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Psychopathic Personality and How It Develops

Psychopathic Personality and How It…

Psychopathic personality (or the personality of a psychopath) may be hardwired from birth or may be influenced by external factors; it seems to depend on...

3 Key Coping Strategies for Bipolar Mania

3 Key Coping Strategies for Bipolar…

Coping strategies for bipolar mania are critical in order to minimize the negative effects this mood can have on a person’s life. These coping skills are...

Psychological Effects of Alcohol

Psychological Effects of Alcohol

Alcohol is a depressant, so one of the chief effects of alcohol on the brain is to depress central nervous system functioning which may be...

What is Bipolar 2 Disorder? Bipolar II Symptoms

What is Bipolar 2 Disorder? Bipolar…

{media id=5226, layout=blog} Bipolar 2 disorder (also seen as bipolar II disorder) is a mental illness and one of four types of bipolar disorder. These disorders...

Depression Self-Assessment: Do I Have Hard to Treat Depression?

Depression Self-Assessment: Do I Ha…

In order to evaluate whether you fall into the category of hard to treat depression, consider these questions: I have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder. I...

Reference Article for Anxiety Self-…

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, Fifth edition. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association. Asnis, G.M., Caneva, E., & Henderson, M.A. (2012)...

Signs of Self-Stigma: Do You Stigmatize Yourself?

Signs of Self-Stigma: Do You Stigma…

Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: Signs of Self-Stigma: Do You Stigmatize Yourself? From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs Video: Bipolar Stigma: You Don't Look...

Is My Teen College Ready Or College Unready?

Is My Teen College Ready Or College…

What are some of the signs that my high school senior is not ready for living away at college next year? Much has been written about...

How Myths About Mental Illness Hurt Us All

How Myths About Mental Illness Hurt…

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: How Myths About Mental Illness Hurt Us All Help Spread Awareness of Mental Illness Most Popular...

What Mental Illness Do I Have?

What Mental Illness Do I Have?

{media id=7477, layout=blog}     What mental Illness do I have? When people are experiencing difficulties that go beyond normal stress, when they find relationships crumbling, when they...

Seasonal Affective Disorder Article…

What is Seasonal Depression Disorder? Symptoms, Treatment Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Symptoms – Who's At Risk SAD Light: Seasonal Depression Light Therapy for SAD How to Beat the...

End the Isolation Caused by Mental Illness

End the Isolation Caused by Mental …

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: End the Isolation Caused by Mental Illness From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs Video: Bipolar Disorder...

Therapy for Schizophrenia

Therapy for Schizophrenia

Therapy for Management of Schizophrenia While medication is considered the primary treatment for schizophrenia, therapy for schizophrenia is also critical in successful management of schizophrenia. Therapies...

OCD in Children: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

OCD in Children: Signs, Symptoms, C…

Obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and teens has become more common in recent years. About one in every 200 American children suffers from OCD (What is...

Personality Disorders List

Personality Disorders List

The following personality disorders list may help you understand the ten personality disorders (types of personality disorders) as well as their similarities and differences. At...

Depression and Attention, Concentration Problems

Depression and Attention, Concentra…

Does Depression Affect Concentration? Unfortunately, depression is associated with several types of cognitive deficits and one area of deficit is in attention. An inability to focus...

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Different Mental Disorders and Their Challenges

Different Mental Disorders and Thei…

  There are numerous different mental disorders, and they all have their challenges. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), the official...

When Mental Illness Makes You Oversensitive

When Mental Illness Makes You Overs…

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: When Mental Illness Makes You Oversensitive From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs Video: Why People Don't...

ADHD Support for Parents of ADD, ADHD Children

ADHD Support for Parents of ADD, AD…

Is ADD support necessary for parents of children with ADHD? Parenting is difficult, even under the best of circumstances. Parenting a child with a neurological...

Effects of Self-Harm, Self-Injury

Effects of Self-Harm, Self-Injury

The effects of self-harm, also known as self-injury and self-mutilation, are varied and are both physical and psychological. While the physical effects of self-injury might...

Mental Illness Isn’t All-Encompassing

Mental Illness Isn’t All-Encompassi…

Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: Mental Illness Isn’t All-Encompassing From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs Video: Bipolar Disorder and College at 19 Years Old...

Symptoms of Anorexia - Signs of Anorexia You Should Know

Symptoms of Anorexia - Signs of Ano…

The symptoms of anorexia can be obvious or hidden, but knowing them will help you to catch this deadly disease and help yourself or the...

Histrionic Personality Disorder Symptoms, Diagnosis

Histrionic Personality Disorder Sym…

Histrionic personality disorder symptoms don't typically cause problems at work, school, or in social situations unless they are severe. Personality disorders show a pervasive and...

Overeating Videos: Binge Eating Hel…

Compulsive binge eating tends to isolate the binge eater and decrease their self-esteem, making it less likely that the compulsive binge eater will get help...

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