Tag: medical

Why You Should Be Wary of Prescription Drugs

Just because the doctor said it was okay, doesn’t actually make it okay. One of the leading causes of the opioid epidemic is prescription drug abuse [1]. Many who receive specific medications develop an addiction they feel they have no control over. In turn, when these prescriptions run out, they turn to the streets to

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How Does PTSD Effect Sexual Assault Survivors?

A guide on sexual assault and the effects it has due to PTSD.

Did Ancient Philosophers Understand Mental Health?

A deeper look into how ancient philosophers viewed mental illness.

What is Sexual Obsession?

When it comes to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the main symptoms are unwelcomed thoughts, images, or ideas that don’t leave the mind and cause suffering. A subset of these symptoms is known as sexual obsession. This is when an idea or thought surrounding sexual activity continually preoccupies or intrudes on your mind. These can happen both with

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What is a Substance Abuse Disorder?

A substance abuse disorder is when a person uses drugs and/or alcohol to a point where it leads to major health problems or complications with his/her responsibility, such as work, school, or home. As the recent opioid epidemic tells us, substance abuse is a common mental illness within the United States. One of the biggest reasons

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5 Tips for Raising a Child with ADHD

Parents of children who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) may have many difficulties when it comes to raising their child. You may experience moments where you feel frustrated and overwhelmed with the responsibility of parenting. But, as you’re already aware, your parenting techniques lay a major role in the development of

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What is Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental illness which often results in long-lasting effects that are defined by disorderly, continuous thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions). There are many ways in which people with OCD relieve these feelings – from biting their nails to excessively cleaning everything in their living facility. The disorder can have a destructive

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What is Depression (or Major Depressive Disorder)?

Depression (or major depressive disorder) is a mental illness that negatively affects a person’s emotions, thought process, and activity. Though it is one of the most common mental health conditions, it’s also one of the most serious. As people with depression can find themselves developing other mental illness (such as anxiety or suicidal ideation).

How to Recognize and Reduce Anxiety

Everyone can expect to feel anxiety from time to time. Some people feel it under certain circumstances, such as in front of a group of people or when interviewing for a job. But others feel it on a consistent basis. Anxiety is a complicated disease which affects 40 million adults in America. It’s defined as

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What is a Bipolar Disorder?

A bipolar disorder, sometimes known as manic depression, is a mental health condition where those who suffer experience intense mood swings. Typically, an emotional high known as mania or hypomania and an emotional low known as depression. Both of these opposing emotions can come at random instances and are usually uncontrollable. Each of them has

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