Category: Addiction

Why Being Alone During This Pandemic Is Mentally Okay

Unfortunately, solitude is often viewed by many as a negative thing. Some people look at it as a depiction of loneliness, emptiness, and isolation. Sometimes, people get labeled as antisocial or depressed if they choose to spend most of their time with themselves. But being alone during this pandemic is honestly not that bad at…

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Types of Psychotic Disorders

Source: thebluediamondgallery.com   Exploring what’s new in the field of psychiatry was one of the main topics at the 2019 Early Psychosis Conference. It highlighted the innovative and optimistic practices in treating psychosis. Researchers, clinicians, and healthcare professionals were honored and acknowledge during the event, some of which gave interesting and memorable speeches and shared…

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The Dreadfulness Of Being Alone During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Source: pexels.com In respect to the excellent capability of our minds, one thing can still haunt us by nature. The idea of getting pressured by all sorts of disappointments and unfavorable circumstances makes us feel vulnerable and incompetent. That is especially when we have no one else by our side. As for this pandemic situation,…

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Schizophrenia: Living With The Illness

Source: artforhousewives.files.wordpress.com The auditorium was filled with nurses, social workers, physicians, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals during the 2017 Schizophrenia Conference. They were there to listen, learn, and participate in the discussion of schizophrenia and the concurrent disorders that may accompany it. There were different speakers for different topics that were related to Schizophrenia…

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Beat Anxiety With Your Hobby

Exams, skipping classes, job interviews, new projects, dates. These are just some of the things that make us feel anxious.  Almost all of us have experienced that sensation of momentary butterflies in our stomach.  But anxiety can be a grave problem, debilitating and crippling someone’s ability to function normally. You feel like you’re repeating patterns…

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Solution Focused Therapy Helps Battle Addiction

Alcohol and drugs obviously create altered states of mind, but overeating, gambling, or having a sex addiction do as well. — Wendy Salazar, MFT There are a wide array of options of therapies drug rehabilitation offers.  Each person who has addiction has specific needs, and each case is unique and that different treatments are offered.

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My Lover Is An Impostor (Capgras Syndrome)

  Ever imagine how you would feel when one day your partner no longer recognizes you but instead telling you to get out of the house because you are just an impostor trying to copy everything his husband is.  And then later it will be other members of the family, could be the mom and…

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Body Integrity Identity Disorder Helps Me Understand My Transgender Partner (Mental Stress Of Having Unwanted Limb)

Transgender brains are a hot topic nowadays, but I never thought that researching concerning this topic would lead me to an issue of body integrity identity disorder which kind of come as awful to me, questioning how these people think. Due to social norms and constraints, folx from queer and trans communities are typically compelled…

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Mental Struggle Of A Mother Dying Of Cancer

They say that dying of cancer is the sweetest and best way to die, but no matter what, death is still painful for those that will be left behind and to the one who is going away, especially if she is a mother.  A mother who worries about the welfare of her family that brings…

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Psychological Issues Of A Hoarder Affects Family (A Hoarder Mom)

One day, I received an email from a prospective client who is troubled by her mother’s hoarding problem.  She said she wanted to help her mother, but she has no idea what is going on with her and what she is supposed to do.

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