How to Treat Anxiety

How Do Professionals Treat Anxiety? Psychotherapy and medications are the two principal ways to treat anxiety.  Moderate to severe anxiety is typically best treated with both medication and therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy, also called CBT).  Let's discuss two main treatment options: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for Anxiety Medications for Anxiety...

Borderline Personality Disorder Splitting: Symptoms & Care

“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”....

Most Important Mental Health Facts

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...

What Is An Anxiety Doctor?

Anxiety is one of the most common symptoms of several psychological illnesses including depression, bipolar disorders, and panic attacks. It is common to experience mild to moderate anxiety before or during a stressful situation (ex. exams, giving a presentation, confrontation, etc.) Mild to moderate anxiety that occurs occasionally could be...

9 Common Adult ADHD Symptoms

Many people recognize ADHD symptoms in children, such as difficulty concentrating, hyperactivity, and impulsive behaviors. However, adult ADHD symptoms are not identical to children’s ADHD symptoms, making it harder to spot this condition in adults. ADHD affects approximately 4.4 percent of the adult population in the U.S., making it a...

How Compulsive Behavior Relates to OCD

To some extent, many of us suffer from some forms of compulsive behavior. This could be anything ranging from an innocent focus on making sure your door is locked or on cleaning stains on your clothes to dangerous compulsions such as compulsive hand-washing, cleaning, gambling, hoarding, or shopping. Dangerous compulsions...

Is Depression Genetic?

If you’re asking 'is depression genetic?', then you’re not alone. In this article, we’re going to explain how genes can have an impact on your mental health and whether or not depression is genetic. Depression can affect people of any age, shape, and size - but some people are more...

How to Stop an Anxiety Attack

Stopping an Anxiety Attack Learning how to stop an anxiety can be a daunting task.  However, learning some basic techniques with a little practice you can make a huge impact.  I am going to list some techniques below and describe how they can be practiced in the comfort of your...

Bipolar Depression Symptoms

Bipolar Depression Symptoms - An Overview The symptoms of bipolar disorder, also called bipolar depression or manic depresion, are not always easy to identify. There are two main areas to consider if you are determining if someone has symptoms of bipolar depression: Major Depressive Episodes: Major depressive episodes are one...

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