holiday stress

How to Cope with Holiday Stress

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We might enter the holiday season feeling nostalgic. We remember beautiful memories of holidays past, and have lots of ideas to make this year an amazing season. No matter how sincere our intentions are to be festive and jolly at Christmastime,…
What are the early warning signs of psychosis

What Are the Early Warning Signs of Psychosis?

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If you or a loved one is experiencing the signs of a psychotic episode it can be an extremely frightening experience. Psychosis refers to a loss of contact with reality, when perceptions are altered to the point that it is difficult to know…
how to ask for help with depression

How to Ask for Help With Depression

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I’m fine, how are you?” This reflexive response to the routine “How are you” question is many times a bold-faced lie. How much easier it seems in the moment to just lie about how we really are rather than deal with our own personal…
is burnout a mental illness

Is Burnout a Mental Illness?

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Anyone who has experienced job burnout knows it is awful, but is burnout a mental illness? According to the newest revisions to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Classification of Diseases, or ICD-11, burnout is new recognized…
how to stop self destructive behavior

How to Stop Self Destructive Behavior

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Men and women who carry out self destructive behavior demonstrate the habit over and over again without repose. These behaviors include every aspect of life, from work to family to romantic relationships; the list literally goes on forever.…
constant panic attacks

When Constant Panic Attacks Impair Daily Life

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Panic disorder can be a very debilitating condition, to the point where staying in the safety and comfort of one’s home seems like the best solution. But isolating oneself in order to avoid the potential panic attacks only leads to more impairment,…
signs of mania bipolar

Signs Of Mania Bipolar

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Hypomania and mania represent the manic episodes that come with bipolar disorder. While the signs of mania bipolar may at first seem to be a pleasant diversion from the dark depressive episodes that represent the opposite side of the disorder,…
hair pulling anxiety disorder

What is Hair Pulling Anxiety Disorder?

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Impulse control disorders come in many forms. These behavioral disorders involve an involuntary compulsion to engage in a behavior, such as gambling, binge eating, reckless high-risk acts, skin picking, or stealing. Another type of impulse behavior…
losing job due to depression

How to Protect Yourself From Losing a Job Due to Depression

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Can You Lose Your Job For Having Depression? Imagine being stricken with an unexpected medical condition that ended up sabotaging your ability to perform your usual job duties. Maybe it is an autoimmune disease or cancer—any life-impairing…
Signs of Bipolar Depression Relapse

Signs of Bipolar Depression Relapse

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Living with bipolar disorder can be seen as an exercise in both patience and proactive planning. Patience, because the fact is that bipolar disorder is a chronic and complex mental health disorder that is ever shifting, and proactive planning…