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Month: January 2017

Being Raised By a Parent With Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder is characterized by extreme emotional reactions, difficulty forming or maintaining relationships, and mood swings. Someone with borderline personality disorder may seem unpredictable or paranoid. Borderline personality disorder treatment typically involves cognitive behavioral therapy to help individuals become more aware of their emotions and actions, including how they are triggered and how they …

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Uncommon Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health condition noted for the presence of severe and unpredictable mood changes, impulsive behavior and involvement in volatile personal relationships. The condition has a total of nine possible main symptoms. However, BPD frequently occurs in combination with other serious mental illnesses. Among other things, this means that a …

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Picky Eaters vs. Sufferers of Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

When a person limits the type or variety of foods they eat, they are often characterized as “picky eaters” so long as they don’t also have underlying body image or dysmorphia issues. Body dysmorphia is when a person has uncontrollable negative thoughts, for hours at a time, about real or perceived flaws they believe they …

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Anxiety Disorder Treatment: Getting Past Social Phobia

Not many mental health issues create as much acute distress as anxiety — because anxiety combines intense physical as well as emotional symptoms. Anxiety disorder treatments, however, are accessible and effective. When social phobia is the specific anxiety disorder you’re fighting, it can be extra challenging, since fears about being in public and being around …

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Why Mental Health Retreats Aren’t Just for Celebrities

When you think of mental health retreats, you probably think of relaxing getaways for celebrities. Indeed, the rich and famous periodically need to step away from the public eye and mentally recharge, but going to a mental health retreat can be healing (and affordable) for anyone who has major depression, including non-celebrities.

Bipolar Men: How Successful Businessmen Hide Mental Illness

About 2.6 % of the U.S. adult population is affected by bipolar disorder, according to National Institute of Mental Health. The condition can be very challenging to deal with and carries a heavy stigma in today’s society. For bipolar men hoping to be successful in the world of business, this stigma creates pressure to keep …

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Most Common Co-Occurring Disorders

Although mental health disorders and substance use disorders are different from one another, they often coexist together. Many individuals who struggle with problems like stress or depression often resort to drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism. On the other hand, individuals who have drug and alcohol dependency issues can suffer from severely damaged mental …

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How Equine Therapy Helps Veterans

For veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, equine therapy is a promising treatment method. Communicating with such a powerful yet gentle animal is a new experience for many veterans, who soon find that the therapeutic benefits are pretty amazing.

What Is Binge Eating? How to Stop ‘Drunk Eating’

There’s always a friend when you’re out drinking who instigates it: the midnight munchie run. It’s next to impossible not to nod in agreement as they exclaim, “Who wants to get Taco Bell?!” as you’re finishing off your last round of drinks at the bar. Three tacos, a bean and cheese burrito, and one order …

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Discontinued Treatments: Why They’re Not in Use

Due to the disastrous effects methamphetamine has had on society, there have been numerous attempts to create a successful methamphetamine addiction treatment or cure. However, no such medical treatment has been discovered so far. Nonetheless, many drug manufacturers and companies have continued to push discontinued and disproven treatments.

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