Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a disorder that affects people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. It is normal for people who have undergone trauma to have anxiety, trouble sleeping, fear, and other symptoms for up to a month after the event. If these symptoms persist, it could be a case …

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD OCD is a disorder where people have constant and repetitive thoughts, sensations, feelings, or impulses (obsessions) that they alleviate by performing tasks, rituals, or certain behaviors (compulsions). Common obsessions are contamination, hurting oneself or others, or cause a catastrophic event among others. People with OCD feel like if they …

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Couples Therapy

Let’s face it, couples argue. A certain amount of arguing is even healthy for a relationship. It helps bring relationship issues to the forefront so that they can be confronted and worked on to strengthen your bond. When these arguments carry on for long periods of time, become a frequent …

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Family Therapy

Family Therapy: Attachment Issues There are many issues that can arise in a family setting that can affect the family dynamic and cause emotional issues for different members of the family. Children are at the highest risk to be affected by these family issues. One of the main problems that …

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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are a serious affliction affecting about 11 million Americans. Of those 11 million, about 10 million are females. Eating disorders, in simple terms, are when you have an unhealthy relationship with food. There are different forms of eating disorders that involve fasting, binge eating, or purging. There are …

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Suicide

Suicidal thoughts may accompany various mental or emotional disorders and are a gravely serious symptom. Help should be sought immediately if you have thoughts of wanting to hurt yourself. Peoplemay contemplate suicide when they experience: Feelings of hopelessness Feelings of worthlessness Feelings that the world would be a better place …

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Compulsive Behaviors – Addictions

People can become addicted to just about anything. Some of the more common addictions are smoking, drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, and shopping among countless others. An addiction is when you feel a compulsive need to do something and you have no ability to control that desire. Addictions can interfere with …

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Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is a serious issue, both medically and legally. Domestic abuse can be physical, sexual, or emotional. For many people it may be difficult to understand or accept the fact that they are in an abusive relationship. They may make excuses for the abuse like, “They just lost their …

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