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  • Could you recognize someone with narcissistic personality disorder? Is your co-worker, family member or lover a narcissist? Learn how to spot the telltale signs of narcissism, before it's too late!

    9 Danger Signs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    9 Danger Signs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    by C L Grant1

  • Find out how to cope with stress more effectively by knowing what kind of stress you're experiencing!

    The Four Types of Stress

    The Four Types of Stress

    by JohnMello42

  • With TV shows like Hoarders putting the national spotlight on hoarding, much has been learned about this debilitating disorder. But is hoarding more than just an anxiety disorder?

    Are Hoarders Actually Narcissists?

    Are Hoarders Actually Narcissists?

    by The Little Shaman22

  • Gambling addiction is one of the hardest problems to stop. It can be an all-consuming behavior that can result in some very bad consequences. Here are ten ways to stop gambling forever.

    Twelve Ways to Stop Gambling Addiction Forever

    Twelve Ways to Stop Gambling Addiction Forever

    by Michelle Tee931

  • Bed bug related anxiety, paranoia, and stress can be difficult to deal with. Learn how to cope with the stress with the stress of having bed bugs. Understand how bed bugs cause stress and anxiety in both yourself and your children.

    How Chronic Bed Bug Paranoia Makes You Feel

    How Chronic Bed Bug Paranoia Makes You Feel

    by Melody Collins6

  • Bipolar disorder is a serious, disabling condition that progresses with severe mood swings emanating from displeasure, loss of interest, sadness, and hopelessness. The hypomanic or manic depression in bipolar disorder leads to euphoria and irrational thinking.

    How Does Bipolar Disorder Impact the Brain, and Are There Remedies?

    How Does Bipolar Disorder Impact the Brain, and Are There Remedies?

    by Dr Khalid Rahman3

  • The article lists signs and symptoms of serotonin syndrome and the drugs associated with serotonin syndrome. Risk and prevalence rates show a rising risk that is going unrecognized. Legal considerations are included. Serotonin syndrome can be prevented only by educating providers and patients.

    Serotonin Syndrome (Toxicity)

    Serotonin Syndrome (Toxicity)

    by Kim Harris2

  • The Highly Sensitive Man is an often overlooked subgroup of HSPs. HS men often face unique challenges in a society that still perceives male sensitivity as "weakness." How does an HS Man cope?

    HSP Topics: Understanding the Highly Sensitive Man

    HSP Topics: Understanding the Highly Sensitive Man

    by Peter Messerschmidt27

  • This article is about the "moral injury" that many veterans experience, which may lead to or be accompanied by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

    Veterans and Moral Injury

    Veterans and Moral Injury

    by Ezria Copper0

  • This article discusses and reviews several books on the topic of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) - a disorder that does not get nearly enough attention.

    What Is Narcissism?  Top Three Book Picks

    What Is Narcissism? Top Three Book Picks

    by Wendy Golden22

  • In cutting-edge research, an American neuroscientist is trying to understand the brain function of the serial killer.

    Inside a Psychopath’s Brain

    Inside a Psychopath’s Brain

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • I have written a 12-step programs for depression. These are the things that helped me get well and enjoy life again. They are not easy steps to take, but the rewards are amazing.

    Depression:  Living Without It

    Depression: Living Without It

    by Sue Pratt8

  • To be a good caregiver for a patient with dementia, the person needs energy, determination, courage, and understanding. However, they also need insight, self-motivation, and enormous amount of self-care. A carer who doesn't care enough for themselves will emotionally and physically burn themselves out.

    Caring for a Person With Dementia — Assessment

    Caring for a Person With Dementia — Assessment

    by Mohan Kumar28

  • EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprogramming) therapy is useful in treating many anxiety and panic disorders. Learn how to self-administer this therapy anytime and anyplace.

    How to Self-Administer EMDR Therapy

    How to Self-Administer EMDR Therapy

    by Audrey Kirchner11

  • Like any drug, alcohol is dangerous to the abuser's body, brain, and nervous system. In order to repair the damage, it is important to understand the effects of alcohol abuse.

    How to Reverse Damage From Alcohol Abuse

    How to Reverse Damage From Alcohol Abuse

    by Roxanne Lewis44

  • Limerence is an overwhelmingly strong romantic experience, triggered in obsession-prone people; the 'limerent' cycles between destabilizing euphoria and despair. In this article, I shine a light on the psychology accompanying this neurochemical phenomenon and share how you can overcome the pain.

    How to Overcome Limerence: The Psychology of Obsessive Love

    How to Overcome Limerence: The Psychology of Obsessive Love

    by Lucy9

  • For a long time, methadone detox/maintenance coupled with Narcotics Anonymous meetings was the only way to treat drug abuse long-term on an outpatient basis. A discussion of suboxone and subutex.

    Drug Addiction Treatment:  Suboxone & Subutex

    Drug Addiction Treatment: Suboxone & Subutex

    by becauseilive231

  • Discusses imaging techniques determining causal factors of addiction, as well as a study showing that signs of cravings are apparent for days, and possibly even weeks or months, after death.

    How Addiction Hijacks Our Brain Even After Death

    How Addiction Hijacks Our Brain Even After Death

    by Natalie Frank5

  • There can be many different causes of social anxiety disorder: biological, environmental, unpleasant life experiences, current life stresses, and difficulties coping with different life stages.

    What Causes Social Anxiety Disorder - Why Me?

    What Causes Social Anxiety Disorder - Why Me?

    by Kawai3

  • The psychological roots of anxiety and practical tips for managing it. When you understand the psychology of anxiety, you will be better equipped to manage its physical symptoms.

    How to Conquer Anxiety

    How to Conquer Anxiety

    by Nordy37

  • Do you know someone who you suspect to be a sociopath? Or do you wonder if you yourself may be a sociopath? Review the common symptoms below and put your speculation to rest!

    Symptoms of a Sociopath

    Symptoms of a Sociopath

    by Simone Haruko Smith54

  • A wide range of distressing experiences such as physical injury, illness, death, and natural disasters could cause trauma. But while your life might never the same again, you can recover.

    12 Steps to Recover From Traumatic Experiences

    12 Steps to Recover From Traumatic Experiences

    by Yvette Stupart PhD9

  • Structural Family Therapy (SFT) is an approach that focuses on the family structure, its interactions, and its hierarchy—in order to influence change in individuals and the entire family.

    A Guide to Structural Family Therapy

    A Guide to Structural Family Therapy

    by Yvette Stupart PhD27

  • Cognitive distortions are irrational or unhelpful patterns of thinking that anybody can start to follow, whether or not they are aware of them. If these thoughts are not identified and addressed, they can have devastating effects on your mental and physical health.

    How Do You Overcome Cognitive Distortions?

    How Do You Overcome Cognitive Distortions?

    by Gupi4

  • People who are close to someone with anxiety may feel helpless when they watch friends or family members suffer. Learn 5 practical tips for helping someone with anxiety right now.

    How to Help Someone With Anxiety Right Now

    How to Help Someone With Anxiety Right Now

    by Kawai3

  • Surprisingly, there isn't one bit of evidence or research for the popular idea that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance. The pharmaceutical companies makes lots of money out of it, though.

    Depression: Not Caused by a Chemical Imbalance

    Depression: Not Caused by a Chemical Imbalance

    by Tessa Schlesinger7

  • Covert narcissists, also known as stealth or closet narcissists, get away with mental and emotional abuse. They are mastermind manipulators and work behind-the-scenes to control their victim.

    How to Spot a Covert Narcissist

    How to Spot a Covert Narcissist

    by Marc Hubs134

  • How do you know if you're depressed? What's the difference between depression and just being down in the dumps about something? Take the quiz below to test yourself, and also have a look at the symptoms below—though nothing beats seeing a professional for diagnosis and help, this guide might help you make an initial analysis.

    Am I Depressed Quiz—How to Tell If You're Depressed

    Am I Depressed Quiz—How to Tell If You're Depressed

    by Simone Haruko Smith48

  • I spent half my life suffering with panic disorder. Although I haven’t had a panic attack in years, I remember them all too well. This article discusses the techniques that worked for me.

    The Best Way to Stop Panic Attacks

    The Best Way to Stop Panic Attacks

    by meloncauli20

  • How do you shut a narcissist down in an argument? How do you prevent arguments from happening in the first place? Read on to find out.

    How to Shut the Narcissist Down

    How to Shut the Narcissist Down

    by The Little Shaman3

  • This article explores some of the reasons behind addictions to nicotine, food, and alcohol, as well as the potential to overcome and recover from their control.

    The Struggles of Overcoming Addictions

    The Struggles of Overcoming Addictions

    by Colleen Swan15

  • Maybe you've heard the term Highly Sensitive Person, or HSP, and wondered what it means, and whether it applies to you. There's a lot more to being an HSP than just getting your feelings hurt easily.

    The Highly Sensitive Person: An Introduction

    The Highly Sensitive Person: An Introduction

    by Peter Messerschmidt53

  • Dealing with a narcissist is an irritating and draining experience. Living with one is even worse. In this article, I share what I've learned about how to avoid falling prey to a narcissist.

    How to Outsmart a Narcissist

    How to Outsmart a Narcissist

    by Jennifer McLeod106

  • Behaviors can be analyzed clearly through the useful tool of behavioral chains. Because thoughts influence emotions and behaviors, behaviors can be traced back to thoughts and feelings.

    Behavioral Chain Analysis: A CBT Tool

    Behavioral Chain Analysis: A CBT Tool

    by Blake Flannery2

  • On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed COVID-19 as pandemic. One of the underlying cause of the infection is weak immune system. Stress greatly affects the immune system of an individual. Looking at the positive things in the midst of this outbreak will lessen anxiety.

    Positive Effects of Covid-19

    Positive Effects of Covid-19

    by Pinky de Garcia2

  • Warning signs are those symptoms and behaviors that occur before a mental health crisis event. Each person has a unique set of symptoms. Know your signs and what to do if you experience them.

    43 Mental Health Warning Signs to Recognize

    43 Mental Health Warning Signs to Recognize

    by Blake Flannery12

  • Although you may have the best intentions and mean well, enabling an addict actually contributes to their addiction. Learn the warning signs of enabling behavior and how to break the toxic cycle.

    How to Stop Enabling a Drug Addict

    How to Stop Enabling a Drug Addict

    by Sharon Smith106

  • With thousands of patients critically ill, the COVID-19 is certainly nothing to trivialize. We are currently in the middle of an enforced quarantine state, which can be infuriating and claustrophobic for an ENFP or ENTP who thrives off social stimulation and adventures. Here are five ways to cope.

    5 Tricks to Survive the Coronavirus Quarantine as an ENFP or ENTP

    5 Tricks to Survive the Coronavirus Quarantine as an ENFP or ENTP

    by Lucy1

  • Mental illness permeates all areas of our world. With an estimated 1/4 of Americans suffering from a diagnosed mental illness, it's no surprise that Hip-Hop artists have been touched as well.

    It's Dark and Hell Is Hot: Mental Illness in Hip-Hop

    It's Dark and Hell Is Hot: Mental Illness in Hip-Hop

    by Camille Harris0

  • This article discusses possible changes someone might make in their lifestyle following the experiences of a pandemic. During the pandemic we have been taught some new lifestyle behaviors and they may continue after the pandemic has ended. Social distance is one of the most

    Future Coronavirus Lifestyle Changes

    Future Coronavirus Lifestyle Changes

    by Pamela Oglesby72

  • Workaholics' lives are out of balance because they spend most of their time working, or thinking about work. This work focus could affect their physical and emotional health and relationships.

    Workaholism: Challenges and Steps to Recovery

    Workaholism: Challenges and Steps to Recovery

    by Yvette Stupart PhD17

  • Sociopaths can be very charming, which makes them hard to spot. Even the smartest among us can be duped by a sociopath.

    How to Recognize a Sociopath

    How to Recognize a Sociopath

    by sociopath-free258

  • Everyone knows that cigarette smoke is harmful to you, but what do cigarettes do? How does it cause cancer, and what inside it makes it bad for you?

    Cigarette Smoking Facts

    Cigarette Smoking Facts

    by Angela Michelle Schultz9

  • The stigma surrounding methadone as treatment for opiate addiction is strong. This article seeks to dispel some of the myths related to MMT, which I successfully used to conquer my heroin addiction.

    5 Myths About Methadone Treatment

    5 Myths About Methadone Treatment

    by becauseilive265

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