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The Most Common Disorders that Co-Occur with Addiction

May 26th, 2022 - Leave a Comment

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 - Leave a Comment

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 - Leave a Comment

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 - Leave a Comment

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 - Leave a Comment

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 - Leave a Comment

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 - Leave a Comment

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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Are Trigger Warnings Really Necessary For Mental Health?

October 26th, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Many people have an adverse reaction to the phrase “trigger warning.” They see it as a kind of coddling as if it is proof that people are getting too sensitive. After all, do you really need to warn people before you speak about sensitive topics? Doesn’t that place another barrier in the way of open …

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How Do I Know If I Should Change Therapists?

September 27th, 2021 - Leave a Comment

The first time I went to therapy, I had no idea what to expect. I knew that I needed to work on my anxiety, as it was preventing me from moving forward in life. I knew that I felt stuck. But I had no idea what could be done about it. Fortunately, my therapist seemed …

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3 Mental Health Lessons Learned From The Pandemic

August 25th, 2021 - Leave a Comment

The pandemic is not over. Far from it. Some countries are still struggling to attain and distribute vaccines. In the US, vaccine hesitancy has led to a new wave of full ICUs in certain regions. However, we are approaching the tailend of the pandemic, and we can look back with some hindsight at the events …

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