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  • Hoarding is often a taboo subject. Hoarders tend to hide their behavior. In addition to affecting their quality of life, hoarding also has a deleterious affect on their loved ones. Familial relationships become strained or non-existent, furthering the isolation and attachment to things vs people.

    Hoarding: What the Clutter Is Really Hiding

    Hoarding: What the Clutter Is Really Hiding

    by Michelle Mollohan1

  • 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

  • Like any drug, alcohol is dangerous to the abuser's body, brain, and nervous system. In order to repair the damage, it is important to understand the effects of alcohol abuse.

    How to Reverse Damage From Alcohol Abuse

    How to Reverse Damage From Alcohol Abuse

    by Roxanne Lewis44

  • 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.

    I'm Addicted to Afrin

    I'm Addicted to Afrin

    by Charlotte Doyle3

  • I want to share my experience with Trichotillomania to show myself and my fellow trichsters that we are not alone. Most importantly, I want to start a discussion based on experience that can help all of us trichsters find solutions together!

    Trichotillomania: The Compulsion to Pull Out Hair and Eyelashes

    Trichotillomania: The Compulsion to Pull Out Hair and Eyelashes

    by ProfoundPuns120

  • 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 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

  • 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 Rice50

  • 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

  • As a highly sensitive person, I regularly scour the Internet and bookshops for more material that may shed light on this wonderful gift we highly sensitive people know as the HSP trait.

    Life as a HSP: 10 Types of Highly Sensitive People

    Life as a HSP: 10 Types of Highly Sensitive People

    by Richard J ONeill22

  • An in-depth insight into anorexia nervosa—a life-threatening eating disorder that attacks the body mentally, physically, and spiritually. Written by someone who struggles with the disease.

    An Insight Into Anorexia Nervosa: My Story

    An Insight Into Anorexia Nervosa: My Story

    by Kathleen Odenthal7

  • 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 ONeill39

  • I am a shy person and have improved a lot with the simple techniques discussed here. If you are shy and aren't sure what to do, please read on...

    How to Overcome Shyness?

    How to Overcome Shyness?

    by Sakina Nasir20

  • 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

  • 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 Willman21

  • 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

  • Coffee and tea are adored worldwide, and provide many people with daily energy and motivation. However, regular caffeine consumption has a darker side and can result in severe addiction and depression. This article tackles the problem of drinking caffeine when you are bipolar- or mania-prone.

    If Coffee Makes You "Happy", You Should Quit It!

    If Coffee Makes You "Happy", You Should Quit It!

    by Lucy3

  • 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

  • There are many ways to understand depression. The allegory of Plato's cave can illustrate depression's devastating impact, as well as a pathway toward recovery. For me, this is a personal story.

    Plato's Cave and Depression

    Plato's Cave and Depression

    by Mark Monroe4

  • 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

  • Bed bug related anxiety, paranoia, and stress can be difficult to deal with. Learn how to cope with the stress with the stress of having bed bugs. Understand how bed bugs cause stress and anxiety in both yourself and your children.

    How Chronic Bed Bug Paranoia Makes You Feel

    How Chronic Bed Bug Paranoia Makes You Feel

    by Melody Trent6

  • 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

  • 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 becauseilive264

  • 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 Tee908

  • 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

  • Warning signs are those symptoms and behaviors that occur before a mental health crisis event. Each person has a unique set of symptoms. Know your signs and what to do if you experience them.

    43 Mental Health Warning Signs to Recognize

    43 Mental Health Warning Signs to Recognize

    by Blake Flannery12

  • Covert narcissists, also known as stealth or closet narcissists, get away with mental and emotional abuse. They are mastermind manipulators and work behind-the-scenes to control their victim.

    How To Spot A Covert Narcissist

    How To Spot A Covert Narcissist

    by Sparkster Publishing132

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Holland115

  • 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 Messerschmidt22

  • Do you know someone who you suspect to be a sociopath? Or do you wonder if you yourself may be a sociopath? Review the common symptoms below and put your speculation to rest!

    Symptoms of a Sociopath

    Symptoms of a Sociopath

    by Simone Haruko Smith54

  • A skinny woman's battle with stereotypes. How American culture makes being thin synonymous with anorexia. "Skinny girls have no right to complain."

    I Was Bullied for Being Thin

    I Was Bullied for Being Thin

    by Melanie Palen221

  • From the time I was a small child, I experienced bouts of depression, or "the plague," as I always thought of it. When I was a child, those dark days were worse than any boogey-man.

    Depression:  The Bell Jar

    Depression: The Bell Jar

    by Sue Pratt122

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