Behavior Disorders

About Self-Harm

2022-06-30T10:25:40-05:00

Self-harm can be defined as any attempt to bring harm to oneself on purpose. Usually, the goal is not suicide but the release of painful emotions. While the media often shows a teenager cutting on themselves, it can also include scratching, burning, hitting themselves, pulling out hair or picking at wounds. Who Participates in Self-harming [...]

About Self-Harm2022-06-30T10:25:40-05:00

Is Narcissistic Personality Order Inherited or Developed Over Time?

2022-04-27T16:28:47-05:00

Narcissistic Personality Order People with narcissistic personalities feel that they are superior to others. They often take great offense at the slightest criticism. These people tend to exploit others. If you know someone narcissistic, you may wonder if this is a learned behavior or if genetics plays a role. The answer is that [...]

Is Narcissistic Personality Order Inherited or Developed Over Time?2022-04-27T16:28:47-05:00

Facts About Bipolar Disorder

2022-03-18T14:37:36-05:00

Bipolar Mental Disorder   Bipolar disorder is the sixth leading cause of disability in the world. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 2.6% of people living in America have bipolar disorder. Still, it often is hard to get correctly diagnosed because the emotional highs often occur in very short cycles. [...]

Facts About Bipolar Disorder2022-03-18T14:37:36-05:00

Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

2021-11-15T11:08:20-06:00

  Many parents wonder if their child has an obsessive-compulsive disorder or is just going through a different childhood phase. For example, the child may insist on putting on their clothes in the same way daily and will take their clothes off and put them on again if they do it in the wrong order. [...]

Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder2021-11-15T11:08:20-06:00

Break The Cycle of Overthinking  

2021-06-25T10:16:19-05:00

  Merriam-Webster defines Overthinking as “ To think too much about (something): to put too much time into thinking about or analyzing (something) in a way that is more harmful than helpful”. Most everyone can at times have overthinking episodes where unpleasant thoughts and memories play and replay themselves over and over. Oftentimes, this can happen when [...]

Break The Cycle of Overthinking  2021-06-25T10:16:19-05:00

School Interactions: Issues for Children with Mental Health Challenges

2020-07-31T19:05:37-05:00

Children who face challenges with their mental health often struggle with learning in school, as well as navigating the social and interpersonal interactions that take place in a traditional learning environment.   Studies have shown that 1 in 10 youth has a mental health issue severe enough to negatively affect or impair their ability to function at school, home, and within their communities. And, 1 [...]

School Interactions: Issues for Children with Mental Health Challenges2020-07-31T19:05:37-05:00

Seasonal Affective Disorder Can Strike in Summer

2020-03-16T21:24:53-05:00

Summer Affecting Your Mental Health? If you find yourself struggling with your mental health in the summer, you’re not alone. Many people know about seasonal affective disorder (SAD), associating it mostly with an increase of depressive symptoms in the winter. People who suffer from SAD in the winter may sleep more (hypersomnia), withdraw socially, overeat, [...]

Seasonal Affective Disorder Can Strike in Summer2020-03-16T21:24:53-05:00

Stress, Depression and the Holidays: How to Make the Season Brighter

2020-03-16T21:24:12-05:00

  The holidays are ideal for spending time with family and friends and are seen as a joyous time of year. However, anxiety and depression are also especially common during the holidays, since planning trips, buying gifts and hosting get-togethers can be significantly stressful. Here are some ways to keep your mental health intact as [...]

Stress, Depression and the Holidays: How to Make the Season Brighter2020-03-16T21:24:12-05:00