Category: Mental Health Challenges

Winter Depression Treatment, Light Therapy, Hugging, And Cuddling  

Some people who claim to have normal mental health almost all year round experience depression during the same period every year. Such condition is known as winter depression in which they may sleep too much or may show to have little energy.    

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Extreme Cases of Hoarding

Collecting or keeping things is part of our human nature; we do this for us to preserve the sentimental value behind everything we keep. We collect items such as dolls, cars, watches and the likes because it gives us the satisfaction of seeing things that we like. The art of collecting involves organized and careful…

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Paraphilias: How They Develop And Possible Treatments

As a complex human experience, sexuality manifests in patterns unique to each person, deriving from the way fantasy imagery merges with his or her sexual and emotional development. — Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. There is a great deal of controversy associated with deviant sexual behaviors and preferences. The definition of what is normal over aberrant or disordered…

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Five Interesting Mental Illness Syndromes

  The human mind is fascinating. The magnitude of creativity, ideas, thoughts, and memories it can process is endless. Due to this wonder of the mind, it is a subject of many research and studies most especially on topics of mental health, geniuses, childhood development disorders and many more. People are familiar with mental disorders…

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Identifying Mental And Emotional Abuse – Part 2

Source: pixabay.com Last week, we left off with signs of mental and emotional abuse. Symptoms like attacking the victim’s self-esteem, control on the person, and displaying accusations without basis. For this blog, more signs will be revealed, signs that you might think is normal, but in reality, it is already abuse.

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Helping Someone In Grief

The experience of grief is different for everyone, and it has no timetable. Grieving, however, is a necessary part of the coping and healing processes. — Jacqueline Pearce, MSEd, MHC Dealing with the death of a loved one is always challenging emotionally, and it can take a significant amount of time to reach the stage…

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Identifying Mental And Emotional Abuse – Part 1

Source: pixabay.com Abuse can come in many forms, not all being apparent and physically visible. Mental and emotional abuse is a more nefarious kind of abuse since it’s very hard for others and even yourself or the person being abused to detect when you are in the midst of it. Abuse of this kind seeks…

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Effects Of Prolonged Emotional Abuse – Part 2 (How To Recover)

Source: pixabay.com Although it is most often thought of in terms of intimate partner relationships, emotional abuse can occur in other types of relationships as well. Parent-child relationships, for example, can be marked by emotional abuse, sometimes continuing well into adulthood. —  Betsy Smith, MEd, LPC-S Last week, short term and long term effects of emotional…

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Effects Of Prolonged Emotional Abuse – Part 1

Source: pixabay.com “You are such a stupid woman.” “Useless piece of crap, that’s what you are.” “Worthless wife.” “Can’t you do anything right?” These are just some of the words women hear from their husbands, partners, or boyfriends, and yet, they silently accept it. True – words cannot create a physical wound. It can do…

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Why Seeing A Psychologist Is Good For Your Physical Health

People who endorse the belief that they can circumvent obstacles that get in the way of their goals are more successful. Not because of magical abilities or thoughts. More simply, people with “pathways thinking” access their mental energy more readily and devote greater effort to pursue the goals that they care about. — Todd B….

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