Psychiatry Blog

What Is Compulsive Eating? Signs & Treatment
Compulsive eating is a common type of eating disorder. It can cause serious health issues linked to dietary habits, such as diabetes and high cholesterol. If you want to know more about compulsive eating, read further to find what it means, its symptoms, and treatment.   What is Compulsive Eating? Compulsive eating is characterized by a tendency to eat a higher quantity of food in a shorter duration of time. Patients with this disorder often continue to
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Mental Breakdown: What You Need to Know
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A mental breakdown is also known as a nervous breakdown, which is a term that would describe symptoms of intense emotional and mental distress. Such feelings may make it tough or impossible to perform daily tasks and/or function normally. However, some misconceptions fall around this term. While a mental breakdown is usually used to describe times when one’s normal functioning is disrupted due to extreme stress, this isn’t actually a medical diagnosis or psychiatric condition. Rather, a
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Borderline Personality Disorder Splitting: Symptoms & Care
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“Splitting” is a psychiatric term when an individual is unable to see alternatives.  Sometimes it is described as seeing everything as black or white.  It is considered a defense mechanism in those persons who suffer from borderline personality disorder (BPD). Splitting allows the person to reject anything they consider “bad”. They will only adopt or support those things “good,” no matter the risk or potential harm.  For them, there is no discussion or compromise, or negotiation. People
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How to Overcome Relocation Depression
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Relocation depression is a real thing. A 2016 study on young people under the age of 30, in the Netherlands and Germany show that those who had recently relocated experience a dip in feelings of well-being. This isn’t full blown clinical depression. But  data shows people generally feel down after moving to a new place. It just so happens you are more likely to encounter more triggers for depression when you move to a new place. Your
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Most Important Mental Health Facts
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Did you know one in 25 adults in the US alone experiences a severe mental illness in a given year? On a global scale, these mental health facts are staggering. Mental health significantly impacts our psychological and emotional wellbeing. As mental illnesses are becoming more common it helps to know the most important mental health facts. Taking a Look at the Mental Health Facts Mental Health Fact: Employees often try to cope with job stress using caffeine
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