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How to Manage Bipolar Depressive Episodes

People with bipolar disorder go through what’s known as episodes. These periods of both high and low feelings that come with their own respected set of symptoms [1]. People in a low period experience symptoms similar to standard depression. Feeling as though they aren’t themselves and having difficulty doing things they’d like. Luckily, there are

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20 Signs You Have ADHD

Have you found yourself having trouble paying attention at school? Do people often point out you’re not paying attention? Do you feel as though you’re developing (or have had) symptoms of ADHD? If so, you’re not alone. About 4.4% of the United State’s adult population suffers from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Yet, less than 20% of those

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What is Introverted Anxiety?

Not all introverts suffer from anxiety and extroverts are just as likely to struggle with the mental health condition. Yet, introverts are more likely to suffer from anxiety. When people experience introverted anxiety, they undergo two sets of symptoms. One set makes them feel better in situations where fewer stimuli are present – usually, in

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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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The Hypotheses of Schizophrenia

When one develops the psychiatric disorder known as schizophrenia, it disrupts regular cognitive abilities and conducts [1]. Normally, people aren’t diagnosed with the condition until their late-teens or throughout their adult life. Though, there are instances where children suffer from schizophrenia. When the mental illness initially makes its appearance, there are two distinct set of

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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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8 Ways to Cope With a Depressive Episode

Though some people suffer from major depression (or major depressive disorder) year-round, others experience episodes of the mental illness [1]. These are periods of two weeks or more where symptoms of depression are relentless. So much so, it can negatively affect important aspects of your life, including school and work. Furthermore, though these symptoms eventually leave,

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The Role of Society’s Expectations in Mental Health

“All the worlds a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits, and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.” – William Shakespeare When the great playwright said this, he was discussing just what we’re about to talk about today; social expectations. For a moment, consider

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