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The Effects of Adolescent Trauma

June 13th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
The Effects of Adolescent Trauma

  When young people are in their teenage years, there are going through a lot of difficult transitions that make life challenging for them. For those who experience trauma during their teenage years they are faced with even more issues that can sometimes lead to mental health and behavioral problems. The impact of trauma during …

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How the Brain Deals with Trauma

May 26th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
The Effects of Adolescent 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, …

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Maintaining Healthy Relationships with Borderline Personality Disorder

May 24th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
The Effects of Adolescent 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 …

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Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

March 23rd, 2019 - Leave a Comment
The Effects of Adolescent 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 …

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Ever Heard of Digital Hoarding?

March 16th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
The Effects of Adolescent 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 …

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What Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?

February 22nd, 2019 - Leave a Comment
The Effects of Adolescent Trauma

People that struggle with attention disorders like ADHD or ADD can struggle with a lot of painful symptoms that others may not be aware of. Their disorder can make it difficult to function in daily life and can cause harm to their relationships. Many people with ADHD suffer from rejection sensitive dysphoria which is an …

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The Difference Between Trauma and Drama

February 18th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
The Effects of Adolescent Trauma

Everyone goes through stressful experiences and even everyday mishaps can become a dramatic problem depending on a person’s reaction to it. There are some things that we choose to react dramatically to even if they aren’t really dangerous or life threatening situations such as getting a bad grade, being offended by someone or other daily …

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Will Anger Management Help Extreme Mood Swings?

February 13th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
The Effects of Adolescent Trauma

Different kinds of disorders and mental health issues can lead to problems with uncontrolled anger. When someone experiences extreme mood swings they may end up having feelings of rage from time to time that can negatively affect their relationships. Anger can be a natural emotion but when it becomes problematic and creates too many consequences …

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Dealing with Self Harm as an Adult

January 19th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
The Effects of Adolescent Trauma

Most people associate self-harm with troubled teens and young people who are dealing with depression. Although teens often represent the majority of people who have self-harm issues, there are plenty of adults who are also struggling with the problem. Self-harm is a devastating mental health issue that can affect any age, gender and people from …

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Are You Finding it Impossible to Focus?

December 8th, 2018 - Leave a Comment
The Effects of Adolescent Trauma

We live in a modern world where it is very easy to become distracted. With mobile devices at our fingertips and new technologies that take up a lot of our attention, focusing can become a real challenge. People can have a limited supply of attention and a lack of focus can drain your energy and …

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