Tag: psychotherapy

How to Help Someone with Schizophrenia

As a loved one to someone struggling with schizophrenia, it’s in your best interest to offer help whenever possible. However, being that schizophrenia is such a complex disease that affects everyone differently, it can be difficult to tell how to help your loved one. Often, people with schizophrenia struggle with relationships (friends, family, significant others),

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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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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.

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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What is a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (better known as PTSD) is a mental disorder which is precipitated by a distressing event. The victim either experiences the event or witnesses it firsthand. It’s common for people who experience a traumatic event to then go through a short period of adjustment and coping. However, the majority of these people will

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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).