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Types of Mental Health Disorders and Illness

Types of Mental Health Disorders

Mental health disorders are conditions that affect a person’s mood, thinking, and behavior. Living with a mental health disorder can be difficult, but fortunately, most forms of mental illness are treatable. Because mental health is such an important part of our overall health and wellbeing, it’s necessary to understand the various types of mental disorders, … Read more

Borderline Personality Disorder vs Bipolar – Is BPD Worse?

borderline personality disorder

Understanding and distinguishing the differences between Borderline Personality Disorder vs Bipolar Disorder can be difficult because they share many related symptoms. Both of these mental health conditions can cause depression, drive impulsive behavior, and create extravagant or unwarranted emotional responses in people living with either of the disorders. To answer the common question, “is BPD … Read more

Mental Health Awareness Month in May

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Humans have been working to unravel the mysteries of the mind for thousands of years, yet it wasn’t until the 20th century that we came to use the term “mental health” and even longer to designate Mental Health Awareness Month in May. Over the last 100 years, our regard … Read more

Situational Depression Symptoms and Treatment

situational depression

Life has a way of throwing unexpected curveballs at us that cause stress, anxiety, and sometimes something more serious like situational depression. Really, the only prediction we can make about life is that it is unpredictable. There’s no escaping the surprise twists and turns that come at us from the earliest of ages. As adults, … Read more

Histrionic Personality Disorder Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

histrionic personality disorder

The general public often misunderstands personality disorders. These are complex mental illnesses that might present as quirky or difficult personalities. In many cases, a person suffering from a personality disorder is unable to recognize their own condition even when presented with its evidence. This is especially true in the case of Histrionic Personality Disorder. An … Read more

June is PTSD Awareness Month

ptsd awareness month

Because trauma impacts so many people, June is PTSD Awareness Month and recognized every year. While some people are able to recover after a traumatic experience, many relive their worst moments over and over… and over again. Approximately 7 to 8 people out of a 100 will develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at some … Read more

Borderline Personality Disorder and Addiction

borderline personality disorder and addiction

Examining the correlation between the 10 types of personality disorders and substance use, one of the most common links appears with Borderline Personality Disorder and addiction. When it comes to mental health and issues of substance abuse or addiction, there is undoubtedly a direct connection. In some cases, a substance use disorder can lead to … Read more

Neurosis Symptoms and Definition

What to Know About Neurosis Symptoms - Definition

Neurotic behavior or neurosis is a term often used casually to describe a person who is overly vigilant or anxious. Like other words, for example “gay” (which was previously used to mean happy) the meaning of the word “Neurosis” has changed over time. In the past, neurosis meant any mental illness other than psychosis. Today, … Read more

Addictive Personality Disorder

addictive personality

The last decade has seen an increase in reported cases of substance abuse. Behavioral addictions also represent a significant public health concern. The need to understand an addictive personality disorder has consequently increased, with seemingly contradicting reports from studies exploring the correlation between addiction and personality traits. In one such study, 216 addicted people and … Read more