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How the Brain Deals with Trauma

May 26th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How the Brain Deals with Trauma

When someone goes through a traumatic experience it not only affects them emotionally but it can affect their brain functioning as well. The intense stress that someone experiences during a traumatic event can cause lasting changes that can affect their ability to cope with problems in the future. In the most severe cases of trauma, …

Filed Under: Mental Health, PTSD

Maintaining Healthy Relationships with Borderline Personality Disorder

May 24th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How the Brain Deals with Trauma

Living with a mental illness like borderline personality disorder can be challenging especially when it comes to having relationships. People with this disorder live with a lot of pain and insecurity which can make it hard for them to connect with others in a healthy. Their relationships can become problematic and difficult especially when it …

Filed Under: Mental Health

Is Self-Care Alone Enough to Ease Anxiety?

May 20th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How the Brain Deals with Trauma

  There are many different aspects of wellness and many people may not realize how many steps it takes to relieve mental health issues like anxiety. The idea of self-care is a trendy new topic and although it can be useful for people dealing with a lot of stress, for someone with an anxiety disorder …

Filed Under: Anxiety

How Harmful is Blacking Out?

May 17th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How the Brain Deals with Trauma

  There is a noticeable difference between someone who is having a few social drinks with friends and a person who is binge drinking alcohol. A number of different physical symptoms tend to appear when someone is binge drinking such as stumbling, slurred speech and blacking out. These are typically signs that their alcohol consumption …

Filed Under: Addiction

The Connection Between Trauma and Substance Abuse

April 27th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How the Brain Deals with Trauma

There are many different factors that can play a role as far the reasons why someone develops an addiction. There may be genetic vulnerability, certain personality traits, health issues and situations that can cause a person to become addicted. One of the common problems that is seen among people that struggle with addiction is an …

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Contamination or Washing OCD

April 20th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How the Brain Deals with Trauma

People who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder sometimes have certain patterns of behavior that are associated with the illness. People with OCD often deal with intrusive and uncontrollable thoughts that cause a lot of anxiety for them. They tend to cope with these thoughts through repetitive behaviors that can take on different forms including washing, …

Filed Under: Anxiety

Sleep Problems in Early Sobriety

April 13th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How the Brain Deals with Trauma

There are certain symptoms that tend to come up when people are going through the recovery process after quitting an addiction. There are plenty of physical and emotional issues that accompany withdrawal, cravings and living life as a sober person. One of the most common complaints experienced during the early months of sobriety is insomnia …

Filed Under: Addiction

How Trauma Can Lead to Addiction

March 26th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How the Brain Deals with Trauma

When people struggle with addiction, there can be many different causes that lead them to continual substance abuse. Genetic factors are often a major issue with addiction, but the environment that a person grows up in and major events in their life can also play a role. Psychological trauma is one of the most common …

Filed Under: Addiction

Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

March 23rd, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How the Brain Deals with Trauma

Certain mental health issues can lead to behaviors that become actions to help soothe symptoms. These behaviors are often associated with an illness known as body-focused repetitive behavior disorder which is closely connected to other issues like anxiety. People who engage in these repetitive behaviors often do them subconsciously and find it difficult to reduce …

Filed Under: Mental Health

Ever Heard of Digital Hoarding?

March 16th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How the Brain Deals with Trauma

Most people are familiar with hoarding and the psychological issues associated with it. Hoarding leads to messy, cluttered homes and difficulty parting with items that you don’t use and don’t even need. But collecting items and developing a reluctance to get rid of them can also occur in the digital realm. Digital hoarding is a …

Filed Under: Mental Health