Category Archives for Disorders and Therapy

How To Identify Depression In Children

Everybody has felt “down in the dumps” at one point or another, but what about when that feeling of sadness and emptiness persists over an extended period of time? What about when the signs of depression manifest themselves during childhood? Childhood depression can be difficult to handle, for both the child and the parents, and […]

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What is Panic Disorder?

Have you ever experienced a feeling of impending doom? One so tangible, it tightens your chest and accelerates your heart rate as the anxiety begins to grip every aspect of your life at that very moment? More than likely, you were experiencing a panic attack. While this experience was rather unpleasant, it passed, and you […]

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What is Agoraphobia?

Imagine stepping outside of your house and feeling like everything around you was going to gravely harm you. This is the feeling that overwhelms a person suffering with agoraphobia. Derived from the Greek term meaning, “fear of the marketplace,” agoraphobia is characterized by an overwhelming anxiety that if an emergency should occur, escape would be […]

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Have you ever had a sinking, pit-in-your-stomach feeling of unexplainable impending doom? Have you ever looked outside on a beautiful, sunny day, and all of a sudden get a sinking feeling that the sky is about to fall? That’s the constant reality of a person struggling with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Accompanied with an ever-present, […]

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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, or manic depression, is a mental disorder hallmarked by random and extreme mood changes. These mood swings can disrupt one’s life astronomically by affecting one’s temperament, energy level, motivation, etc. Only 3% of the population suffers with bipolar disorder, and it is believed that both genetic and environmental factors are the cause of […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder?

We all have that one friend who will re-fold laundry that wasn’t folded “perfectly,” or who will obsess over a crooked painting on the wall with the excuse of, “sorry, it’s my OCD!” While crooked photos and wrinkled sheets are annoying, the realities of Obsessive- Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) stretch past organizational quirks and can […]

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