The Psychology of Perfectionism

The Psychology of Perfectionism

Getting good grades at school, attending a respected university, having interesting friends, building an impressive career, marrying well, raising your kids properly… From an early age, societal and cultural norms push us to fit the mold of perfection. And in the current era of social media platforms like Instagram or TikTok, the pressure to be flawless has never been higher.

Matrescence: The Developmental Phase of New Motherhood

Matrescence: The Developmental Phase of New Motherhood

After giving birth to my daughter, I remember feeling upside down and inside out, especially those first few weeks. I knew the postpartum period would be filled with new and sometimes difficult experiences, but I was in no way prepared for the depth and breadth of change in every area of my life.

Shared Psychotic Disorder

Shared Psychotic Disorder

What is Shared Psychotic Disorder? According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), shared psychotic disorder (folie à deux) is a rare disorder characterized by sharing a specific delusion among two or more people in a close relationship. The inducer (primary) who...

The Difference between Autism and Social Communication Disorder

The Difference between Autism and Social Communication Disorder

Has your child been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), or does he or she exhibit symptoms of autism? Before seeking autism-specific assistance, make sure the diagnosis is correct. According to the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism (SDCA), you may learn that your child has Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder (SCD).

What You Need To Know About Menopause & Andropause

What You Need To Know About Menopause & Andropause

In a world that glorifies youth, it can be challenging to get excited about getting older. Rather than treating aging as a fantastic privilege, it’s viewed as a hindrance that paints a dark vision of the future ahead filled with bodily aches, dips in metabolism, lower sex drive, and mood swings.

3 Pillars of Cultivating Emotional Vulnerability

3 Pillars of Cultivating Emotional Vulnerability

How come we feel so drawn to these individuals who dare to show up authentically, flaws and all, yet when it comes to us, it’s a totally different story?
Welcome to the paradox of emotional vulnerability! Even though it’s the secret sauce to bonding with others and supporting our emotional well-being, we’re often too afraid to walk the walk and be vulnerable with others.

Body Image and Psychological Well-Being

Body Image and Psychological Well-Being

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), morbid obesity is rising around the world. It can cause unpleasant appearance and body image. Most of the studies have aimed to evaluate the psychopathology of overweight and obesity and paying attention to mental well-being in morbid obese individuals is rare.

Create Your “Feel Good” Daily Routine in 5 Steps

Create Your “Feel Good” Daily Routine in 5 Steps

If you were to look back on your life, chances are your thoughts would travel back to those milestone moments and big days like graduating, getting married, or that iconic summer holiday trip you went on with your best friends! Granted, some hardships and challenging or even painful memories would also come to mind, whether it be experiencing the loss of a loved one, getting fired, or breaking up with a partner.

About Harbor Psychiatry & Mental Health

We believe outstanding healthcare is delivered when we merge the science of medicine with the compassion of our hearts. We refer to this as “head and heart together,” inspiring constant improvement and lasting success.
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