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5 Travel Tips for Anxious Travelers

September 5th, 2022 - Read more

I love to travel. Before the pandemic, I took an international trip at least once a year, with a couple of local trips in the mix as well. Travel has become something that is well within my comfort zone. But it wasn’t always this way. Having grown up with both general and social anxiety disorders, …

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Why Coming Out as Gay did not end My Depression

July 27th, 2022 - Read more

When I came out as gay at the age of twenty-four, I felt a huge weight off my shoulders. I had been hiding who I really was for most of my life. Letting go of that burden gave me hope for a happy, healthy future. However, a year later I went through the worst major …

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Can You Prevent PTSD After Trauma?

July 5th, 2022 - Read more

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become one of the most well-known mental illnesses. It is often spoken of in the context of survivors of sexual and physical assault, car crashes, and home intruders, military veterans and survivors of war, and people who have lost loved ones. PTSD occurs when an individual who went through trauma …

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The Most Common Disorders that Co-Occur with Addiction

May 26th, 2022 - Read more

One of the fundamental principles on which the best rehabs operate is that addiction rarely occurs in isolation. Rather, addiction is a mental illness that co-occurs with other disorders. Often, it is these other disorders that trigger the addiction. It can also be the other way around, with a dependence on drugs or alcohol leading …

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When Should You Go To Couples Therapy?

April 25th, 2022 - Read more

Couples therapy sounds very ominous to most people who are in relationships. The idea of going to see a therapist to talk about your relationship implies that something is terribly wrong. As such, couples therapy tends to be a last resort – a route is only taken when it is too late. But how do …

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3 Reasons People Neglect Their Hobbies (And How to Counter Them)

March 27th, 2022 - Read more

Do you have a hobby you have always wanted to pursue? If so, why haven’t you done so? The answer may not be as simple as a lack of time or resources. Many people neglect their hobbies even though they know pursuing them will bring pleasure and meaning. There are many internal narratives that may …

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Can Death Anxiety Be Treated?

February 22nd, 2022 - Read more

Death anxiety is a subject that almost no one wants to speak about. There’s a good reason for this. It is a terrifying issue that the majority of people face. The simple fact is that humans evolved by fighting for survival. Thinking or talking about death is always going to be uncomfortable at the very …

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What Is Mindfulness Therapy In DBT?

January 24th, 2022 - Read more

Mindfulness therapy has become one of the most popular methods of treating stress in the twenty-first century. This ancient practice has shown impressive results, having been brought into modern psychology by people like Jon Kabat-Zinn. Recently, a therapy module called dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) has become the primary treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and …

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Can Social Anxiety Treatment Help With Your Holiday Blues?

December 16th, 2021 - Read more

The societal expectation for December to be a joyful, festive time puts a lot of pressure on many people. While there are certainly those who love the festive season, many others experience the so-called holiday blues. Instead of feeling happiness and hope, they feel depression and anxiety. There are a number of reasons for this, …

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What Do My Dreams Mean?

November 28th, 2021 - Read more

Dreams have been a topic of interest for at least as long as recorded history. This is unsurprising, considering how strange dreams can be while feeling not only real, but important. Many cultures regarded dreams as portents, and some still do. However, psychologists see dreams as representing current issues people are facing. There have been …

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