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  • Behaviors can be analyzed clearly through the useful tool of behavioral chains. Because thoughts influence emotions and behaviors, behaviors can be traced back to thoughts and feelings.

    Behavioral Chain Analysis: A CBT Tool

    Behavioral Chain Analysis: A CBT Tool

    by Blake Flannery2

  • HSPs often struggle with friendships and relationships. This article explores where difficulties arise; then offers thoughts on how a Highly Sensitive Person can form more lasting friendships.

    HSP Topics: The Challenge of Friendships

    HSP Topics: The Challenge of Friendships

    by Peter Messerschmidt42

  • Bipolar disorder is more than difficult for the person diagnosed with the disorder, but it is often not discussed that it may be even harder on their family and friends. There are ways to cope with someone who is bipolar.

    How to Be Understanding With People With Bipolar Disorder

    How to Be Understanding With People With Bipolar Disorder

    by Nicole Canfield20

  • Are drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes ruling your life? Have you tried quitting only to pick back up again -- even though you really, really want to stop? Stop beating yourself up. You are not a failure. You're an addict.

    10 Tips for Living Drug, Alcohol, Smoke-Free

    10 Tips for Living Drug, Alcohol, Smoke-Free

    by Susan Reid194

  • Frustrations and sadness can lead to angry outbursts, but consider the negative impact on your life and relationships. Take these nine steps to manage your anger.

    9 Anger Management Tips for Teens

    9 Anger Management Tips for Teens

    by Yvette Stupart PhD13

  • This article discusses and reviews several books on the topic of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) - a disorder that does not get nearly enough attention.

    What Is Narcissism?  Top Three Book Picks

    What Is Narcissism? Top Three Book Picks

    by Wendy Golden22

  • My personal story struggling with trypophobia and an explanation of what may cause it...without the triggering, anxiety-inducing images that usually accompany trypophobia articles.

    Do You Hate Holes, Too?

    Do You Hate Holes, Too?

    by Charlotte Doyle0

  • It's an age-old question: does the narcissist miss you when you leave? It's not so much that they miss you but what you do for them. Learn about how narcissists understand their relationships.

    Do Narcissists Miss You When You're Gone?

    Do Narcissists Miss You When You're Gone?

    by The Little Shaman0

  • Some people who experience extreme trauma develop PTSD symptoms, including flashbacks and disturbing dreams. Although it is not possible to predict who will develop PTSD, there are some risk factors.

    Risk Factors for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Risk Factors for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    by Yvette Stupart PhD2

  • EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprogramming) therapy is useful in treating many anxiety and panic disorders. Learn how to self-administer this therapy anytime and anyplace.

    How to Self-Administer EMDR Therapy

    How to Self-Administer EMDR Therapy

    by Audrey Kirchner20

  • Overusing nasal decongestant sprays may actually cause more congestion rather than relieving it. This is how I developed an addiction to Afrin and how I was able to stop using it.

    Causes and Treatment of Rebound Nasal Congestion

    Causes and Treatment of Rebound Nasal Congestion

    by Charlotte Doyle3

  • I spent half my life suffering with panic disorder. Although I haven’t had a panic attack in years, I remember them all too well. This article discusses the techniques that worked for me.

    The Best Way to Stop Panic Attacks

    The Best Way to Stop Panic Attacks

    by meloncauli20

  • The seven deadly sins and gambling go together perfectly. Learn how gambling addiction progresses through each of the 7 stages of sin.

    The 7 Deadly Sins of Gambling Addiction

    The 7 Deadly Sins of Gambling Addiction

    by Krzysztof Willman20

  • Did you know that it's possible to get addicted to nasal sprays? Unfortunately, I learned this the hard way. This is what I did to break my dependence.

    How to Break a Nasal Spray Addiction

    How to Break a Nasal Spray Addiction

    by Nicole Canfield12

  • Everyone knows that cigarette smoke is bad for you, but what do cigarettes actually do? How does it cause cancer and what inside it makes it bad for you?

    Cigarette Smoking Facts

    Cigarette Smoking Facts

    by Angela Michelle Schultz9

  • Living with and being supportive of a person with PTSD can be one of the most difficult things you will ever experience. My ex-girlfriend can attest to that.

    Living With a Person Who Suffers From PTSD

    Living With a Person Who Suffers From PTSD

    by Sean Rice49

  • If you are a highly sensitive person (HSP), you may have faced a variety of struggles with work. This article examines some of the challenges and difficulties HSPs face at work and why they exist.

    Finding a Career Match as a Highly Sensitive Person

    Finding a Career Match as a Highly Sensitive Person

    by Peter Messerschmidt21

  • Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that can be treated with medication and therapy. I've personally experienced this condition, and this article is meant to share my knowledge.

    The Lowdown on Bipolar Disorder

    The Lowdown on Bipolar Disorder

    by Boo McCourt39

  • People take going shopping for granted. What happens when this everyday activity brings such fear that you totally avoid doing it?

    Agoraphobia - Shopping and Panic

    Agoraphobia - Shopping and Panic

    by meloncauli1

  • Studies show that it may take several attempts to successfully kick the smoking habit. For one person it may take only 5 quits to succeed; for another, it may take 10. For me, it was more than that.

    Quit Smoking Cigarettes - Becoming a Non-Smoker

    Quit Smoking Cigarettes - Becoming a Non-Smoker

    by Efficient Admin35

  • Gambling addiction is one of the hardest problems to stop. It can be an all-consuming behavior that can result in some very bad consequences. Here are ten ways to stop gambling forever.

    Twelve Ways to Stop Gambling Addiction Forever

    Twelve Ways to Stop Gambling Addiction Forever

    by Michelle Tee899

  • Do you have issues with anxiety? Are your anxiety meds not working well for you? Try these 5 ways to cure your anxiety naturally!

    5 Ways to Cure Anxiety Naturally

    5 Ways to Cure Anxiety Naturally

    by Nicole Canfield6

  • If a person repeatedly overdoses on pills but always survives... and yet claims it is because of a desire to die, does it necessarily mean their intent is false? Is it attention-seeking behaviour?

    When an Overdose Becomes Attention Seeking

    When an Overdose Becomes Attention Seeking

    by meloncauli15

  • This article explains why depression must be understood as more than a social stigma. People should know it as a true medical illness far more serious than we may think.

    The Health Implications of Depression

    The Health Implications of Depression

    by Michelle Tram1

  • Find out how to cope with stress more effectively by knowing what kind of stress you're experiencing!

    The Four Types of Stress

    The Four Types of Stress

    by JohnMello42

  • A travel phobia can limit a person's life to a great degree. Are you scared to use public transportation?

    Tips for Travel Anxiety

    Tips for Travel Anxiety

    by meloncauli6

  • Do you have a loved one who is an alcoholic? Understand the nature of alcoholism, as well as your codependent role. I write from personal experience, having lived both sides of the equation.

    How Does an Alcoholic Ruin Your Life?

    How Does an Alcoholic Ruin Your Life?

    by Susan Reid141

  • Why does my face turn red at the most inopportune times? Is there any way I can stop, or am I doomed to spend the rest of my life hearing, "Oh, she's blushing?" Written by a fellow frequent-blusher.

    Why Do I Blush All the Time and How Do I Stop?

    Why Do I Blush All the Time and How Do I Stop?

    by Richard J ONeill38

  • Maybe you've heard the term Highly Sensitive Person, or HSP, and wondered what it means, and whether it applies to you. There's a lot more to being an HSP than just getting your feelings hurt easily.

    The Highly Sensitive Person: An Introduction

    The Highly Sensitive Person: An Introduction

    by Peter Messerschmidt53

  • Many find addiction recovery within a well hiked path, others find it on the road less traveled. Yet some will find recovery where no one has traveled before. The differences are many, but no path is superior to the other.

    There Is No GPS on the Pathway to Addiction Recovery

    There Is No GPS on the Pathway to Addiction Recovery

    by Lesa Densmore0

  • Structural Family Therapy (SFT) is an approach that focuses on the family structure, its interactions, and its hierarchy—in order to influence change in individuals and the entire family.

    A Guide to Structural Family Therapy

    A Guide to Structural Family Therapy

    by Yvette Stupart PhD27

  • If you frequently feel frazzled and overwhelmed by responsibilities and everyday tasks, this article offers tips for reducing stress and coping. These are the strategies that work for me.

    How to Cope: Tips for the Easily Overwhelmed Person

    How to Cope: Tips for the Easily Overwhelmed Person

    by Crystal Tatum54

  • This article is about what is referred as the silent treatment—when a person intentionally refuses to talk to another person—and its effects on those individuals and relationships.

    The Silent Treatment and Its Effects

    The Silent Treatment and Its Effects

    by Ezria Copper0

  • Find out the cold, hard truth on how to quit smoking. Over the years, I tried to quit many times—but nothing ever worked. This is the technique I used to kick the habit for good.

    The Cold, Hard Truth About How I Quit Smoking

    The Cold, Hard Truth About How I Quit Smoking

    by jamesmuia3

  • Do you want to enhance your mental well-being? Follow these 12 steps to improve all areas of your life, including the quality of your relationships, work, and how you cope with life's challenges.

    12 Great Ways to Take Charge of Your Mental Health

    12 Great Ways to Take Charge of Your Mental Health

    by Yvette Stupart PhD16

  • What happens when stress builds to gigantic proportions? What happens when stress converts itself into a physical manifestation? Nonepileptic seizures explained.

    Stress Overload: Nonepileptic Seizures

    Stress Overload: Nonepileptic Seizures

    by meloncauli30

  • Although you may have the best intentions and mean well, enabling an addict actually contributes to their addiction. Learn the warning signs of enabling behavior and how to break the toxic cycle.

    How to Stop Enabling a Drug Addict

    How to Stop Enabling a Drug Addict

    by Sharon Smith106

  • Playing video games for many can be an innocent form of entertainment, and many can game without developing problems. The intent of this article is to provide information about the pitfalls—the "dark side"—to video gaming, and the growing addiction concerns.

    What Is Video Game Addiction and How Do You Treat It?

    What Is Video Game Addiction and How Do You Treat It?

    by Lesa Densmore0

  • Bowen family systems therapy takes a multigenerational approach to treating the family system. It emphasizes the need for unresolved emotional fusion to be addressed for healthy family functioning.

    A Guide to Bowen Family Systems Therapy

    A Guide to Bowen Family Systems Therapy

    by Yvette Stupart PhD19

  • Depression, itself, is enough to change your behaviour and impede your functioning. Psychosis can exacerbate those changes and make the experience terrifying. Learn about how it can be treated.

    Major Depressive Disorder: Psychotic Depression

    Major Depressive Disorder: Psychotic Depression

    by meloncauli12

  • The love affair between bipolar and fatigue is overwhelming to the person living with this condition, as well as to everyone around him or her.

    Why Am I So Tired? Bipolar and Fatigue

    Why Am I So Tired? Bipolar and Fatigue

    by Mark Choat4

  • Having a spouse with bipolar depression will test your strength and your patience. The most important things to remember, no matter how cliche, is that is not who they are and they need your love.

    My Wife Is Bipolar . . . and Sometimes It Sucks

    My Wife Is Bipolar . . . and Sometimes It Sucks

    by Mr-Mediocre5

  • Trying to understand an alcoholic is an impossible task for most non-alcoholics. I used to be an alcoholic, and in this article I will attempt to take you inside the mind of someone who is dependent.

    What Is It Like to Be an Alcoholic?

    What Is It Like to Be an Alcoholic?

    by Bill Holland113

  • Learn about essential nutrients, simple juicing recipes, and different types of juicers. Juicing for stress and anxiety is simple, natural, and totally effective.

    Juicing for Stress and Anxiety

    Juicing for Stress and Anxiety

    by Kawai4

  • The stigma surrounding methadone as treatment for opiate addiction is strong. This article seeks to dispel some of the myths related to MMT, which I successfully used to conquer my heroin addiction.

    5 Myths About Methadone Treatment

    5 Myths About Methadone Treatment

    by becauseilive263

  • Smarten up everyday without even trying! These 9 easy tips on brain training will improve your neuroplasticty, making you happier, funnier and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!

    Brain Anti-Aging: 9 Steps to Better Neuroplasticity

    Brain Anti-Aging: 9 Steps to Better Neuroplasticity

    by James Wilson18

  • With TV shows like Hoarders putting the national spotlight on hoarding, much has been learned about this debilitating disorder. But is hoarding more than just an anxiety disorder?

    Are Hoarders Actually Narcissists?

    Are Hoarders Actually Narcissists?

    by The Little Shaman18

  • Family therapy pays attention to how family members influence each other’s behavior. This approach uses a wide range of techniques to improve family functioning.

    A Guide to Family Therapy Techniques

    A Guide to Family Therapy Techniques

    by Yvette Stupart PhD4

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