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When Bullying Triggers Adult Disorders

In a society where bullies can be found in social settings, one has to wonder how bullies become who they are. Bullies humiliate and injure those they believe are weaker than them. The question becomes what happens when these bullies who started  as children become adults? There have been studies indicating that bullies and victims […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sometimes I Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me: Living With Schizoaffective Disorder

Recently on CNN Health, a concerned father of an 18 year old daughter who has been repeatedly hospitalized, and ultimately diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder, asked, “Will my daughter ever recover her mental health?” For those of us who suffer from behavioral health maladies, this question is all too familiar. Is this a permanent condition? And, […]

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Psychosis But Where Afraid To Ask

I have suffered four psychotic breaks in my life, ranging greatly in intensity, and caused by greatly adverse reactions to medications (in this case, the condition can also be called psychotic delirium). The reality of the condition is far different from the stereotype of the psychotic person: one who is gravely dangerous to those nearby; […]

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Compulsive Lying: Blurring The Lines Of Truth

Most people have told one or two lies. Some have told more over the course of their existence, but once lies are told consistently without remorse, then you are faced with Compulsive Liar Disorder. Compulsive liars do so because they feel that telling the truth is not an option. To them, lying about anything is […]

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