Understanding Impulse-Control Disorders

Understanding Impulse-Control Disorders

Impulsivity refers to a tendency to respond hastily to internal or external cues. For instance, impulsive people tend to speak as soon as a thought occurs to them.  Or to purchase an item immediately and spontaneously, with little internal debate about the quality,...

Dual Diagnosis: Mental Health and Addiction

Dual Diagnosis: Mental Health and Addiction

According to Luna Greenstein at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), as intuitive as the term “dual diagnosis” may seem, it actually doesn’t mean having two mental health conditions. Dual diagnosis (also referred to as a co-occurring disorder) is a term...

Recognizing and Treating Trauma in Children

Recognizing and Treating Trauma in Children

Young children are particularly vulnerable to trauma.  For instance, compared to other age groups, children younger than four years of age have among the highest rates of nonfatal injuries (e.g., falls, drownings, poisonings, burns).  Furthermore, over half of child...

Dementia and Mental Health

Dementia and Mental Health

According to the Mental Health Foundation (MHF), dementia is a term used to describe a range of conditions that affect the brain. It’s caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, or by a series of strokes. Dementia mainly affects people over 65,...

Prolonged Grief and Its Treatment

Prolonged Grief and Its Treatment

Each year, in California alone, a quarter of a million people die.  In the US as a whole, three million do. As these statistics suggest, many of us will, at some point in our lives, lose a loved one and experience grief. From normal to prolonged grief Grief refers to...

Schizophrenia – Myths and Facts

Schizophrenia – Myths and Facts

According to Stephanie Watson with WebMD, there's a lot of incorrect information about schizophrenia. Some of it is spread by movies or TV shows. Or sometimes, people use stereotypes when talking about this mental illness. Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder...

Causes of Morning Anxiety

Causes of Morning Anxiety

Do you struggle with morning anxiety?  Do you want to know why?  If so, read on, because this article describes potential causes and solutions to morning anxiety. Worries Some anxiety in the morning is normal because morning is when there is a sudden shift from the...

Psychotherapy or Medication, or Both?

Psychotherapy or Medication, or Both?

How do I choose between medication and psychotherapy? According to the American Psychological Association (APA), Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology), medications, psychotherapy, and their combination have been shown to help people with emotional or behavioral...

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