Tag: mentality

What is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)?

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health condition that manipulates the way you imagine yourself and those around. The symptoms associated with this disorder often cause complications in day-to-day life [1]. These include, but aren’t limited to: Compulsivity Instability in relationships Misrepresented self-image Unstable and intense emotions Due to these difficulties, many people with

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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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Bipolar Disorder and Romance: How to Manage

Many people with bipolar disorder tend to not mention the condition when they first meet somebody. But as symptoms persist, it becomes inevitable people with the mental illness must reveal their dark secret. When it comes to relationships, handling a loved one’s bipolar disorder can be extremely difficult. The manic episodes a person goes through often

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The Depravity of His Mind

There was this one time when I was a child. My family and I had taken a vacation to San Diego. I was boogie boarding when suddenly, on the beach’s distant shore, I saw my father and mother screaming my way. A moment of fear struck me simply because I trusted their distress. I turned

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Albert Camus: Suicide and the Meaning of Life

“There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest – whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories – comes afterwards. These are games.” –

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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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