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Anger is an emotion that has received a bad rap. As children, many of us were told, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” What happens when anger isn't expressed? And what benefits can expressing it have on our physical and psychological well-being?
It is estimated that 25% of the population suffers from some type of sleep disorder. Night terrors are episodes of intense fear during sleep. While there is no cure, there are some techniques and interventions that can greatly reduce the frequency and severity.
Hoarding affects approximately 4% of the US population. While it has been categorized as a subtype of obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), research has uncovered many differences. Learn about the unique features associated with hoarders and the differences between hoarding and OCD.
Psychosis on the Big Screen
Mental health disorders are often depicted on the big screen, from borderline personality disorder in the movie Fatal Attraction to dissociative disorder in Fight Club. But no one presents a more chilling and graphic case of psychosis than Jack Nicholson’s character in The Shining.
Do you know a child who speaks freely at home but does not utter a word in school or social situations? The child is not refusing to speak; he or she most likely has selective mutism. Read more about this rare disorder and the treatment techniques that can help.
Did you know that 2.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder is a brain disease characterized by shifts in a person's mood and ability to function. A treatment plan that combines medication and psychotherapy is optimal for managing the disorder over time.
The Psychology of Yoga
If you have ever taken a yoga class, you may remember how you felt afterward: invigorated, peaceful, relaxed. While many people practice yoga and enjoy the physical benefits —flexibility and strength—it can be a valuable practice for those experiencing stress, insomnia, anxiety, and depression.
Loneliness and being alone are often thought of as being the same. Many people believe that the person that spends most of their time alone must be lonely. This may not be the case. Learn the subtle difference, the causes of loneliness and the techniques one can use to help themselves feel better.
How happy are you? The field of Positive Psychology studies happiness and what makes life worth living. When one focuses on their strengths, it helps to reduce suffering in the future. Learn the five main building blocks to well-being and what you can do to help increase yours.
Anxiety disorders are on the increase and will affect 40 million adults in the United States each year. What has lead to such a large increase? While the symptoms of extreme worry and fear can be disabling at its worst, some levels of anxiety can be beneficial in certain situations.
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