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Adult ADHD and Relationships, Divisions of Labor

Adult ADHD and Relationships, Divisions of Labor

When we are in a relationship with another person, there are thing we excel at and there are things they excel at. Why not find out what you’re best at and what they are, and then tag team the heck out of life?

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Is Adult ADHD a “Mental Illness?”

Is Adult ADHD a “Mental Illness?”

I went to the worst doctor all time a few months ago because I was running out of my medication for my adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and couldn’t see my regular doctor up in Baltimore. When I was brought to his office by his admin, he didn’t get up from his chair to greet me and he was on his cell phone. Once off his cell phone, he said his name (forgetting to mention how lovely it was to meet me) and then had me tell him why I was there. At one point, he asked me: “Does your wife buy into your mental illness?”

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Do Not Let Wedding Season Stressors Turn into Self-Harm

Do Not Let Wedding Season Stressors Turn into Self-Harm

Being twenty-five years old, I am smack in the middle of a time when many friends and family members are either getting engaged, married or popping out babies. While I am perfectly content with my job, boyfriend and Miniature Schnauzer, it can cause overwhelming anxiety to those who feel as if they need to rush forward with certain parts of their lives.

We tend to focus on adolescents who self-harm because, well, that’s when most seem to struggle with it. However, even though I am unaware of the statistics, self-harm continues to be an issue for many even after high school graduation. I was twenty years old when my last cut was made, but who knows how many people in their twenties are still struggling with the need to self-injure?

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Bipolar Disorder Misdiagnosis Leads to Overdiagnosis

Bipolar Disorder Misdiagnosis Leads to Overdiagnosis

Doctors are experts in their field and, as such, when they give us a diagnosis of a mental health disorder like bipolar disorder, we believe them. However, doctors aren’t perfect and, unfortunately, there are times when an individual may be misdiagnosed. Some research indicates that less than half of individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder actually meet the diagnostic criteria when assessed by a structured clinical interview.

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Lose Codependency and Win Your Independence

Lose Codependency and Win Your Independence

Learn how to lose codependency and win your independence. Read this if you depend on someone else for self-approval--codependency hurts you more than you think.

Do you wonder if you suffer codependency? Are you dependent on someone or something else that is undependable? Are your identity, value and purpose dependent on the approval someone else? If so, you qualify as codependent. The good news is that you can lose codependence and win your independence.

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Are You Too Sensitive? Try These Tips to Be Less Sensitive

Stop feeling so sensitive and learn how to prevent your emotions from ruling your mood. Prepare yourself to feel more confident by trying these tips.

Are You Too Sensitive? Try These Tips to Be Less Sensitive

Stop feeling too sensitive and learn to prevent your emotions from ruling your mood. Feel more confident by trying these sensitivity tips.

Sometimes, I wish I had a giant bubble to protect myself from the harsh realities of the world. As a highly sensitive person, I can relate to the anguish and anxiety that many of my clients face. At times, it may feel like there is nothing you can do to lessen the intensity of emotions that you feel. This leads to lower self-confidence and certainly less happiness. Sure, a Teflon suit to deflect the bad vibes away and allow us to float through life with ease sounds fantastic, but the reality is we need to learn how to manage as a highly sensitive person in society.

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Separation Anxiety: It’s Not Just for Kids

Separation Anxiety: It’s Not Just for Kids

Separation anxiety – the term often conjures an image of a young child in distress, loudly crying and fiercely clinging to a parent. While that’s not inaccurate, it is incomplete. Separation anxiety disorder affects not just children, but adults; in fact, it actually affects more adults than kids (7% vs. 4%). And while adults typically don’t cling to a loved one, loudly wailing, people experiencing adult separation anxiety disorder (ASAD) do feel a very similar degree of distress at the thought of separation from a loved one.

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What are Vet Centers and How Can They Help Veterans?

What are Vet Centers and How Can They Help Veterans?

Returning from a deployment can be challenging in many ways and Vet Centers can help. Vet Centers are there to help combat veterans and their families through counseling, outreach and referrals. If you’re suffering from combat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or are experiencing other difficulties after returning from deployment, you should definitely look into these services which are always free and confidential.

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5 Important Reasons To Get Help For Your Fears and Anxieties

5 Important Reasons To Get Help For Your Fears and Anxieties

Getting professional help for dealing with your persistent fears and anxieties is the single most important step in your recovery. Many people are reluctant to get the help they need for various reasons. Making excuses of not getting the treatment for your anxiety problems will not solve the problem. Here are a few reasons on why getting help is important.

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The Future Of Schizophrenia

The Future Of Schizophrenia

A New Dawn for Schizophrenia

Slipping through the cracks of the mental health system is all to easy for people who suffer from schizophrenia. Some of us wander the streets homeless. Others, end up in shelters and community homes. Though this is a common scenario today, in the future it will be less so. As bleak as the present may seem for many people, there will be a time when people with schizophrenia will defy the stereotypes that are associated with our illness. The reasons for this are as follows:

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