Terms and Titles
These articles describe common mental health terminology and define specific careers a psychologist or mental health practitioner can pursue.
Have you ever been in a situation that caused you distress because you were holding two conflicting beliefs at once? This mental discomfort, called cognitive dissonance, is most often reduced or eliminated by utilizing these three common strategies.
International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 10
Have you ever wondered how they came up with what classifies a ´mental disorder?´ This article provides a look at how researchers have come up with the ICD - or international classification of diseases.
Most, if not all, of us were raised to never lie. As we grew up, we learned about the variations in lying from the sometimes acceptable “white lie” to the more severe form of lying—malingering.
While many disorders, such as depression and anxiety-related illnesses, vacillate in symptom presence and intensity, people with a personality disorder have a more permanent, characterological disorder that defines who they are and how they see themselves, others, and the world around them.
Projection, Rationalization, Repression and more
Psychological Defense Mechanisms P to R
The Forensic Psychologist
It is fascinating to watch forensic psychologists and FBI agents solve vicious crimes in popular movies such as Silence of the Lambs and Mr. Brooks. While investigating murders is a component of the profession, it is only one of the many areas where a forensic psychologist’s talents are utilized.
What are Psychological Defense Mechanisms?
Learn about different defense mechanisms some may use to cope with impulsive feelings or anxiety. Inside you will find defense mechanisms listed alphabetically A to D. The rest of them E-Z will be found under the "glossary of terms" subject title.
What is Mental Illness
Mental illness can be difficult to understand and often society has a hard time not making fun of it. A clear and concise definition of what it is - and isn´t.
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Psychosis is a misunderstood symptom of many mental illnesses. Here is an explanation in plain English.
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