Tag: thoughts

What to do About Intrusive Thoughts

Intrusive thoughts are more than a nightmare for people suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). They’re a bizarre behavior of the human brain that can happen to anyone. You ever just going about your day when – out of nowhere – you suddenly imagine a strange image or think up an unsettling thought? These thoughts can

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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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Are Nietzsche’s Beliefs on Nihilism Good for Mental Health?

When it comes to how to handle mental health, we each take our own approach. Though some of us take the approach suggested by all mental health professionals – treatment through therapy and medication – others seek out ways to self-medicate. Philosophy has a way of helping us not only understand our thoughts but the

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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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How to Prevent Suicide: Warning Signs, Symptoms, and What You Can Do.

A deeper look into what each of us can do to prevent suicide in an at-risk individual.