Grief & Loss: What is it and What Does it Look Like? Grief is the name given to that pain of mind we endure when we have suffered a deprivation of something or someone that we love. Grieving is the process that we must go through, the psychological tasks that we must perform, in order [...]
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Recognize the Common Causes Behind Mental Health Issues Among Women Women, for thousands of years, have faced depreciating terms such as being called hysterical, weaker gender or crazy, when struggling with mental health disorders. In today’s society, women feel the pressures from attempting to balance home life, child care barriers, employment, and trying to find [...]
Recognizing the Symptoms and Getting Help At American Behavioral Clinics, we are experienced in treating the two types of attention-related psychological illnesses that individuals can experience. These two different types are Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Common symptoms of ADHD include difficulties with organization, focus, self-control, excessive talking, fidgeting, disruptive behavior, [...]
Do You Struggle to Control Your Anger? Anger itself is not a problem – it is how a person handles it. Consider the nature of anger, as well as how to manage anger and what to do when confronted by someone whose anger is out of control. Anger is a natural response to perceived threats. [...]
Signs You Most Likely Have From Anxiety and Panic Attacks? Anxiety is a normal part of life. Everyone experiences anxiety over a presentation, test, or work-related problems. However, when that anxiety does not fade, worsens over time and affects your daily life in a negative way then it may be an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders [...]
How to Stop Gambling and Reign Control of Your Life In addition to substance use as an addiction, problem gambling is also an addiction. For most of us, gambling is a casual and harmless pastime. It has about the same impact on our day-to-day lives as participating in a weekly bowling league or holding season [...]
Recovery Options For Drug And Alcohol Abuse Despite the awareness campaigns on the dangers of drugs and alcohol, substance abuse is a common and increasingly growing problem in the U.S. that claims the lives of users every day. Often it seems as though every week there is a new drug that people are quickly becoming [...]
How to Know if You or a Loved One Has Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder that is characterized by cycles of “low” and “high” mood. These are also called depression and mania stages. Changes between the cycles can happen rapidly and cause impairment in functioning depending on the severity of the symptoms. [...]
Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences Significant life events — such as the death of a family member, friend, or pet; divorce or a move; abuse; trauma; a parent leaving on military deployment; or a major illness in the family — can cause stress that might lead to problems with behavior, mood, sleep, appetite, and academic [...]
Living With Depression? Depression is one of the most common psychological disorders that plague our modern society. It is estimated that 1 in 7 adults will experience a depression of significant magnitude to warrant obtaining treatment. Since virtually everyone considers themselves to be depressed at one time or another, the term depression is not easily [...]