Procrastination: Time-Management Problem or Disorder?


How many times have you told yourself that you’ll get to finish a certain task soon or that you’ll clean out that closet later? I know I have been guilty of putting off things I probably shouldn’t, but would you know if procrastinating becomes a problem? Procrastination by definition is “to put off intentionally the […]

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Schizophrenia: When Reality Hangs By A Thread


You’ve seen people who have conversations by themselves and wonder what they’re thinking. For those who don’t seem to know what’s real or not are suffering from Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that affects one’s perception of what’s real or unreal. It is believed that part of what causes schizophrenia may be the inability […]

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Five Ways To Aid A Loved One with Chronic Illnesses


Many important conversations regarding behavioral health is forestalled by a loved one and a sufferer’s reticence to approach a challenging topic with calmness and even grace. You don’t want to make an ill individual feel interviewed; chances are they’ve repeated these things many times, and will be open to sharing the experience, and the talk […]

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Treating Chemical Resistant Depression: There Is Hope


When one has a Major Depressive episode, outcomes of the greatest interest to medical intervention for both psychiatrists and patients are response, remission, recovery, relapse, and recurrence. Response is viewed as the very first treatment goal: is the patient’s depression magnified or minimized? This includes the diminishment of depressive traits, return to some level of […]

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I’m Not Taking That!: Why You Shouldn’t Write Off MAOIs


Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) were among the first antidepressants created, along with Tricyclics (TCAs). Even though they are still regarded as highly effective, they are traditionally regarded as a “last resort” medications, as new “safer” antidepressants (namely SSRIs) have been on the market. MAOIs require careful dietary restrictions that require one to limit foods that […]

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Ridding The Phobia Of Being Social: Social Anxiety Disorder

Public speaking was something I initially disliked doing when I was younger. I didn’t mind doing my own thing but when it involved standing in front of people, I froze. So many people get nervous when they have to speak in front of others or get so upset that they shut down. When the reaction […]

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