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  • It’s normal to feel anxious. We are human beings, not machines. When we leave our comfort zone, we naturally experience fear, and from this point we start to grow, this is human nature.

    Anxiety Disorder Natural Treatments.

    Anxiety Disorder Natural Treatments.

    by Engelis9

  • How do you know if you're depressed? What's the difference between depression and just being down in the dumps about something? Take the quiz below to test yourself, and also have a look at the symptoms below—though nothing beats seeing a professional for diagnosis and help, this guide might help you make an initial analysis.

    Am I Depressed Quiz—How to Tell If You're Depressed

    Am I Depressed Quiz—How to Tell If You're Depressed

    by Simone Haruko Smith44

  • Dementia is not a disease. It is, what we call in the medical parlance, a syndrome. A syndrome is a collection of symptoms and manifestations that can collectively represent a condition.It is therefore vitally important to get the right diagnosis so the physician can plan the right treatment and management plan.

    Caring for a Person With Dementia — Diagnosis

    Caring for a Person With Dementia — Diagnosis

    by Mohan Kumar22

  • 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

  • This article is about how the media portrays mental illness. Over time, portrayals of mental illness have become more realistic, but there is room for more improvement.

    Mental Illness and the Media

    Mental Illness and the Media

    by Ezria Copper0

  • People fear what they don't understand—and schizophrenics are usually very misunderstood. However, the mind of a schizophrenic is unique and complex; something to be revered, not feared.

    How a Schizophrenic Mind Works

    How a Schizophrenic Mind Works

    by Rachael Fields112

  • To be a good caregiver for a patient with dementia, the person needs energy, determination, courage, and understanding. However, they also need insight, self-motivation, and enormous amount of self-care. A carer who doesn't care enough for themselves will emotionally and physically burn themselves out.

    Caring for a Person With Dementia — Assessment

    Caring for a Person With Dementia — Assessment

    by Mohan Kumar28

  • Lack of empathy is a hallmark characteristic of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. This article explores whether the narcissist lacks empathy—or is simply unwilling or unable to display empathy.

    Can Narcissists Feel Empathy?

    Can Narcissists Feel Empathy?

    by Natalie Frank9

  • 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

    An Insight Into Anorexia Nervosa

    by Kathleen Odenthal Romano7

  • Death is an inevitable part of life, but if you're suffering from necrophobia, the fear of death may feel overwhelming. In this article, we'll talk about some practical ways to overcome necrophobia.

    Ways to Overcome Necrophobia

    Ways to Overcome Necrophobia

    by Greg Weber6

  • 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

  • Psychodynamic therapy evolved from Freud's psychoanalytic theory. Learn more about this approach, which focuses on unconscious thought processes and childhood experiences.

    A Guide to Psychodynamic Therapy

    A Guide to Psychodynamic Therapy

    by Yvette Stupart PhD2

  • 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.

    10 Types of Highly Sensitive People

    10 Types of Highly Sensitive People

    by Richard J ONeill22

  • 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

  • Many people have a time in their life when they feel broken and alone. Some of us may need help finding ways to work through the pain... and learn how to find joy again. I was one of those people.

    7 Reasons Why I Didn't Kill Myself

    7 Reasons Why I Didn't Kill Myself

    by Helen Laxner8

  • 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 Reid140

  • 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

  • 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 Kirchner19

  • Unfortunately when you quit smoking experiencing some smoking withdrawal symptoms is common. The side effects of quitting smoking can be diverse. After quitting smoking not everyone is affected by smoking withdrawal symptoms and side effects to the...

    The Five Most Common Side Effects of Quitting Smoking

    The Five Most Common Side Effects of Quitting Smoking

    by LadySeren75

  • Dealing with a narcissist is an irritating and draining experience. Living with one is even worse. In this article, I share what I've learned about how to avoid falling prey to a narcissist.

    How to Outsmart a Narcissist

    How to Outsmart a Narcissist

    by Jennifer McLeod96

  • 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

  • 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

  • When we are abused, we want the abuser to take responsibility for what they've done and be held accountable for their actions. Is this possible with narcissists? Read on to find out.

    Narcissists Cannot Take Responsibility

    Narcissists Cannot Take Responsibility

    by SinDelle0

  • 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

  • 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

  • This is a question I get asked a lot when I am asked to talk about my experience with obsessive-compulsive disorder. As you can see from the article below, this is my personal experience of it.

    What Is OCD?

    What Is OCD?

    by John Brotherton5

  • 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

  • If there is an opposite of addiction, it might be mindfulness. While addiction often involves running from feelings and numbing pain, mindfulness involves learning to stay with and accept pain and discomfort. Practicing mindfulness skills during treatment can help maintain sobriety beyond treatment.

    Using Mindfulness Techniques in Substance Abuse Treatment

    Using Mindfulness Techniques in Substance Abuse Treatment

    by Kim Harris24

  • 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. A healthier, craving-free...

    10 Tips for Living Drug, Alcohol, Smoke Free

    10 Tips for Living Drug, Alcohol, Smoke Free

    by Susan Reid194

  • Not all narcissists are the same. Despite commonly held beliefs, not all narcissists are either cerebral or somatic. There are actually many types/subtypes of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

    Types of Narcissists & Malignant Self-Love

    Types of Narcissists & Malignant Self-Love

    by Sparkster Publishing12

  • 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

  • Our neural pathways are wired by our beliefs, emotions and habits. They can function on auto pilot and are responsible for fight or flight responses. It is possible to rewire your brain to function differently. Here are some step by step instructions to rewire your brain to overcome fear and anxiety.

    How to Rewire Your Brain to Overcome Fear

    How to Rewire Your Brain to Overcome Fear

    by sofs56

  • The American Society of Addiction Medicine reports a nationwide increase in opiate addiction and overdoses. Is addiction a disease or a choice? Some would argue that it is a "disease of choice."

    Addiction Is a Disease of Choice

    Addiction Is a Disease of Choice

    by Timothy R Berman1

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

    I Was Bullied for Being "Too Thin"

    I Was Bullied for Being "Too Thin"

    by Melanie Shebel221

  • Cognitive therapy emerged in the 1960s leading to a large number of cognitive-behavioral models. The core concept of these models is that people's cognition affects their feelings and behavior.

    A Guide to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

    A Guide to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

    by Yvette Stupart PhD4

  • So you want to stop smoking reefer, eh? It may seem like it's too hard, but I'm here to say you can do it. I successfully quit myself, and here I will share the strategies that worked for me.

    12 Tips to Quit Smoking Pot

    12 Tips to Quit Smoking Pot

    by stevenseiler26

  • Mental illness is getting more attention in the media, but it is still poorly understood by many. Misconceptions and assumptions can be harmful, but with knowledge comes the power to be a better ally.

    How to Be a Better Mental Health Ally

    How to Be a Better Mental Health Ally

    by Katy Preen1

  • If you have BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) and you're looking to treat it with natural herbs and supplements, you came to the right place. Here you'll find herbs and natural supplements that have been proven to treat the symptoms of BPD....

    How to Treat Borderline Personality Disorder Naturally

    How to Treat Borderline Personality Disorder Naturally

    by Othercatt23

  • 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

  • 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

  • I am a loner. Despite how others have treated me throughout my life, I am happy. Loners are individuals, true to themselves. Why are some people loners? Can you simultaneously be a loner and be happy?

    I Am a Loner: The Happy Loner Personality

    I Am a Loner: The Happy Loner Personality

    by Hearts and Lattes0

  • Feeling sad on or around your birthday? You're not alone—having the birthday blues is more common than you might think. Read on for ideas on how to get over your funk.

    How to Handle the Birthday Blues

    How to Handle the Birthday Blues

    by JenBarn164

  • Bipolar disorder. This mental 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 the bipolar person's family and friends. There are ways of coping with the rollercoaster ride of bipolar loved ones.

    How to Be Understanding With People With Bipolar Disorder

    How to Be Understanding With People With Bipolar Disorder

    by Nicole Canfield20

  • 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

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