% adults will experience agoraphobia at some point. Interestingly...READ MORE
The psychology behind hoarding is complex. It is characterized by excessively acquiring, saving, and often storing random items in a haphazard manner that disrupts...READ MORE
Postpartum depression (PPD) is a mood disorder that can sometimes occur in mothers within a few weeks of giving birth. Symptoms are often complex and can present both...READ MORE
There are different triggers of social anxiety. The first cause has to do with genetics. If one or both parents have social anxiety disorder, chances are one, or some of their...READ MORE
Mindfulness is easy to practice with a little preparation. In essence, mindfulness is doing everything with intention, and being ever-present in the moment. Mindfulness is about...READ MORE
While the exact legal definition of sexual abuse may vary depending on local laws, the American Psychological Association (APA) defines sexual abuse as, "unwanted sexual activity, with...READ MORE
Fixing relationship problems depends on many factors such as the size of the actual problem, how long it has existed, if both parties want to fix the problems, etc. There is always the...READ MORE
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